Greatest grits (2008)
Surf-themed Ditch Plains departs deliciously from the seafood-shack formula to offer all-day breakfasts that include the usual eggs and bacon, and the unusual, too: an entire menu of add-ins to be mixed in with stone-ground grits. Go haute cuisine with lobster or earthy with chorizo or healthy with spinach. The lobster rolls are every bit as good as they need to be, fairly spurting lobster meat from the slit in the bun, but the hot dogs are way too expensive—which is sad, because the ditch dog, topped with mac and cheese, is one of the greatest frank innovations of the decade. Open daily till 2 a.m.