Thomas’s Ham & Eggery in Carle Place

Thomas’s Ham & Eggery in Carle Place

If you transported yourself back in time over the last few decades and visited Carle Place, not far from Roosevelt Field Mall, you’d find that everything was different way back when. Everything but Thomas’s Ham & Eggery, that is. They’re the last holdout of the original local establishments and they’re still going as strong as they were when they opened their doors.


Photo Courtesy of Mark Brandon Photography

Owner Thomas Koukoulas is the first to arrive most days, stepping foot in the door around 4am to make the morning’s baked goods from scratch. Although his family are not the original owners of the restaurant, it probably saved a nice amount of money being that his name is Tom also and they did not need to change the original signs and stationary. Tom’s a mainstay in the restaurant and can be found greeting people as they come in and thanking them when they leave. On our recent visit we overheard a couple noting that they drove from Medford out in Suffolk County just to come back to Thomas’s. It’s the allegiance to the restaurant and to the food from loyal customers that has been a driving force in their many years of success.


Photo Courtesy of Mark Brandon Photography

Thomas’s is a diner unlike most found these days on Long Island. Where others are opening up huge and glitzy and with anything that you can think of on the menu, Thomas’s reminds us of simpler times. Limited seating, a smaller menu and a small town vibe are all on order. The wait can sometimes be pretty long and if you don’t get to the restaurant by 10am on a weekend, you may find yourself waiting for quite some time.


Photo Courtesy of Mark Brandon Photography

Eggs are made to order and are served hot on skillets, a unique point of presentation. Omeletes, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes and most other breakfast foods all show up on the menu. The kitchen area is small and always buzzing with activity and you’ll always be served something that is just coming off the line.


Photo Courtesy of Mark Brandon Photography

Breakfast is always the most important meal of the day and in order to start off on the right foot, we need to feed our appetites with quality products. Quality prices and an atmosphere to feel comfortable in allow us to keep Thomas’s as one of our favorite Long Island breakfast spots.

Mon – Tues: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed – Sat: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thomas’s Ham & Eggery
325 Old Country Rd.
Carle Place, NY 11514
516-333-3060
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