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147 E Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-8102
+1 813-655-2686
07:00 - 14:30
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Valrico, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a quaint family restaurant, with a huge following by local residents. They are only open for breakfast and lunch, and close at 2:30 pm. The wait staff is excellent, and quick with delivering the food. A little known fact is that there is a grouper special on Fridays. For $6.99, you will get a large portion of very... More 

Thank 1947Pat1947
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

One of the things we look forward to on the weekend is going here for breakfast! We love the food! The service is awesome! Food is hot, fast and delicious! We're locals and very happy to have such a great place to come and enjoy breakfast or lunch! As many times as we have been here we have never had... More 

Thank JanisPlantz
Riverview, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

First visit on Father's Day as a breakfast outing compliments of my daughter. What a great place. This is what breakfast diners were like before the Cracker Barrels of the world dotted the landscape. The food quality and service was far better than any "chain restaurant". Be hungry, the portions are very generous. The two pancake order covered the entire... More 

1 Thank Matt1135
Riverview, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Well my husband and went the other day for breakfast sorry it took us so long to go there.I neverthought from the outside that it was so big inside. Roni was our server very good and very helpful answering our questions. I had the cornbeef hash and eggs so very good. We will definitely make this our new breakfast place... More 

Thank Susan L
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

First thing...this place gets busy, but we went VERY early on a Sat because I've heard this place was good. Service was great! And from the outside looks you wouldn't have expected its larger seating arrangement inside. Atmosphere is a Diner which is great, because that's what its classified as (smiley face). Food was OK...the coffee is served in plastic... More 

Brandon, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The food appears to be all made from frozen. I experienced this first hand my food was very cold inside service is good. For lunch it is ok. Fast making it easy for lunch.

Thank Pat R
Brandon, Florida
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Serves breakfast and lunch. Usually packed. Good food and friendly service but nothing crazy good either. Soups tend to taste salty.

Thank TampaTornado
Seffner, Florida
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191 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

The pancakes are about 10-12 inches across so be hungry if your order a stack of 3....the single biscuit and sausage gravy is more than enough to fill you up....

Thank Robert V
Brandon, Florida
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

eat there often and each time is excellent.. would highly recommend it for lunch. Have great cabbage rolls

Thank pvollrath
Brandon, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great food.... Excellent egg dishes and pan cakes.. everything is always very tasty and quick to the table. Service is always outstanding.tall cashier can use a little personality.All the servers have one.

Thank Dpc38

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 E Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: +1 813-655-2686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?