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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
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my friend and we met my dad for a late brunch. When we got there my dad asked me to taste the oatmeal and it was definitely not right and we had it sent back. When our food came out my friend and I had to THEN go find our own silverware. When we started eating... More 

Thank vmorg9730
Tampa, Florida
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

1st time visit, arrived about 11:00 am. Server extremely nice, place at the time not busy. Run of the mill menu with plenty to choose from. Perhaps it's our first impression, ordered gravy with 1 biscuit & bacon with a side of grits. Biscuit heavily smothered in gravy which was thick and "dry", everything else was ok. Ordered an omelet... More 

Thank TampaLouie
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is my go to place for breakfast/brunch.Always a great meal, always great service, and not even my 14 year old grandson can finish his full meal. Eggs anyway you like are done just right, grits are never sticky or pasty, pancakes are fluffy enough they almost float. The onl;y negative is the occasional 45 minute wait to get seated.

Thank Shawn M
Tampa Bay
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We came her once a long time ago and now we frequent this place several times in a month, we like the cozy atmosphere and the coffee, but most of all, I personally like the pancakes, they are big and fluffy. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed it all. Service varies though, depending of whomever you get that day, but... More 

Thank waros
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The food here is excellent, service is almost always excellent. My only complaint is that the hostess is the most unfriendly person I've ever encountered in the food service industry. Just returned from breakfast, and I'm still shaking my head that she never once made eye contact or acknowledged my presence. Even when she rang up my check, when I... More 

Thank Jackie G
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Poor waitress Dawn delivered a worst than average service during a lunch time visit she was uncaring and distant she came by with the food and check the only 2 times she came after taking our order I can only say that the food did not make up for the horrible service that day and it will be a long... More 

Thank handyguy1250
Brandon, Florida
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our Waitress Dawn could care less about service she dropped the food and the next time we saw her was when she brought the check No coffee refill No how is the food and when I called in to complain the manager I spoke basically said I was lying I then explained that I now had No reason to return... More 

Thank tonyten301
Brandon, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always great breakfast. Always a waiting line to get in! Great service too! They offer military discounts.

Thank dhall10626
Brandon, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If your looking for a place that serves awesome tasting breakfest that is reasonably priced, this is the place. The food is awesome with a wide range of selection to choose from. You can event taste their homemade cookies.

Thank BobAnaC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Finally try this place some of the best biscuits and gravy ever had. pancakes are awesome. Service is fast great and friendly. This will definitely become one of our regulars

Thank Bret G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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?