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147 E. Bloomingdale Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 655-2686
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Belly busting servings

We visit restaurants with the idea that we will return if two of the three visits are really good. The first time was for lunch and was dully impressed. I had a Ruben....UUM good. The second time was breakfast on a Sunday morning. I had country fried steak and sausage gravy. By the time I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Robert V
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Seffner, Florida
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Seffner, Florida
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visit restaurants with the idea that we will return if two of the three visits are really good. The first time was for lunch and was dully impressed. I had a Ruben....UUM good. The second time was breakfast on a Sunday morning. I had country fried steak and sausage gravy. By the time I finished the toast, hash browns... More 

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is such a nice little place with a great local feel. We went for breakfast on Mother's Day. The portions are large. The hash browns are delish! And the wait staff is friendly. The menu offers a huge assortment of choices so anyone should be satisfied. Can't wait to go back again.

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nj
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The sandwiches and breakfast items are huge and tasty and reasonable. Great local place. The French fries were ourstanding.

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My daughter and I went for her birthday, she chose the place I had never eaten there. They are only open until 2pm I believe. It was homey, very busy but we did not wait long. I had an omelet, grits and pancakes with coffee. She had the biscuits and gravy which she said were awesome. Huge helpings....def take home... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Mama's breakfast half portion is still a lot of food because the pancakes are colossal, covering a full-size dinner plate. Add some pecans and bananas to the pancake and it's like having dessert as your main course. The spinach pie is wonderful for breakfast or lunch. Reuben also a good lunch choice. Friendly staff and good food.

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Brandon, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Breakfast here is a terrific value. I love the French toast and the sausage links. The hash browns are fresh and yummy. The pecan pancakes are perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Just had beakfast here with my hubby. They have friendly staff with good service. The prices are reasonable and the portions are large. Stuffed French toast was delish and hubby had the corn beef hash, which he said was very good. We also shared a biscuits and gravy plate which was good. The biscuits were thick and soft. Gravy was... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We always go here when we visit our son and family in Brandon. Great breakfast with very good service. Always friendly and the food is good as well. Great place for the family.

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Orlando, Florida
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This restaurant is open until 2:30 pm daily and serves breakfast and lunch, with breakfast being served all day. Service was outstanding and very friendly. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. You can order food in large or small sizes, which is great for small appetites. The menu is very extensive with many choices. This has become a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Best breakfast place in Brandon, FL! Daves skillet is absolutely delicious and huge. Pancakes are also huge!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 147 E. Bloomingdale Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: (813) 655-2686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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