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Recipe Box

147 E. Bloomingdale Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 655-2686
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Ranked #14 of 263 Restaurants in Brandon
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2014
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband, myself, and a friend of ours went to the Recipe Box for breakfast the other day after reading some good reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. The menu looked like it had a good variety of options as well. We went on a Sunday morning at about 10:00 a.m. The wait wasn't terribly long, probably 20 minutes. Our waitress... More

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North Palm Beach, FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

WOW! We were looking for a real breakfast since our hotel did not have anything worth eating. My wife did a search for local diner for breakfast, and found this place. We decided to try it...it was great. The food was good & so was the service.

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Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always busy on the weekends and especially after church you can always get a great breakfast and large portions here. The staff is friendly and wait time is manageable most of the time.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is the typical :'hole in the wall" with good food and great service. If you're looking for an upscale experience, you won't find it here. Locals love the atmosphere and kibbutzing with the staff. They go out of their way to accomodate your dietary needs--not typical of most chain restaurants. I go back every time I'm in town.

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Brandon, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The meals were of get proportions for the Children. Food was hot, and fresh. Service friendly and attentive to needs, especially the children's.

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Brandon, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great menu selections for breakfast and lunch.... Love the Eggs Benedict and other breakfast items. Sometimes a bit crowded on late weekend mornings, but...that comes with good food!

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Naples, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place was highly rated and that's why I came but this is a lesser version of IHOP. Even the menu looks like IHOPs items. The pancakes and eggs where very average. The server was very friendly but the food here is not very tasty.

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Valrico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Tried for a second time. Won't try again. Very average at best. Don't understand all the rave reviews. Hostess not welcoming and not a good impression when you walk in the door. Breakfast special was a veggie omelette. Not much to the omelette but there was a plate covered with hashbrowns if you want your fill of hashbrowns for breakfast.... More

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Brandon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a regular stop. We love the breakfast and this time tried to do brunch. Always good service, food and price. It is crowded if you go after 9 am...and expected to be based upon service and home cooking. Always worth the wait!

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Wimauma, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I had breakfast there a few days ago. Friends recommended this place and I looked at the trip advisor rating which is very high. Our meals where served in a reasonable amount of time and all the food was good. I just don't understand why this place is rated 4 out of over 200 places to eat... More

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