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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Fantastic Breakfast

This is one of our favorite breakfast spots when we have guest in town or just want to get an early start on our day. Generous portions of well prepared food and an excellent waitstaff. It may be crowded but it will be worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
robertsG6500KS
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Valrico, Florida
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Valrico, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite breakfast spots when we have guest in town or just want to get an early start on our day. Generous portions of well prepared food and an excellent waitstaff. It may be crowded but it will be worth the wait.

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had breakfast there, being fortunate enough to get counter seats, as they are always busy. The restaurant was spotless, the service was friendly, and the food was excellent and fast. I had John's skillet and my daughter had the one-pancake option from the kids menu, which was replete with chocolate chips. The skillet is a very... More 

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Thank StephenRo
Brandon, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We eat here very often and cannot recommend this spot enough! Portions are generous and there isn't a thing on the extensive menu that isn't fantastic. Service is awesome. Can be packed with a bit of a wait....so be prepared.

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Thank Kent W
heilbronn
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Omelets can be made to order. Warning: pancakes are HUGE. Portions very generous. Service fast and friendly. Prices are comparable to IHOP. Our first time but we will definitely be back.

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Thank katlizzy
Riverview, Florida
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

First ever visit, 7:30 am on a Sunday. Still lots of room and fast seating. Food was quick and hot, and my pecan waffle was perfect. She enjoyed her egg and hashbrowns and biscuit. The OJ was served in a bottle, with a glass, but the half and half and jams/jellies were first rate.

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Thank Larry B
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Food was served quickly. Wife found something unidentifiable in her side order grits. It definitely was not grits. Showed it to the waitress, who likewise could not identify the object. Waitress did not offer another bowl of grits, or to discount our check. Her attitude was "oh well". Guess they are so busy, that if you show them something out... More 

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Thank curtiseh
tampa, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a great place to eat. The food is very good and served quickly and the service is excellent. The only thing I'd change about it is the coffee: it was weak and flavorless. Everything else is perfect!

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Thank Michael D
Riverview, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Small place and often there can be a wait as they are only open for breakfast and lunch....but it is worth it. Great homestyle food.

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Thank D M
Valrico, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I sat their watching regulars coming in after me being greeted and delivered their regular orders before my table was address. In some cases the manager came out and took their orders. They were greeted with smiles and friend chatter. I ordered the half Mamma's Breakfast. The sausage patty was good. Eggs were to hard and the pancake was tough.... More 

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Thank 1Charles1948
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Not being much of a breakfast person, I treated myself to an absolutely delicious meal here. Service was very fast and friendly and you can't beat the prices. The coffee was a bit too strong for me but everything else was perfect. Highly recommend!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?