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5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
941-383-3787
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food. Fast, Friendly Service. Casual

I suggest this place for lunch, IF in the neighbourhood (ie: not a 'destination'). Good food. Fast, Friendly Service. Casual. Reasonable price. Family oriented.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Slapdash service, uninspiring decor, unappetizing food, high prices. Nice location in mini-shopping plaza. Avoid unless you are starving!

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Inverness, Illinois
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121 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We sat at the counter for breakfast. We were ignored for about 10 minutes. When the server finally acknowledged us we told her that we were pressed for time. It took over 30 minutes to get the wrong order and it was overcooked. She wasn't overly concerned about it. But the worst part of the experience is as we had... More 

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Rockville, MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had breakfast here in April, 2015. The food was very good. The service was outstanding. The waitresses work as a team. All were very nice. Would go back in a heart beat.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We caught them on a busy weekend and they were playing catch up - cleaning and seating people was difficult. The kitchen was overwhelmed and it showed. We have been here several times and the quality was not the same which is upsetting - there are so few places to grab a good breakfast on the island.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Such a great spot for Breakfast on Longboat Key! Everyone in our group (Hubby, daughter, daughter's BFF) enjoyed their food. Wonderful homemade corned beef hash, great breakfast special -- everything cooked to perfection. Friendly and prompt service, fun beachy decor, wonderful food and great value. We'll be coming back!

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nyc
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I suggest this place for lunch, IF in the neighbourhood (ie: not a 'destination'). Good food. Fast, Friendly Service. Casual. Reasonable price. Family oriented.

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Wildwood
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Cafe style. Plentiful portions and good quality. Priced accordingly. You can't go wrong for breakfast or lunch.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We ate there on 2 occasions and our meals were delicious. The portions are huge and the service was great. Definetely would recommend this place for a great breakfast. They serve lunch too I believe but we only went for breakfast.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you want a sensational breakfast, this is the place to go. The selection is wonderful, each item is prepared with care and the service can not be beat! Go!

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I had breakfast/brunch here twice in February and enjoyed it both time. It has the atmosphere of a busy local diner, with friendly staff and generous servings. I first had a traditional meal of eggs with grits and toast but the second time I succumbed to the daily special of apricot-stuffed French toast. The filling was creamy and the dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: 941-383-3787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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