The reviews below were spot on - people waiting, good food and nice atmosphere. Millie's is THE place for breakfast in Sarasota, Florida. My first reaction to Millie's was to ask myself how I would go about creating a restaurant that was primarily a breakfast place and the answer is that I would create a Millie's. The decor is reminiscent of a grandmother's warm farm house with all sorts of little decorative items. And were were greeted by ladies in period dress making the homey atmosphere even better. The service was fine, although the individual who brought us our food forgot to bring one of our plates after telling us that he'd be right back. Our wonderful waitress Judy rushed to correct this problem. No problem. So we were here in the arms of contentment and peace and guess what? The breakfast items that arrived were just that -- normal eggs benedict, normal home fries, normal sunny side up eggs. Regular breakfast fare is breakfast whether you eat it in this warm place or a greasy spoon diner (sometimes it is better in the latter). A good part of the menu is taken up with other typical items you can get elsewhere; pancakes, omelettes, waffles, egg dishes.
But what sets Millie's apart is the twists on some of the items above and a good number different things on the menu. Some of them are: a German apple baked pancake; cottage cheese pancakes; French pancakes; and Russian blintzes. We went between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day and guess what - they had corned beef and cottage. (Millie's closes at 2:30 p.m. seven days a week. There are so many interesting things on the menu that make it difficult to decide what to order.
So with all of this warm atmosphere and good vibes and food, why did I rate Millie's only four circles? When we go out for breakfast I always tell myself that I'll get something different from corned beef hash. But I can never make myself do it. This time I should have. I expected something distinctive but this corned beef hash was something you can get out of a can. It was just diner corn beef hash which is usually fine for me. But not a Millie's. Anyone craving really real and delicious home made hash try Food Is Love in Englewood. I would go back to Millie's in a heartbeat but would try one of the truly special items on the menu. Why go here for just a plain old breakfast?
P.S. the sunny side up yokes were over done just a tad.
P.S.S. not far away on Tamiani Trail there is a place called Lox n Eggs, a true New York bagel joint which, transported to Grenwich Village, would do just fine.
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