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Recipe Box

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American, Diner
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147 E Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-8102
(813) 655-2686
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Giant portions, half orders of most meals available, worth the 20 min wait for a great bfast and friendly staff!

Thank EFox201
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice clean homey restaurant with a fantastic breakfast menu. Home cooked food at it's best. Cracker Barrel could take lessons from this place. Good food and excellent service with a lot of regulars so you know it's good. They keep coming back.

Thank Gary F
Valrico, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for breakfast or lunch. Family owned. Home cooking without the cleanup. Staff is very friendly in a warm and comfy atmosphere. Half portions available for smaller appetites. The only place we eat breakfast outside of home.

Thank Rcfeuer1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great service ,thanks Kelli it was a pleasure having you wait on us ,hope to see ya when we come back * John Turner

Thank jojokjm
Brandon, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recipe box is one of my favorite breakfast spots! Seating during the week is quick. Weekends always have a wait because they are usually packed. Love the biscuits and gravy!!! Pancakes are huge Only negative to me is the plastic cups the coffee is served in. I think it affects the flavor of the coffee, which is not bad They... More 

Thank Ryder663
Brandon, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Used to be very good, now I find the food little bland. The restaurant is clean and usually has a short wait.

Thank 0324nas
Riverview, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

They have the Best Waffles & Fries Light and done just right.. There fries they cook inside out Yeah I know I don't understand it either I just eat and enjoy :)

Thank Carol B
Lakeland, Florida
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Another Sunday morning excursion. Arrived a little after 9:00...seated in 5 minutes. Nice clean place and a very friendly staff. Not a very extensive menu but the usual standards are there. The Country Fried Steak was very good, Hash Browns were ok (they should consider adding homefries to the menu) Nothing fancy but no issues.

Thank BadgerBus
Valrico, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a quaint family restaurant, with a huge following by local residents. They are only open for breakfast and lunch, and close at 2:30 pm. The wait staff is excellent, and quick with delivering the food. A little known fact is that there is a grouper special on Fridays. For $6.99, you will get a large portion of very... More 

Thank 1947Pat1947
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

One of the things we look forward to on the weekend is going here for breakfast! We love the food! The service is awesome! Food is hot, fast and delicious! We're locals and very happy to have such a great place to come and enjoy breakfast or lunch! As many times as we have been here we have never had... More 

Thank JanisPlantz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 E Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: (813) 655-2686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?