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“Try it; you'll probably be pleasantly suprised”

American Legion Post 273
Ranked #37 of 80 Restaurants in Madeira Beach
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
North Port, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Try it; you'll probably be pleasantly suprised”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We visited my aunt who owns a Madeira Beach property. She and her husband are members and frequently visit the post to enjoy a meal and nice night out on the town. After having had dinner at the post, I can understand why they are smitten with the place. You do not have to be a post member to enjoy the food and charming atmosphere, but a member must purchase all alcoholic beverages. There is a large indoor area with A/C and plenty of tables to eat and mingle with the friendly guest. This room had a disc jockey that fired the crowd up with great music. Most of the participants (no matter how old or young) could be seen dancing and having an obvious great time. My party sat outdoors at a boardwalk like venue. It was a strikingly beautiful evening to be outdoors and sitting within feet of the Gulf of Mexico. The sun gleamed brightly off the crystal clear water, while boats rode by. There was also separate music on the outside boardwalk which was upbeat, but not annoying. These wonderful features were set into a baby blue sky with spectacular puffy white clouds. My aunt almost didn't take us to the post because she wanted to take us out for an expensive meal and felt embarrassed by the relatively modest food prices. What a mistake that would have been. The list of menu options was minimal in its choices, but did have something for just about everyone. The portions were of decent size and the food was more than acceptable. The waitresses work had to satisfy your every need and frequently stop back to see if you need drink refills or anything else. All of the staff appeared friendly. If you're looking for a decent meal at a reasonable price with B+ entertainment and A+ atmosphere, don't miss trying the American Legion Post 273.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Ed M
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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“Lovely cheap way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

This is a great American Legion Post and has the largest membership of any AL Post in the world. Inside is comfortable but the outside patio offers a place to sit and watch the dolphins and manatees plus all kinds of sea birds. Excellent waitresses patrol the tables ready to take orders for quite a selection of foods which are good value. Alcohol is served both inside and on the patio - cash only - plus each order is processed with a current Legion membership card being presented. Certainly Canadian Legion cards are accepted and I presume other Legion membership cards will get the same acceptance.
Next door is reportedly the only McDonald's restaurant in the world with docking facilities, just sail in and get served. I wish this was closer to home.

  • Visited February 2012
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4 Thank Torontax
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