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“Mediocre food, canned veggies, frozen meat patties”

Elena's South Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 163 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Mediocre food, canned veggies, frozen meat patties”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food was Mediocre at best. The salad was average, the peas served with the meal came from a can. The Chicken Marsala was a frozen chicken patty. The Country fried steak was a frozen meat patty. The gravy was from a can.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Angola, New York
1 review
“Great experience”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had several great meals there. All food was very good. Loved the Chicken Parm. Wish I had the recipe for your sauce.It was the best I have tasted in a long time. Prices were very good and service was great. Especially had a great experience with a waiter named William. Thanks again for and enjoyable experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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Quincy, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good comfort food”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Went there with no expectations and was blown away by the variety of the menu. Love the Greek influence to the menu. Had lamb shank special for ten bucks. Got a Greek salad for no extra charge. Slow simmered with a great sauce. Desert included. Wife had quesadillas that were very good.
Next time I am getting the Greek 1/2 roasted chicken. It won't be long.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Donald D
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Popular for Breakfast and Lunch”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Breakfast is my preference at Elena's but they are also popular for lunch. For breakfast, you may have a short wait for a table because their food is consistently and predictably well prepared. They make excellent Eggs Benedict in different versions that are a great value. A favorite choice with a standard egg platter is the multi-grained. Their pancakes and waffles are very good too. The restaurant has a diner atmosphere, is clean, and the service is prompt and courteous. It really is a great place for a good meal alone or with others.

  • Visited January 2014
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New Port Richey, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
443 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Elena's South Restaurant”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stumbled across this place, while cursing around. The décor was a throw-back to an earlier era, the seating was spacious, service was great food was excellent, and the background music was a perfect touch. For the price, size of portions and location, this is a “best buy” for the area.

  • Visited September 2013
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