Another unassuming gem that I passed by for years, but yesterday as I was walking toward a packed Steak and Shake across the street I had second thoughts. Walked back to the Pinellas Trail pedestrian bridge, crossed and went in. Although the square footage is about the same as a big house, the place will grow on you with gracious hospitality.
Friendly waitress tells me to sit at any empty spot, so landed at rear table with panoramic view of Park Street. Menus already at the table along with all condiments, great time saver. What would you like to drink, coffee please. A huge cup appears in seconds. Do you need a minute? Yes please. Never been so let’s observe the menu.
Opted for the fish plate at $6.95, three breaded fish fillets and tartar sauce plus plenty of fries, cole slaw and two garlic bread slices. Kept me full for several hours. One refill on that huge cup was plenty coffee.
Not packed when I arrived early afternoon but coming and going steady. Split wood ceiling for that country barn look. Seats along counter plus tables in center and along windows. Subdued ornaments along wall shelf. Two small TVs useless from rear tables. Outdoor seating.
My waitress asked four times if I all was well, a new record for outstanding customer service. Will return for breakfast soon.