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Tyrone Restaurant in St Petersburg,FL

Dropped in recently about lunchtime, nearly half full. The counter is directly in front of you as you walk in. A waitress-cashier was talking to a customer seated along the counter, but told me to sit anywhere.

Picked one of the three tables to the left of the counter, she quickly comes over and asks what to drink, coffee please. Would you like the breakfast or the lunch menu? Breakfast. A minute later she returns, do you need a minute? I’ll have a ham omelet with home fries and rye toast, $5.50 on the menu.

Another waitress brings my order in less than five minutes, a large omelet and chunky potato cubes that was quite filling. Coffee reloaded twice, once more would have been nice but not complaining after checking the bill and noticing 39 cents for coffee. Senior citizen discount?

Many older faithful customers it appears. Walls adorned with historic pictures of nautical themes. Did not sit at the larger dining hall on the right side. A pleasant family diner where everyone feels welcome at 7815 38th Avenue North, enjoyed it.

Panda Buffett at 3901 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton Florida

Panda Buffet is easy to miss in a strip mall corner by Publix. Pleasant friendly service always whenever I go. Their baked fish is my favorite, topped with fried rice. There are plenty of hot food selections, so it’s easy to eat too much if you don’t control yourself.

Workers here do a good job of keeping tables and floor clean, they are always hustling to get things done, surely appreciated. The egg drop soup is always tasty.


Ruby Tuesday at Tyrone Square Mall

Had lunch here yesterday after staying away for years. The place has changed a lot, completely remodeled interior. Prices are above my budget, yet I enjoyed the excellent service.

Their salad bar is $9.95 on it’s own, or 3.95 when combined with an entree. Ordered the small chicken fingers with fries for 8.95 and added the salad bar. Way too much for the chicken and fries, in hindsight should have gone for the unlimited salad bar.

Gracious waitress asked if all was well at least twice and refilled my glass, gets a medal for excellent service. She brings the bill inside a folder, pay anytime no hurry.

I ask for a leftovers container, she brings it quickly.

This is another restaurant chain in trouble, must be the prices not the service or decor.