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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.

Red Robin at Tyrone Square Mall

First time at a Red Robin, this is the only one I’ve seen in Pinellas County. It’s a combination of gourmet burger joint and sports bar. Since it’s one of the fast-casual chains in trouble it was interesting to visit.

Opted for one of their four $6.99 burger specials, the sriracha burger and unlimited fries, which arrived in about five minutes. Huge tasty burger was quite filling, and with the fries I got it was plenty for me. No more fries, thanks.

All of several TV screens on ESPN, rock music was a bit loud. Two lady servers as I came in, one asks if table or booth, a booth please. Another takes my order, then twice came by asking if all was well. My glass was not re-filled, my only service complaint. They have a few other items besides burgers.