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Steak and Shake 10555 Ulmerton Largo FL

Came in on an early morning last week, pleasant friendly service in a clean quiet dining room. This is consistent will all their locations I’ve been to.

Ordered the three silver-dollar pancakes for a buck and a half plus three of their dollar breakfast tacos. Coffee mug reloaded three times at least. Their retro interior and golden oldies music is always welcome.

Unfortunately they are now starting breakfast at six, so it’s the dinner menu before then.


Applebee’s 4000 Park Blvd Pinellas Park FL

I confess that I had never been to an Applebee’s before. Few people as I walked in just before two. Gracious friendly greeter and waitress, plus my favorite vintage soft rock music a big plus.

For so long I thought they were mainly a bar, they are but they have a good menu. Their two item lunch special is pretty good, ordered the honey pepper chicken tenders with fries plus a steak and black bean soup.

Ok, lowest price on the menu and you get what you pay for. Only three chicken tenders, a bit skimpy. Where are the black beans in this soup, not seen on the surface? Yes a few black beans on a spicy soup with tiny meat particles on a small bowl.

Huge lemonade glass with ice. Not turned on by this small electronic game screen on every table, apparently to entertain yourself while waiting. They have a burger special after 4PM that would go well with beer. A few cents over ten including tax, might drop in again and try another item.

About six overhead TV screens surrounding the huge central bar area. Dining area borders windows.


Planet Fitness at Palm Harbor 30701 US Highway 19

Drifted far north of my orbit to try this gym out, I’ve already been to 66th Street location a few times. Still can’t believe I get free gym as a SilverSneakers member. The huge open area here is different, and being a Saturday afternoon I thought it would be packed but no. Maybe they were all Christmas shopping.

It’s always inspiring to see people my age and older working out and taking care of themselves. Pleasant young man greets you at front desk. As other reviewers mention, no pool or sauna is missed, but they are a bargain for the pay-as-you-go price. All equipment is spotless and the floor shiny clean, what’s not to like?

It’s tucked into a strip mall at an angle from Publix, can’t be seen from the highway so they should put up a tall sign.