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Time for Tots


When I’m in the mood for tater tots, we head over to Pete & Shorty’s.  Loren got a pork tenderloin and I got the Chalet burger, both with tots, of course.

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At first Loren said he didn’t really want tots, but he ate every last one of them in his basket.  As usual, the pork tenderloin was way bigger than the bun and the burger was nice & juicy.  For $18, my tot craving was satisfied and my taste buds were happy.

Pete & Shorty’s Tavern
2820 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL
(727) 799-0580

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Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.4/5

Our last few ventures to Cody’s Original Roadhouse have been less than satisfying.  Though we usually enjoy the salad and yeast rolls, the entrees have been hit or miss.  Tonight’s dinner, though, was much improved.  The salad and rolls were fresh and tasty.

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This is usually the best part of the meal for us.  I was good this time though and didn’t order a second basket of rolls.  It was tempting though.  Loren went for the chef select NY Strip with a loaded baked potato.

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The steak was cooked a perfect medium and was very tender.  He only ate half of it and took the rest home.  This was definitely one of the better steaks he’s had here.  I went for the 1/2 rack of baby back ribs.

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They were very tender tonight and the portion seemed larger than usual.  Fall off the bone with a sweet and tangy bbq sauce.  I actually had some leftovers as well.  This is the first time in a while that we actually left here satisfied.  Total bill with a drink was $35.

Cody’s Original Roadhouse 
26210 US 19 Clearwater, FL
(727) 726-6800

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Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.0/5

Light Lunch


We ate lunch at Eve’s Family Restaurant in Oldsmar today.  We haven’t eaten here in quite a while.  I decided to go for some breakfast and got an omelet.

I ordered the Florentine omelet which had spinach, tomatoes, feta and hollandaise sauce.  The hollandaise sauce was a bit overwhelming, but overall the omelet was ok.  There was a lot of spinach in it and the feta gave it a subtle salty flavor.  The hashbrowns were crispy and though toast didn’t look burnt, it had a burnt flavor to it.  Loren went for soup & salad.

The cream of potato soup was thick and creamy and had a nice flavor to it.  The salad wasn’t anything special.   Total bill with a drink was $16.

Eve’s Family Restaurant
3150 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
727-787-6886

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Food3/5
Service2/5
Atmosphere2/5
Value3/5
2.6/5

We normally eat lunch at Daddy’s Grill, but decided to try it for dinner tonight.  They were pretty busy, but we didn’t have to wait for a table.  Loren’s meal came with a salad & I got some clam chowder to start off with.

 

That clam chowder was really good.  It had lots of clams and potatoes plus a nice thick, creamy texture.  Loren thought we were going to share it, but I think I scarfed most of it.  Loren ordered off of the specials menu and got the chicken stuffed with veal, spinach and cheese.

He really liked it.  The chicken was very tender and the fillings and gravy just made it that much more scrumptious.  He’s not a big fan of carrots, but he said these were cooked very well.   I ordered a mushroom cheeseburger and macaroni salad.

I actually ended up bringing half of it home because I ate so much of the chowder.  It was a well cooked burger though.  Nice & juicy with just the right amount of seasoning.  Total bill with a drink was $27.

Daddy’s Grill
3682 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
(813) 891-6556

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Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.7/5
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  • So Loud


    We ate dinner at Pappas Ranch down on Gulf to Bay tonight.  It wasn’t very busy for a Saturday night, but it was so loud that it made it difficult to carry on a conversation.  Although their appetizers are good, we decided to skip them tonight and go straight on to dinner.  Loren got the 6oz sirloin with a baked potato.

    He enjoyed the steak and said it had good seasoning.  The baked potato was fresh and tasty too.   I got the catfish tacos.

    These were very difficult to eat because of the sweet mango cole slaw and chipotle-lime mayo.  They just got to be too goopy after a while.  The fish wasn’t crispy either, so that just added to the mushiness.  The fries were pretty good though.  Total bill with a drink was $26.

    Pappas Ranch Steakhouse
    2630 Gulf to Bay Blvd
    Clearwater, FL
    (727) 797-9800

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    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere2/5
    Value3/5
    2.9/5