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We were in Pinellas Park this morning & stopped at Busy Bee for breakfast.

Loren got an omelette with a side of grits & I got the 2+2+2, with pancakes, eggs, & bacon, plus a side of home fries.  Overall, it was just ok.  I ordered my eggs with cheese and all they did was melt a piece of cheese on top of them.  The pancakes could have been a bit fluffier and everything needed salt.  Can’t say that we’d go back.  Total bill was $19.

Busy Bee
7345 49th St N
Pinellas Park, FL
727-546-1093

Busy Bee Snak Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food2/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
2.6/5

Breakfast


We went back to the Palm Harbor Bistro this morning to check out their breakfast menu.  Loren got the Empire skillet and I went for a 2-2-2 Your Way.

The Empire skillet had sausage, bacon, onions, mushrooms & cheese on top of fried potatoes plus 2 eggs and toast.  There was plenty of food on the plate.  I really their scrambled eggs.  They were light and fluffy.

For my 2-2-2, I got pancakes, eggs over easy and bacon with hash browns.   It was good, but I’d go for the scrambled eggs next time.  Total bill was $20.

Palm Harbor Bistro
32922 US Hwy 19
Palm Harbor, FL
727-239-0999

Palm Harbor Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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

Quiet Here


We went over to Johnny Grits in Tarpon Springs for dinner tonight.  At first we weren’t sure they were open since the restaurant was empty.  We like quiet dinners though.  We started off with the fried okra.

There was way more on the plate than we could have eaten.  They were crunchy and tasty, but a little bland.  Loren got the buffalo chicken sandwich and I went for the fried chicken benedict.

He said the chicken was tender and it wasn’t overly spicy.  The chicken on the benedict was good, but the poached eggs were overcooked.  If the yolk doesn’t come oozing out, it’s just not right.  Overall it was ok.  We’ve definitely had better here.  Total bill with a drink was $25.

Johnny Grits
857 E. Klosterman Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL
727-942-4748
Johnny Grits Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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

Breakfast


Going out for breakfast on a Sunday morning can be quite the adventure if you don’t want to stand in line for an hour.  We thought we’d try Lenny’s in Clearwater to find the line surrounding the building.  Then we drove through the Village Inn parking lot to find it completely full as well.  Eventually, we drove by Country Skillet on Roosevelt and didn’t have to wait for a table.  They brought a few mini blueberry muffins to the table.  I could have easily eaten a dozen of them and not thought twice about it.

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Loren got an omelette and I went for a southern scramble, both with hashbrowns.  His was smothered in hollendaise sauce, mine with sausage gravy.

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Let’s just say calorie count went out the window with this breakfast.  Everything was ok and there was plenty of it.  Hearty enough breakfast that neither of us needed lunch.   Nothing that wow’d us so much that we’d make a special trip out here, but it filled our bellies and we didn’t have to wait.  Total bill was $21.

Country Skillet Restaurant
2839 Roosevelt Blvd
Clearwater, FL
727-539-1428

Country Skillet Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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

Brunch


Craft Street Kitchen in Oldsmar opens for brunch on Saturday & Sunday.  We had just gotten out of a movie and was happily surprised that they weren’t too crowded.  While Loren opted for a burger and side salad, I went for the lobster benedict.

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He said the burger was tasty and he really liked the bacon on it.  As for the lobster benedict, I think these were the best eggs I’ve ever tasted in my life.

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I don’t often give much thought to eggs, but these must have been so fresh because my taste buds were immediately on alert after the first bite. There was plenty of lobster and the English muffin and hollandaise rounded out a pretty tasty breakfast.  Total bill with a drink was $30.

Craft Street Kitchen and Drinks
3153 Curlew Rd
Oldsmar, FL
727-314-4270

Craft Street Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.7/5