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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

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

We stopped in Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast this morning.  There was about a 20 minute wait for a table then we settled in for some blueberry pancakes and a omelette.

Blueberry Pancakes

Omelette

The pancakes were fluffy and tasty, but for the price, I was surprised that they didn’t come with anything else.  This is part of being a tourist destination, everything is overpriced . Loren liked the omelette well enough.  Service was ok, just took a while to get our food.  Total bill was $21.

Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast
15 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME
(207) 288-4166

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Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value2/5
2.9/5

I needed one good country breakfast while we were in North Carolina, so we stopped at the Iron Skillet in Bryson City.  The place was busy for a Wednesday morning, but we managed to grab a table and ordered up some grub.

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Loren got the western omelette and I had to have some biscuits & gravy with scrambled eggs and bacon.  I actually ordered the bacon for Loren because I’m not a big bacon fan, but this stuff was good.  It had a sweet, brown sugar goodness to it that I ended up eating more of it than I thought I would.  The biscuits were fresh, light, and fluffy and the gravy had the right amount of sausage and pepper in it.  This was a proper down home breakfast all for $16.

The Iron Skillet
165 Everett St
Bryson City, NC
828-488-4766

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Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.4/5
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  • Breakfast


    We were down in St Pete today and stopped for breakfast at Doe Does Diner.  The place was packed, but luckily we got there at the tail end of breakfast so a lot of people were leaving.   I’m guessing the only menus they have are the paper placemats on the tables because we weren’t offered any menus, which seemed strange since there weren’t any lunch selections on the placemat.  Maybe you have to ask for a lunch menu?

    Anyway, we both settled on breakfast.  Loren ordered an omelette and I got the country benedict.

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    It was typical diner food.  Both dishes could have used more seasoning.  The biscuits in my dish were very good.  They’re buried under all of the sausage gravy in the photo.  Overall, a fairly hearty breakfast for $14.

    Doe Doe’s Diner
    9395 Bay Pines Blvd
    St Petersburg, FL
    (727) 398-2407

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

    Popeye


    Sometimes it’s the silly little things that amuse us to no end.  Something that just catches you off guard and makes you giggle.  We went over to Athens in downtown Safety Harbor for breakfast and they had the Popeye omelette on their specials board.  What does Popeye love?  Spinach and Olive.  Loren had to order it just because it made us giggle.

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    Along with the spinach and olives, it also had bacon in it, everything’s better with bacon, right?  He really enjoyed the omelette.  I went for the blueberry pancakes and eggs over easy.

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    The pancakes were very tasty, but I forgot just how hot blueberries can get and burned my tongue on the first bite.  The eggs were perfectly cooked as well.  Our waitress was a little frazzled this morning, but other than that, it was a very enjoyable $15 breakfast.

    Athens Restaurant
    226 Main St
    Safety Harbor, FL
    727-726-3471

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    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    3.6/5