Edited by Jack & Niki Armstrong

 

Niki and Jack suggest some area restaurants
for Snowbirds - Spring Breakers - Seniors -
Families and all Visitors with a budget

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PERKINS RESTAURANT & BAKERY
Buy one entree and get one free on Wednesdays with Perkins eClub coupon. Also a free meal for veterans on Veteran's Day.
2626 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater   (727) 799-2019  Website

SWEET TOMATOES
All-You-Can-Eat Senior Special w/Drink (2-5pm) $6.99. Join Club Veg for specials for non-Seniors.
31151 US Route 19 North, Palm Harbor  727-786-2130 and 13101 Seminole Blvd., Largo
727-584-9100.  Website

CICI'S PIZZA BUFFET
All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink. With Senior Discount (ask for) $5.98. Regular price only $6.99 + drink.
1560 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater  (727) 474-5419  Website

OLIVE GARDEN
13 lunch duos starting at $6,99. Join their eClub for emailed specials.
29461 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater  (727) 787-3988  Website

GOLDEN CORRAL
Senior Early Bird Special - Mon to Sat - 11 am to 4 pm Ages 60 and over (drinks included)  $7.59
Regular prices: Breakfast/Lunch - $8.69. Dinner (after 4pm) $11.99 (beverage incl at breakfast only).
10050 Ulmerton Rd, Largo  (727) 501-0885  Website

BOB EVANS RESTAURANT
“Savor Size” portions on the menu at reduced prices ($7-$9 range). Website
 Good breakfast selections in $5+ range: Breakfast Menu Join their eClub for regularly emailed discounts and specials.
29335 US Hwy 19 N · (727) 787-3359 and 2183 Gulf to Bay Blvd · (727) 446-3949.

SMOKEY BONES
Best BBQ in the area! (Jack & Niki's favorite.)
Watch the Sunday Tampa Bay Times for $10 off coupons. Join the “Bones Club” and earn free food and introductory offers.
Clearwater Mall, 2693 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater   (727) 712-1930  Website

SUBWAY
$6 Foot Long sub of the day. Different one each day of the week. Several area locations.
Website

 
BAR LOUIE - Clearwater
Burger Night, Tuesdays, 5pm to close - $1 burgers with beverage purchase. (Also Senior night at the movies!) Countryside Mall in Clearwater.  Website

STEAK AND SHAKE
24 meals under $4. Happy Hour -
Half price shakes and drinks everyday between 2 and 5pm.
In Clearwater: 2490 FL-580 · (727) 796-1648 and 18627 US-19 (727) 535-6605.  Website

JOHNNY'S ITALIAN
Twelve Lunch Specials w/Salad & Johnny Bread (Mon – Sat, 11-3pm) $7.45. Also have a “frequent diner program”.
2907 FL-590, Clearwater  (727) 797-2940.  Website

TIFFANY'S FAMILY RESTAURANT
Family-owned serving American comfort food, including all-day breakfast. Soup and Sandwich Special available from 11am to 3pm-Monday thru Friday. Comes with a bowl of homemade soup (substitute cup of chill for .50 extra) homemade creamy cole slaw and a pickle spear for $4.75 - tuna salad, egg salad, grilled cheese, B.L.T., hot dog and fried egg. 35000 US-19, Palm Harbor.  (727) 785-9530 Website

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE
Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. Served with Buttermilk Biscuits or Corn Muffins and real butter.
4011 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater.  (727) 572-8685.  Website

COUNTRY PIZZA ITALIAN GRILL
Lunch Specials w/Soup of the Day & Greek Salad (until 4pm) $6.75-$7. Lunch Buffet 11am-3pm.
Countryside Location: 25856 US Highway 19 N,, Clearwater 727-796-2318. Largo Location: 14820 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater 727-524-9700  Website

WIDOW BROWN'S RESTAURANT
Large lunch menu to choose different combinations from at $6.99, $7.99 or $8.99.Two Classic and Classic $6.99. Best breakfast specials around.
2076 Seminole Blvd, Largo.  (727) 584-7084  Website

HOOTERS OF PORT RICHEY
Opens 11am. Lunch with a view! Located on the water at the corner of Millers Bayou and the Pithlachascotee River! Lunch specials - Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm, all for $5.99 including a new Baja Taco or Mini Philly! Also check out Bunday (burger) Monday and Wednesday Wingsday!
5336 Treadway Dr, Port Richey.  (727) 841-0801.  Website

 

LOCAL COUPON BOOKS
You'll find them near the entrances to many businesses-
Publix, Walmart, Walgreen's, etc.


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A listing by area cities of more good value
TAMPA BAY AREA
RESTAURANTS
Bradenton - Brandon - Brooksville - Carrollwood - Clearwater - Dunedin
Lakeland - Largo - New Port Richey - Oldsmar - Palm Harbor
Pinellas Park - Safety Harbor - Seffner - St Petersburg - Tampa
Temple Terrace - Wesley Chapel - Zephyr Hills


SERVING GOOD BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER
SPECIALS FOR UNDER $2 - $5 - $7 PER PERSON

 
BRADENTON
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 5525 CORTEZ DRIVE, (941)761-0872

BRANDON
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 1991 West Lumsden Road (813) 657-8400

BRANDON
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 815 PROVIDENCE ROAD, (813)689-0470




BRANDON
OLIVE GARDEN Endless Soup, Salad, & Breadsticks (Until 4pm daily) $6.95 (Brandon Mall) 2602 West Brandon Blvd (813) 685-5900

BRANDON
SWEET TOMATOES All-You-Can-Eat Senior Special w/Drink (2-5pm) $6.99 10017 Adamo Dr., 813-661-0803

BROOKSVILLE
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 12109 Cortez Blvd (352) 596-9544

BROOKSVILLE
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 940 SOUTH BROAD STREET, (352)799-6960

BUSCH GARDENS AREA
OLIVE GARDEN Endless Soup, Salad, & Breadsticks (Until 4pm daily) $6.95 2801 E Busch Blvd, (813) 933-9194

CARROLLWOOD
SWEET TOMATOES All-You-Can-Eat Senior Special w/Drink (2-5pm) $6.99 14703 North Dale Mabry Hwy., 813-960-5220

CLEARWATER
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 2183 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater. (727) 446-3949


CLEARWATER
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 29335 US HIGHWAY 19 N, (727) 787-3359

CLEARWATER

FARMER BOY RESTAURANT
2129 Drew St, Clearwater
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials - Breakfasts from $2.49 up.
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CLEARWATER
COUNTRY PIZZA ITALIAN GRILL Lunch Specials w/Soup of the Day & Greek Salad (until 4pm) $6.95 (Countryside Location) 25856 US 19 727-796-2318

CLEARWATER
CRACKER BARREL Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. 4011 Ulmerton Road, (Ulmerton Road/SR 686), (727) 572-8685

CLEARWATER
FIVE GUYS BURGER AND FRIES
Home of the really good $5 hamburger but maybe think twice about the greasy fries. 2689 Gulf to Bay Blvd,  Clearwater. (727) 726-0100

CLEARWATER
OLGA'S RESTAURANT

 1449 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL
(7 miles from Clearwater Beach)
Has a neighborhood diner feel. Probably the most inexpensive (and best) breakfast you will find for the price. Daily lunch specials.


CLEARWATER
GOLDEN COIN RESTAURANT
Lunch Specials $3.99. Dinner Specials 2 for $11.99. Breakfast $1.99. 1844 N. Highland (Just S of Sunset Point Rd). (727) 443-6157

CLEARWATER

PALM PAVILION Beachside Grill & Bar
10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 446-2642
Laid-back beachfront hangout dishes seafood & drinks amid picnic tables, a deck & gulf views. Not the most inexpensive but a fun place with live entertainment most afternoons and a favorite destination for Niki and I.
Website


CLEARWATER
JOHNNY'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Ten Lunch Specials w/Salad & Johnny Bread $5.55 2907 State Road 590, (727)797-2940

CLEARWATER
OLIVE GARDEN Endless Soup, Salad, & Breadsticks (Until 4pm daily) $6.95 (Countryside) 29461 US Hwy 19 North (727) 787-3988

CLEARWATER
SUNSET GRILL
Early Bird Specials 2-5pm everyday. A favorite with the locals. 7:30am-9pm. 2328 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater (727) 723-2346


DUNEDIN
IVORY MANDARIN BISTRO - Choose from 18 Lunch combos: $5.25 or $5.60. Coastal Plaza, 2192 Main St. (S.R.580).(727) 734-3998

LAKELAND
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 4266 US Hwy 98 N, Village Plaza Shopping Center (863) 815-2000

 
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TO CHANGE.
LAKELAND
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 4271 S. Florida Avenue (863) 644-4477

LAKELAND
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 4532 S. Florida Avenue, (863)646-3433

LAKELAND
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 4705 US 98 NORTH, (863)815-9774


LARGO
BELLA DORA'S PIIZZA & PASTA

Good Italian fare. Ask about their daily specials.131 Clearwater Largo Rd N, Largo

LARGO
COUNTRY PIZZA ITALIAN GRILL Lunch Specials w/Soup of the Day & Greek Salad (until 4pm) $6.95 14820 US 19 727-524-9700

LARGO
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 10050 ULMERTON ROAD, :(727)501-0885

LARGO
OLIVE GARDEN Endless Soup, Salad, & Breadsticks (Until 4pm daily) $6.95 (Largo Mall), 10500 Ulmerton Rd

LARGO

SWEET TOMATOES All-You-Can-Eat Senior Special w/Drink (2-5pm) $6.99 13101 Seminole Blvd., 727-584-9100



NEW PORT RICHEY
COUNTRY PIZZA ITALIAN GRILL Lunch Specials w/Soup of the Day & Greek Salad (until 4pm) $6.95 6205 US 19 727-848-1601

NEW PORT RICHEY
CRACKER BARREL Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. 5341 US Highway 19, (Hwy. 19 & Gulf Drive), (727) 849-5147
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PALM HARBOR
SWEET TOMATOES All-You-Can-Eat Senior Special w/Drink (2-5pm) $6.99 31151 US Route 19 North, 727-786-2130

PALM HARBOR
TIFFANY'S Soup & full sandwich 11:30-3:30 $4.99 35000 US Highway 19 N, (727) 785-9530

PINELLAS PARK
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 7550 U S HIGHWAY 19 N, (RT. 19 & GANDY), (727) 541-3336

PINELLAS PARK
OLIVE GARDEN Endless Soup, Salad, & Breadsticks (Until 4pm daily) $6.95 6700 Hwy 19, (727) 525-4339




PORT RICHEY

GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 8928 US HWY 19, (727)753-0004


SEFFNER
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 11720 Tampa Gateway Blvd., (I-4 & State St. Rte 579). (813) 740-9491


SEFFNER
CRACKER BARREL Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. 6150 Lazy Days Blvd, I-4 & CR 579 at Exit 10), (813) 621-7323




ST. PETE
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 2410 66TH STREET N, (TYRONE BLVD. & 66TH ST.), (727) 347-4545

ST. PETE
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 4900 34TH STREET SOUTH, (I-275 & RT. 19 S), (727) 866-1166

ST. PETE
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 4743 66th Street North (727) 548-8888

ST. PETE
CRACKER BARREL Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. 2151 54th Ave North, (I-275 & 54th Ave North at Exit 26), (727) 526-0031




TAMPA
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 10119 HORACE AVE, STATE RT. 60 & I-75 S, (813) 684-1638

TAMPA
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 16314 NORTH DALE-MABRY HWY, (813) 968-3988

TAMPA
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 Citrus Park - 12883 Citrus Park Dr. (813) 792-9600

TAMPA
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 3910 S. Dale Mabry (813) 832-3334

TAMPA
CRACKER BARREL Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. 13833 W. Hillsborough Ave., (SR580 at Racetrack Road), (813) 855-4200

TAMPA
CRACKER BARREL Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. 3125 Cove Bend Drive, (Bruce B. Downs & East Bearss Ave), (813) 977-8988

TAMPA
FIVE GUYS BURGER AND FRIES
Home of the really good $5 hamburger but maybe think twice about the greasy fries. 3 Tampa locations:
777 N Ashley Dr D2 (813) 463-1999
2702 E Fowler Ave (813) 977-4400
3841 W Kennedy Blvd (813) 879-0300

TAMPA
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 6942 WEST HILLSBOROUGH AVENUE, (813)882-9805

TAMPA
NICKI'S OMELETTE & GRILL
Decent meat & egg breakfasts. $4.95 up.
6805 W Hillsborough Ave
, Tampa FL 33634
(813) 888-3447


TAMPA
OLIVE GARDEN Endless Soup, Salad, & Breadsticks (Until 4pm daily) $6.95 (Citrus Park Mall) 8306 Citrus Park Dr., (813) 920-7475




TAMPA

SWEET TOMATOES All-You-Can-Eat Senior Special w/Drink (2-5pm) $6.99 1902 No. Dale Mabry Hwy., 813-874-6566
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TAMPA PALMS
OLIVE GARDEN Endless Soup, Salad, & Breadsticks (Until 4pm daily) $6.95 17011 Palm Pointe Dr, (813) 866-5253

TEMPLE TERRACE
BOB EVANS Restaurant Good food prepared well. Good values. 12272 MORRIS BRIDGE RD, (813) 988-4749

TEMPLE TERRACE
CICI'S PIZZA All-You-Can-Eat Pasta/Salad/Pizza Bar w/Drink $5.99 5771 E. Fowler Ave (813) 914-7788

TEMPLE TERRACE
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 11801 56TH STREET, (813)899-1833

WESLEY CHAPEL
CRACKER BARREL Weekday Lunch Specials $5.99. Mon-Fri 11am while they last. 5636 Oakley Blvd., (I-75 & SR 54 at Exit 279), (813) 973-4884

ZEPHYR HILLS
GOLDEN CORRAL Biggest selection at the best price. Save $3 at lunch before 4pm. 6855 GALL BLVD., (813)783-8969
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JACK & NIKI'S FLORIDA RESTAURANT REVIEWS
as we roam around Florida - and tell it like we find it!

 
NEW REVIEW:

German Bistro 2  ***** (5 Stars)

Searching for excellent German cuisine?

It took us awhile to find a really good German restaurant but it was worth the wait when we found German Bistro 2. The best part is you don't have to wait - we found it for you and highly recommend it.

You are greeted warmly when you enter the front door, treated like family all through your meal. When you finally walk back out the door you will be telling yourself you'll definitely be back. It's just that kind of place.

The meal starts with appetizers of warm, fresh baked bread with garlic butter accompanied by a very tasty coleslaw. Not familiar with German entrees? Not to worry as your congenial owner/hostess Irena will explain everything in detail.
 
German Bistro 2 Small and intimate Excellent personal service

The owners, a couple from the Munich area of Germany, make everything fresh and to your order. The red cabbage is a delight as are the homemade, hot or cold German potato salad and mashed potatoes with rich brown gravy just like Mom used to make.

You'll find all of the German favorites available - veal, chicken and pork Schnitzels,  Sauerbraten, Jaegerschnitzel, dumplings, spaetzle and on. All made authentically with true love for their craft and their customers.

Live accordian music on select nights completes the picture. You close your eyes and are transported across the sea to the cozy gasthaus that all of the locals know and love. 

Be sure to top off your fine meal with a piece of true German Chocolate Cake with a dollup of ice cream.


Prosit!


German Bistro 2 is located at 1300 East Bay Dr in Largo, Florida. Phone  (727) 216-6519. Reservations are suggested. Open 4 - 9pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Tip: They do run specials in local coupon guides so you might check for one.

See more of our Starred Reviews

 
Last Month's Review:

Granadino's Italian Restaurant ***** (5 Stars)

 
Let's Do Italian tonight!

Niki and I are always looking for great Italian – especially since Villa Maria closed their cupboards. We noticed a coupon for Granadino's Italian in Clearwater. We checked some reviews – nearly all were most favorable – and decided to give it a try and Mangia!

Granadino's is located in a small strip mall in Clearwater. Nothing impressive outside but – though small – a clean and inviting interior. Don't be worried by the Spanish accents you may hear – these folks do know Italian fare!

After drinks were ordered and served, the first warm loaf of bread was brought to the table – freshly baked with a cheesy, pesto sauce on top. Delicious . You will want a second loaf!

What to order? They offer pizza, subs, salads and burgers in the $8 to $9 range but we came for pasta. My gauge for determining poor, good or great pasta purveyors is the meat sauce. Niki settled on the shrimp and scallops pasta for her yardstick.

The salads arrived. They were large with the freshest greens we have been served lately and nicely broken up – no knife-work required on our part - a nice surprise. Very tasty dressing selections as well.

The entrees arrived – with another warm loaf of fresh bread – and they were both huge in size. Large helpings of pasta topped with mountains of delicious sauce! Some places serve small portions (usually at high prices) with a dainty daub of sauce on top. Not here!

It was not easy to accomplish the task of cleaning our plates but it was a thoroughly enjoyable one. Afterwards we looked at each other asking our time-honored question, “Would you?” meaning would you order the same dish again, to which it was a unanimous – yes!

We followed our dinners with a “made on the premises” cannoli which Niki had never tried before. Suffice it to say she may bypass her usual tiramisu and try a cannoli again in the near future.

Our check came to about $41 but became $28 with the coupon. Definitely worth the price with or without the coupon.

When you are hungry for good Italian food we do strongly recommend Granadino's Italian Restaurant located at 1840 Drew Street in Clearwater. Phone 727-286-6241. We will definitely return again but do let us know what you think.


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