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Looking for a good diner in Tampa.

abstn Dec 15, 2007 03:23 PM

Does anyone have a diner to recommend in Tampa (prefer south tampa area)? I mean a diner like the ones in New England where they serve everything from meatloaf to chicken parm, hamburgers, breakfast stuff, soups, etc. Clearly, not looking for haute cuisine just a reliable and not expensive place where my husband, myself, and our three kids can order different foods (good food) at the same restaurant.

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    gypsyrose Dec 15, 2007 03:46 PM

    It's not in south Tampa, but the Three Coins Restaurant on Nebraska in Seminole Heights will really fill the bill. All kinds of great food on the menu - haven't been there in a few years, but used to go regularly. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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      andy huse Dec 20, 2007 12:07 PM

      changed owners a couple times over the last several months. It is now open 24 hours. Not bad.

      Nicko's nearby on Florida Ave. i sgood for breakfast, but i've had terribly overcooked spaghetti and really bad chicken pot pie. I stick to the simple diner food, the greek food, and breakfast.

      Pine Grove farther north on Florida is pretty good anbd more reliable.

      I'm afraid South Tampa is not diner territory. Time to drive to the wrong side of the tracks.

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      Mother of four Dec 15, 2007 05:07 PM

      I asked the same question, and was told by a number of people to go to Primos, and it was wonderful. In fact Herbert just started a thread on it, I tried to answer, but something is wrong as I can't seem to reply to his post. It's on the FL. board.

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        Bergerman Dec 20, 2007 11:20 AM

        You should check out Nicko's, 4603 N Florida Ave. It's the real deal, so real Elvis ate there before he sang at the Armory in 1956. Along with the usual diner comfort fare, the menu includes some Greek items reflecting the current owner's heritage. I ran into the owners of Mise en Place there years ago, so you don't have to just take my word for it!

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          Mother of four Dec 21, 2007 01:53 PM

          Sorry, I must have been answering another post, as Primos is in Orlando. But, if you ever get there, it is wonderful!

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