Saturday, March 14, 2015

Breakfast for Lunch at Lanore's Nifty Fifty Cafe' in Largo

We had just completed the Largo - MS Walk and wanted to grab something to eat. My husband suggested a chain and I refused!!!  I knew there was a cute little diner close to Largo Central Park and suggested that we go there.  Located on the corner of Clearwater-Largo Road and 8th Avenue Sw is Lanore's Nifty Fifty Cafe'

I've driven by here a million times (no exaggeration) and have wondered what is inside.  Now, I know - and  this will not be the last time that I stop here. The restaurant has table, booth, and counter seating.  I love sitting at the counter. It reminds me of days gone by and sitting at a lunch counter with my dad. (Note, they do have rootbeer floats, malts, and milkshakes!)

Lanore's is known for the pork tenderloin sandwich.  One of the daily specials was the tenderloin with mashed potatoes and green beans.

I almost ordered that until our server said that they also had a tenderloin breakfast with sausage gravy! The  “Piglet house special” is fried pork tenderloin topped with sausage gravy. Served with two eggs,  potatoes or grits, and toast or biscuit. ($6.95)  Really, I get biscuits, sausage gravy and pork tenderloin?!?  

My husband and I ordered the same thing, except I had hand-cut home fries and he had hash browns.

The interior is decorated with items from the - you guessed it - 50's!  Everything is reminiscent of older times right down to the music playing.  It's a cheerful place to dine.

Lanore's is open seven days a week from 7:30am til 2:30pm and you can get breakfast any time.   There is a kid's menu with items with prices starting at $2.25 (how can you beat that?!). 

The restaurant is very casual and is definitely a "local" restaurant.  Support your mom and pop businesses! Eat, play and dine LOCAL!

Questions - call (727) 581-7962.  Or you can click here for the website.