Ranch House Restaurant

We visited the Ranch House Restaurant at 7706 W Hillsborough Ave on 16 May 2009. There’s another Ranch House on Gandy, but it doesn’t appear to be the same place. The one on Gandy is a Greek sort of place, while this Ranch House has a definite Hispanic flair. The people were quite friendly and the prices were very reasonable.

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We had breakfast. But even better, we had our first Tampa Bay Breakfast Guest, my old friend Pete from Seminole. Thanks for joining us, Pete!

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The breakfast was fine. Pete enjoyed the waffle with blueberries. I felt the eggs could have been cooked a little longer. The coffee was perfect, just the way I like it: Hot, Black, Bitter, Diner, Many-Times-Re-Filled. Marek got the chocolate chip pancake … and didn’t care for it at all! He ended up eating all of my pancakes. They must have been good, but I wouldn’t be able to tell you.

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There’s nothing particularly unique about the Ranch House. It’s a fine place in a strip mall with reasonable food and nice folks. The customers seemed to be mostly snow birds, retirees, and folks from up nawth. The menu did have a special page, with meals named after folks in the family. We’re suckers for this kind of thing.

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Marek paid the bill.

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He paid, got the change, and brought it back. The returning of the change will doubtless stop when he’s a teenager.

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And we learned just how much a two year old can remember. He then went back to the counter and just stared at the nice lady. Turns out … he was waiting for his “pop” like he seems to get at most breakfasts. She didn’t have any pops to offer, but he did get a mint. It was pretty funny when he finally tasted it.

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This is a good place with nice folks, reasonable prices, and a solid breakfast. Marek does not recommend the chocolate chip pancakes at all, nor does he favor the mints.

We give this Tampa Bay Breakfast a rating of three pancakes.

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2 thoughts on “Ranch House Restaurant

  1. Denise Kelly

    Awwwww, that was cute. I’ve been up in Arlington doing some training so I was lagging in my normal Sunday check-in on the Seely boys breakfast. I busted up laughing that he was waiting for his “pop” too cute! Note to self, skip the chocolate chip pancakes if I ever expect Marek to let me hold him! = )

    Take care!

    ~ D ~

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