The Love Chef

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Address: 2441 W. Bay Drive
Belleaire Bluffs, FL 33770
Phone Number: (727) 581-3849

Hours: Monday to Saturday 7 A.M.-9 P.M.
Sunday 7 A.M.-3 P.M.
Reservations: Not accepted
Credit Cards : VISA Only
Description of Restaurant:

This is my secret hang out. Here’s a restaurant that the Mitsides family literally grew up with in the area. Nick and Despina’s kids Evie and Dino both sat between chores and did their homework (now adults).

Go any breakfast or lunch hour and see why the line is out the door.

Breakfast the usual with the CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES @ $4.75 and the strawberry or blackberry CREPES @ $4.75, is indulgent.

It seems like everyone is back for lunch either in their outdoor protected area or the L shaped dining room. The TACO SALAD is $6.75; I dare you to finish it. However, my favorite CHICKEN SOUVLAKI lunch is $6.95 with a mini-Greek salad, dinner is $8.95, but you also get soup or salad first and a dessert of Mom’s favorites RICE PUDDING, LEMON MERINGUE PIE, FRENCH SILK PIE, BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING, JELLO with whipped creme.

And, again, it seems the regulars are all back for dinner, whether it’s ROAST TURKEY @ $8.95 with all the trimmings, or LAMB CHOPS @ $10.95 with mint sauce – all good! Your coffee, ice tea, water glass never gets empty. And, yes, wine or beer are available.

Nick or his wife Despina, are always in the house walking around and catching up with regulars.

VENUS, as you will see, is like the “Cheers” of the diner scene, if you haven’t been there shake Nick’s hand and tell him I sent you. A Love Chef MUST.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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