Greasy spoon goodness at Mom's Place in Tampa

Several hours after having eaten, I am left with the feeling of having a heavy lead brick in my stomach, gently pulling down on my diaphragm. In somewhat of a grease coma, I can think of nothing better than lying on the living room floor and dozing off to the sound of golf on the television.

Don’t get me wrong breakfast was good. It was filling. It was fairly tasty. I had the country steak (i.e.: country fried steak) covered in white gravy, with over easy eggs, hash browns, and a biscuit. You get what you order, and I ordered a lead brick. My husband David's breakfast of pork chops and eggs appeared less heavy. How they managed to slice pork chops that thin, bone and all, is beyond me. Alas, his meal managed to weigh him down, too. Maybe it was because they allowed him to get pancakes instead of toast at no additional charge? David summed our breakfast up perfectly after we left: "We are well on our way to 300lbs." The meal was very reminiscent of similar breakfasts we have had at Nicko’s or Pot Bellies.

Had we gone on a crazy adventure last night, this breakfast would have been great hangover prevention.

Mom's Place- 4816 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; 813-875-2670. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.

Searching for a local spot that was open and serving breakfast or brunch on Monday, July 5th, at 11 a.m. turned into more of an endeavor than we first thought. Our decision came down to a few mom and pop type places, almost all that we had visited before, or box standards. We chose Mom's Place, which we had never visited but had seen numerous times while driving down Dale Mabry, as well for its favorable ratings online.

This place would be the perfect spot for a 6 a.m. fill up before crashing if we had spent last night drinking at the Castle, followed by visits various strip clubs along Dale Mabry, landing at Mom's Place right as they opened. However, (possibly unfortunately) that was not how my night went.

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