VENUS -A restaurant out of our past today!


 

I like a restaurant that reminds me of my past (60 to 70 years ago); and, like most people my age, I prefer non-chain restaurants. In Largo, Florida there is Venus Restaurant. It has been family owned since 1985, is small, and seems to cater to an older neighborhood population.

There are booths, tables and an outdoor seating area where  smoking is apparently allowed; at least I could smell cigarette smoke which is unusual; even in Florida. The walls are covered with pictures drawn by grade-school grandchildren, the waitresses are friendly and the parking lot is always crowded.

The food is simple, not processed and reflective of by-gone times. Where else can you find beef liver and onions (small portion) for $7.49 “served with a choice of the following sides: cup of soup, or side salad, potato, vegetable or a pudding dessert.”

They also serve fish, meat-loaf, burgers and pasta; plus an assortment of Greek dishes and pudding for dessert.

I had breakfast there today:

“2-2-2

$5.99
two eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 pieces of sausage, potatoes or grits, toast and jelly.”
Check out the Venus menu.
Venus is obviously up-scale as there was a Rolls Royce in the parking lot:

Rolls Royce in Venus Restaurant parking lot.

Venus Restaurant

727-581-3849

2441 West Bay Drive

Largo, FL 33770

 

THINK OLD!

 

 



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