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Old 06-08-2024, 04:01 PM
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Around the areas where we just moved from, mom and pop "meat and vegetable" places are plentiful. If you know what I mean, you know that's typically a non descript southern soul food like place, probably not a big web presence and not a $20 plate of chicken and canned beans. Not a fancy place...just good home cooking food and down home feel. I have not stumbled on anything like that here yet, and know if I do that its going to be outside the bubble. Anyone a fan or found anything like that in the area?
 
Old 06-08-2024, 04:15 PM
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Around the areas where we just moved from, mom and pop "meat and vegetable" places are plentiful. If you know what I mean, you know that's typically a non descript southern soul food like place, probably not a big web presence and not a $20 plate of chicken and canned beans. Not a fancy place...just good home cooking food and down home feel. I have not stumbled on anything like that here yet, and know if I do that its going to be outside the bubble. Anyone a fan or found anything like that in the area?
You are probably going to need to go outside The Villages for something like this. Belleview, Leesburg, or even Inverness.

I would suggest places but then 50 people would tell me why I am wrong. Get out for a nice drive and discover all the places outside of The Villages. You might kiss a few frogs before you find your prince, but the journey is half of the fun.
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Otherwise known as "meat and 3" - chose meat and your 3 sides. Pickled cucumbers on the table. Closest is iBBQ in Fruitland Park - the sides are home made, great collards, beans, mac & cheese. Cornbread to die for.
 
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My husband and I too search for restaurants just like what you’re talking about. We go out every Sunday and the closest one we’ve come to so for is ‘The Green Door’ in Dalton. Email me at shaw8700@outlook.com if you know of others.
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Wolfy's in Leesburg

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I would suggest places but then 50 people would tell me why I am wrong. Get out for a nice drive and discover all the places outside of TV. You might kiss a few frogs before you find your prince, but the journey is half of the fun.
That is VERY good advice!!

Central Florida is a very good place to live because you can go in all four directions to discover something new.

For starters, you night want to try Swampy's in Dunnellon. It is not a meat+3 place, but it is located on the beautiful Rainbow River in a very nice setting.
 
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Otherwise known as "meat and 3" - chose meat and your 3 sides. Pickled cucumbers on the table. Closest is iBBQ in Fruitland Park - the sides are home made, great collards, beans, mac & cheese. Cornbread to die for.
Haven't been there in a while, but I always enjoyed i-bar-b-que EXPRESS.

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I haven’t found anyplace in Florida to rave about, plus only couple worth going back to.

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Probably the closest thing in (near?) TV to that would be Cracker Barrel. I'd not recommend them though for other reasons.
 
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Wolfy's is the closest thing to an old fashioned Diner that I've seen anywhere in Central Florida. Much better than Darrells (which has pretty good breakfasts).

Plus you can get a chili-cheese dog with fries for under $7.
 
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Probably the closest thing in (near?) TV to that would be Cracker Barrel. I'd not recommend them though for other reasons.
Cracker Barrel closing bunch of restaurants. Been there couple times tried to order one of there dinners said they were sold out for day? Wt….
 
Old 06-09-2024, 10:17 AM
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Around the areas where we just moved from, mom and pop "meat and vegetable" places are plentiful. If you know what I mean, you know that's typically a non descript southern soul food like place, probably not a big web presence and not a $20 plate of chicken and canned beans. Not a fancy place...just good home cooking food and down home feel. I have not stumbled on anything like that here yet, and know if I do that its going to be outside the bubble. Anyone a fan or found anything like that in the area?
You will be hard pressed to find a "meat & 3" anywhere down here. All these yankee transplants get a blank stare when I mention meat & 3.
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Golden Corral is kind of similar
 

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