Apalachee Restaurant

Diner | Small Town Café
Worth a return

Far from tourist lodestars, Apalachee Restaurant is a happy taste of small-town life in the Deep-South part of Florida. Clientele are locals and the food is unpretentious diner fare, some of it quite good.

People come for brunch on Sunday and a seafood buffet on Friday night; and fried chicken is a big allure every day at lunch. Breakfast is especially popular among locals who come to chat ‘n’ chew. There’s nothing unusual on the menu; it is a full repertoire of eggs and pancakes with biscuits and grits and easy-to-drink coffee. What I like is a kitchen-sink meal called the Trashalachee: hash browns mixed with ham, onions, and peppers and topped with cheese.

Whatever time you eat at Apalachee Restaurant, it is likely house-made desserts will be available. I have enjoyed an 11-layer chocolate-frosted yellow cake (which looks more exotic than it tastes) and a hefty slice of peach pie loaded with al dente fruit.

What to Eat
Apalachee Restaurant, Trashalachee Breakfast
Trashalachee Breakfast
The Trashalachee breakfast is hash browns mixed with ham, onions, and peppers and topped with cheese.
Apalachee Restaurant, Layer Cake
Layer Cake
Hi-rise cake looks deluxe but tastes like good ol' layer cake.
Apalachee Restaurant, Biscuit
Rugged biscuit is good for dipping, dunking, and getting smothered with gravy.
Apalachee Restaurant, Peach Pie
Peach Pie
Peach pie is presented in a to-go container.
Directions and Hours
open now
Monday7am - 7:30pm
Tuesday7am - 7:30pm
Wednesday7am - 7:30pm
Thursday7am - 7:30pm
Friday7am - 7:30pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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