I love to eat. Anyone who knows me knows that. There are many places to go to get a bite to eat around Spring Hill, Florida. Whether you are looking for Barbecue or Bagels, there is someplace for just about everyone in this town. Obviously, this is just my opinion and your mileage may vary and all that, but here are the places I personally consider the best places to eat in Spring Hill.
New York Gourmet Bagels at the corner of Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Blvd. is the place to go for bagels. One bagel here can be enough food to last half a day. For a reasonable price, you can get a great sandwich for breakfast or lunch that will keep you going for quite a while.
The La Cucina Food Truck in front of Winn Dixie on the corner of Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Blvd. They make a Cuban Sandwich with large portions of pork. It is juicy and really full of flavor. The Cuban Sandwich is only the beginning. They have a beef and rice dish that has some perfectly seasoned beef.
I know some people frown upon the big chain restaurants, but it is hard to argue with their all you can eat menu. With several sauce choices and multiple types of meat, there are lots of options to eat until you are stuffed.
Mario’s Pizza on U.S. 19 (aka Commercial Way) has several great Italian dishes. I personally consider their baked ziti my favorite. They also have a really good chicken parmesan. I know it isn’t Italian food, but their wings are also really good. This is seriously one of my favorite places to go in town.
Buffet City on State Road 50 (Cortez Blvd) is the biggest Chinese buffet in town. They have all of the standards you would come to expect from such a buffet along with a stir fry station, sushi and frozen yogurt for dessert. I could eat enough to stuff myself all day long just with the stir fry station. To be able to pick from all of those different options and have it cooked fresh right there is great.
I know I praised Mario’s wings not too long ago, but Rookies Sports Bar really has the best wings overall in town. They have several flavors and all of them are delicious. They also have a tasty buffalo chicken strip sandwich. They also go beyond many of the other entries on this list by having plenty of special events on a regular basis. From karaoke nights, to airing UFC events, to in-house wrestling events, these guys always seem to have something going on.
Coming from New Jersey, I have always been fond of a good local sub shop. That is why is weird to me at first when people told me that a supermarket had the best subs in town when I first came to town. Amazingly, it was an accurate assessment. There is no place else in town that I have found that makes a better deli sub than Publix.
Philly’s Best lives up to its name. For cheesesteaks, this is the place to go. They use some of the best bread around. They pile the steak on it heavily. Their fries are excellent. They have a great atmosphere. What else is there to say? They’re just good.
No, I don’t know why the link goes to the Australian version of Yelp. I also do not know why they haven’t updated the name. However, despite those oddities, Imagez is the place for burgers. They had a “love it or hate it” reputation when it was under the name Felony’s, but they have their act together now and make a great burger with some nice garlic-seasoned steak fries. If you wrote them off because of their previous issues, it is really time to give them another shot.
Outback Steakhouse may be about as good, but it is also more expensive and frequently more crowded. Texas Roadhouse on State Road 50 (Cortez Blvd) has just about everything the other steakhouses in town have. They’re just as good if not better, and they run some weekly specials that are great deals. I love a good steak. This is the place to get it.
Nearly every Friday I try to make it out for one of the all-you-can-eat fish fry specials. Many have tried to run these specials, but few succeed. Papa’s Place is currently the best of the pack. They have nice, large portions of fish. They fry them right without rushing it like many places can end up doing. They use a well-seasoned breading to fry it in. I haven’t had the opportunity to try much else on their menu, but if the fish is any indication, I’m sure it will impress.
Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt/Italian Ice
I couldn’t pick just one here. Sweet Frog and Rita’s both offer quite different experiences and both are amazing. Rita’s has some of the most unique flavors of Italian ice around. If you want Italian Ice or a true custard, Rita’s is the place to be.
Sweet Frog has such a variety of frozen yogurt and toppings that the possibilities are nearly endless. The only limits to what you can put together here are the limits of your imagination. It can be easy to spoil your dinner or eat until you stuff yourself here, so pacing yourself is a good idea.
These are the places I frequently like to eat. Whatever you are in the mood for, Spring Hill, has something to satisfy your craving. Give some of these places a try and you might be pleasantly surprised.