Millie’s

Millie’s is an Amish (sorry, technically Mennonite) owned establishment in Sarasota that serves up one of the best breakfasts I have ever eaten. Stef’s family is in Sarasota, and it has become a tradition that we eat breakfast at Millie’s the day after Christmas. There is a fairly large Amish/Mennonite population in the area, as well as sizable contingents from other Midwestern states as well, as I-75 goes through the region up to Michigan. Most people are familiar with the episode of “Man vs. Food” when Adam eats at Yoder’s, which is down the street, and famous for their gigantic pies to take home. The food at Yoder’s is good, but we prefer Millie’s, because it does not have the “tourist trap” feel of it’s competition. If you have not been to the west coast of Florida, I highly recommend a visit. The people are much friendlier and the atmosphere is very laid back.

Anyway, on to the food. This is the 4th year in a row of our tradition, and every time we have been in, we have been seated quickly (with a large group) and the service has been quick and friendly. We ordered bacon and eggs, pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict, and a veggie omelette. The portions are so huge that it eventually becomes “family style” dining as everyone shares their plates. The interior decor of this place is lily-white lace (and not surprisingly so is the clientele) and you will certainly feel like you are having breakfast at (someone’s) Grandma’s house. That’s that. Check it out if you are ever nearby-

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