Piccadilly’s Cafeteria

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John A
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2006/05/26 17:43:58 (permalink)

Piccadilly’s Cafeteria

Don’t know how far their arm reaches beyond FL & GA? I’ve had some very good & some not so good experiences throughout both. As always, depends upon the local GM.

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    45013
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/28 01:57:28 (permalink)
    John,

    According to their website at http://www.piccadilly.com they stretch as far north as Kansas and Maryland.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/28 07:25:58 (permalink)
    Don't they also go by the name Morrison's Cafeteria? We use to have one close by me but it closed. Not sure where another is. I've never eaten there. Lot's of seniors did though. Didn't figure all my kids would be a welcome thing, besides the going through the line with all of them would have driven me insane.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/28 08:57:39 (permalink)
    To my knowledge Morrison's folded and Piccadilly sprung up in their old locations. Morrison's; wow. Does that name bring up memories. I remember eating at same in the 70's at the Montgomery (AL) Mall. A salad, entree, 2-3 veggies, cornbread, & iced tea, all for less than 5 bucks. Those days are gone forever. There is still quite a few RF places in the Montgomery area, though. Last time my spouse & I went to Picadilly's (several years ago in Tallahassee, FL), the bill was almost $20. It was still pretty good, but not worth twenty dollars, etc.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/28 11:12:06 (permalink)
    Picadilly picked up the Morrison's location in Daytona Beach a couple of years ago. I think they have the best fried chicken around if you get it fresh.

    John
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/28 15:50:59 (permalink)
    I like the "feeling" in those cafeterias......you can relax in the nice big booth, and take your time eating.....

    I agree that they are usually not the deals they used to be......by the time they ring up my side of this, and my side of that.....I'm almost looking at 15 bucks at least, just for me...

    (I like to try little tastes of everthing!)

    I remember Furrs Cafeteria used to have a great "all you can eat" deal........of everything they had.......I don't think Furr's is around anymore.......I used to go to the 2 of them in Vegas in the 80's..

    ellen
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/29 08:48:34 (permalink)
    For years Morrison's Cafeterias were an icon of good (cheap) down-home cooking all across the South. I remember several years ago when Mrs QFan and I would make visits to Florida or other southern states we would always look for the 1st Morrison's we could find when we had gotten far enough down into Virginia. You could always count on a Morrison's location being in one of the major crossroads cities (usually in a shopping center) in places like Richmond, Raleigh, Florence, Little Rock, N.O.--and many smaller cities too. I don't think Picadilly's is bad, but man they sure ain't Morrison's!
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    p.s. I think Adjudicator is right that Picadilly's bought most of the existing Morrison's locations several years ago.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/30 07:19:56 (permalink)
    This restaurant has been reiewed by the Sterns. It should be removed from this forum. You missed one, T.J.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/30 09:03:57 (permalink)
    Yep, I did indeed miss it

    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=1268

    I wonder where it should get moved to, as there is no cafeteria or meat and three forum...although with meat and three being a roadfood review iconic type, there probably should be

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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/30 13:12:22 (permalink)
    They're in east TN and very good.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/30 13:18:52 (permalink)
    They are also in Memphis, TN. We eat there as they are one of the few places that offer vegetables my daughter will eat, even though they are probably cooked in fat. She loves the fried chicken. My parents love to eat there because it's quiet-- except for the dentures clacking.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/30 13:37:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    I wonder where it should get moved to, as there is no cafeteria or meat and three forum...although with meat and three being a roadfood review iconic type, there probably should be
    Well, if there are Non-Roadfood Chains, then certainly there must me Roadfood Chains as well. The question is, what would those places be? Suggestions? Steak N Shake? In N Out? Carrabba's? Ruth's Chris?

    Buddy
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/30 16:09:36 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

    quote:
    I wonder where it should get moved to, as there is no cafeteria or meat and three forum...although with meat and three being a roadfood review iconic type, there probably should be
    Well, if there is are Non-Roadfood Chains, then certainly there must me Roadfood Chains as well. The question is, what would those places be? Suggestions? Steak N Shake? In N Out? Carrabba's? Ruth's Chris?

    Buddy


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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/05/31 02:02:22 (permalink)
    Are we talking about the same place???? my general opinion is that this place doesn't rate the match it takes to burn the place to the ground .....is that too harsh mmmm let me think what did i like about this place ........... i like the fact that i'm never going back...thats what i like about picadillys !!!
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/07/12 15:52:24 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Adjudicator

    To my knowledge Morrison's folded and Piccadilly sprung up in their old locations. Morrison's; wow. Does that name bring up memories. I remember eating at same in the 70's at the Montgomery (AL) Mall. A salad, entree, 2-3 veggies, cornbread, & iced tea, all for less than 5 bucks. Those days are gone forever. There is still quite a few RF places in the Montgomery area, though. Last time my spouse & I went to Picadilly's (several years ago in Tallahassee, FL), the bill was almost $20. It was still pretty good, but not worth twenty dollars, etc.


    Yes, Piccadilly's bought out Morrison's. The Picadilly's at the Talahasse Mall closed about a year and a half ago. It was replaced by a guitar store. Go figure...
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/07/15 22:08:22 (permalink)
    I hated this place when my parents dragged me there as a kid. Everything I tried there sucked, BUT now I've discovered the way to go- Always get the catfish with a side of mac and cheese and green beans, and two biscuits. Workd every time.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/07/16 20:34:41 (permalink)
    I don't care much for Piccadilly's. The food in the few that I've tried always tasted "tired" as if it had been in the trays a tad too long. But Morrison's was much, much better IMO. We were really sorry to see it go. Their fried chicken--at least to this Northerner--was the very best. Great sides too. All at prices that seemed too good to be true. I saw the comment about the dentures clacking...small price to pay for such good food in pleasant surroundings. On a road trip, we'd never hit any fast food joints when there was a Morrison's around.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/11/03 09:58:18 (permalink)
    Does anyone have the recipe for Picadilly's carrot soufle? I have been searching for this recipe for several years now. Please Help.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/11/03 11:41:26 (permalink)
    We have one Piccadilly here in the mall. The "older" folks love it. The kids always want the jello with the blob of whipped cream, but then they never eat it. I like their chopped steak w/mashed taters and gravy with green beans. They have a great strawberry pie. Certainly not the best place to eat, but not the worst either.
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    RE: Piccadilly’s Cafeteria 2006/11/03 13:14:33 (permalink)
    Picadilly's Carrot Souffle


    1 3/4 lbs peeled carrots
    3/4 lb sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
    2 tablespoons flour
    3 eggs
    1/4 lb margarine, softened
    powdered sugar



    Steam or boil carrots til extra soft& drain well.
    While carrots are warm, add sugar, baking powder and vanilla.
    Whip with mixer til smooth.
    Add flour and mix well.
    Whip eggs separately and add to mixture, blending well.
    Add margarine and blend well.
    Pour mixture into baking dish-ABOUT HALF FULL--as the souffle will rise.
    Bake@ 350 about 1 hour or until top is light brown.
    Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar before serving
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