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Sonny Funzio

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Beef O'Brady's ? Sun, 09/3/06 7:54 PM (permalink)
I was in Florida about a month ago and was staying in Sun City Center, and the only bar nearby was a place called Beef O'Brady's.
What a neat idea.
A family atmosphere bar that is set up (building wise) like a Wendy's Hamburger restaurant, but with pretty decent casual dinner food and great beer prices. Very comfortable and a nice view with all those windows.

Anyone else every been to one?
What did you think?
 
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    QFan

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    RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Sun, 09/3/06 8:11 PM (permalink)
    Beef-O's started w/ 1 location in the Tampa suburbs (Brandon) about 10 or 12 years ago and is now just about everywhere in the Tampa metro area. It has now spread to numerous locations throughout Florida. Nice family/sports bar atmosphere where you'll often see as many little leaguers as serious bar crowd types. Excellent Buffalo Wings, onion rings and a host of original sandwich creations--all fairly priced. Every Friday night at all Beef-O's locations they have 25c wing night from early afternoon on. You can do some serious damage to your waistline if wings are your thing. So, yeah, Sonny F, you definitely lucked onto an above-average Roadfood find.
    QFan
    Bonita Springs, FL
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Sun, 09/3/06 9:03 PM (permalink)
      It's a chain, and while there's nothing wrong with chains as far as I am concerned, I do believe this belongs in the Fast Food Franchises & Non-Roadfood Chains section.
       
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        MikeS.

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        RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Mon, 09/4/06 2:40 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

        It's a chain, and while there's nothing wrong with chains as far as I am concerned, I do believe this belongs in the Fast Food Franchises & Non-Roadfood Chains section.


        Ask and ye shall receive, at least this time Mr. Hoffman.

        MikeS.
         
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          Adjudicator

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          • Location: Tallahassee, FL
          RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Mon, 09/4/06 9:23 AM (permalink)
          The "cheesesteaks" are pretty good but are low on the "steak" part. Last time I checked it was around $7.00 for about 4 oz. of meat. Of course, they never heard of a "cheesewit". Too much flash & not enough bang for moi.

          http://www.beefobradys.com/html/beefobradys_menu_0905.pdf
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Mon, 09/4/06 12:00 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by MikeS.

            quote:
            Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

            It's a chain, and while there's nothing wrong with chains as far as I am concerned, I do believe this belongs in the Fast Food Franchises & Non-Roadfood Chains section.


            Ask and ye shall receive, at least this time Mr. Hoffman.

            MikeS.

             
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              kland01s

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              RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Tue, 09/5/06 6:24 AM (permalink)
              We have a Beef O'Bradys here (far west of Chicago), never been to it and I did not know it was a chain, I was always a little put off by the name.
               
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                Oneiron339

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                RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Tue, 09/5/06 7:23 AM (permalink)
                I like their ice cold beer after a hot round of golf.
                 
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                  SassyGritsAL

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                  RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Tue, 09/5/06 11:16 AM (permalink)
                  Our Beef O'Brady's here went belly up. I went to it about 3 times and I wasn't impressed with the menu, and I though the prices for what you got were a little high. Kids seemed to like it though (guess it was the game machines in the back).
                   
                  #9
                    wheregreggeats.com

                    RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Tue, 09/5/06 12:29 PM (permalink)
                    I pass one whenever I'm driving Sebring/Orlando on 27.

                    I've never been inclined to stop ... I figure the gimmicky-er the name the more dissapointing the fare.

                     
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                      Sonny Funzio

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                      RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Tue, 09/5/06 12:33 PM (permalink)
                      SassyGritsAL,
                      That's interesting, could you give a bit more about why you thought it didn't work out. Poorly Run? Bad waitstaff/bad attitudes? Not in the right location (too many other bars/not accessable/not enough people? Ugly area? Ugly patrons (loud or trashy)? etc ???

                      I agree the menu was not the best I've ever seen, but what I thought was decent were some of the beer prices (happy hour drafts were .99cents) and the pleasant seating area with all the windows ... and the fairly pleasant patrons (Sun City is near St. Pete's ... lots of older folks and not a lot of problematic young drinkers).

                      I was in Sun City for over a month and visited Beef's about 10 or so times for food or beverage (there wasn't much else in the immediate area) ... but thought it an attractive concept.
                      Actually ... we've been kicking around looking into a franchise.

                      Any further opinions would be much appreciated! :-)
                       
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                        SassyGritsAL

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                        RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Tue, 09/5/06 2:41 PM (permalink)
                        I think it was several reasons. I would go at lunch time with others, and order off the luncheon menu and it would take forever for our orders to arrive (may be poor management). The wait staff left a lot to be desired in that they were slow to take your orders and didn't seem to be "on the ball". I thought the quality of the food was so, so. I tried several different items on the menu, but was not pleased with any. The fries were tasteless. I also think that as always location, location, location is a big factor in a restaurant, and our Beef O'Brady's was located about 2 miles from our "Restaurant Row" and was hard to find (may be they should have had a better sign) and it always looked dark and gloomy. My son (who always ordered the same thing - wings, thought they were pretty good). I guess it boils down as I said before to poor management.
                         
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                          45013

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                          RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Sun, 09/10/06 1:39 AM (permalink)
                          I've seen a location pop up in the Dayton area (with one on the way in Beavercreek). So far I have not yet visited, but does it, out of curiosity, have anything to do with Mike, Carol, Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy?
                           
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                            roossy90

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                            RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Sun, 09/10/06 6:10 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by 45013

                            I've seen a location pop up in the Dayton area (with one on the way in Beavercreek). So far I have not yet visited, but does it, out of curiosity, have anything to do with Mike, Carol, Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy?


                            No.. silly man/woman!
                             
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                              45013

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                              RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Sun, 09/10/06 1:40 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by roossy90

                              No.. silly man/woman!


                              For the record, I'm a man.
                               
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                                Oneiron339

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                                RE: Beef O'Brady's ? Mon, 09/11/06 7:16 AM (permalink)
                                I knew a weirdo who once said he found four of the Brady Bunch kids very attractive.
                                 
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