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Old 12-19-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Central & coastal FL
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I well remember Morrison's and eating there on a few occasions. Good food reasonable without the waste of buffets.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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we had a morrison's in valdosta. we ate there every sunday when i was a kid. it was changed over to a picadilly's and then closed shortly thereafter.

it was one of the original tenants of the mall here that was built in the mid '80's. i was a little sad to see it go, just because of all the memories i had there with my family as a kid.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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I have a Morrisons Buffet here in Brooksville FL. I know I've seen another Morrisons in Pasco somewhere too.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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we had a morrison's in valdosta. we ate there every sunday when i was a kid. it was changed over to a picadilly's and then closed shortly thereafter.
All of them did that unfortunately.

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I have a Morrisons Buffet here in Brooksville FL. I know I've seen another Morrisons in Pasco somewhere too.
They could be different. All of the Morrison's Cafeteria that we are talking about are closed.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Oh, I remember. I go all the way back to the 1950's. Then, we were poor but didnt know it and did our school clothes shopping in Lakeland. I remember my mother taking me to Morrison Cafeteria and I was so impressed with the elegant(to my mind) waiters. I can bring the memory up quite clearly and until a few years ago, could probably have told you what I had to eat....LOL.

Sadly, the one in Lakeland and the old mall in Winter Haven are long gone. The one in Winter Haven stayed open for a pretty long time and then became Picadilly and closed shortly thereafter.

The one in Vero Beach was quite good. It closed in the late 80's, I think, along with the old Clock Restaurant.

My favorite was the shrimp and mayonaise salad and I loved their iced tea. Oh my, how this brings back memories, good ones.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:41 AM
 
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I loved Morrison's too especially the custard pie, well really all the desserts. The one in Tampa stayed open a lot longer than others but eventually closed.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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I loved Morrison's too especially the custard pie, well really all the desserts. The one in
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Tampa stayed open a lot longer than others but eventually closed.


Yeah, unfortnualetly they are closed down. The only family restaurants that I am aware of that still exist would be Ruby Tuesday and Silver Spoons, L&N Seafood Grill, Mozzarella's, and Tia's Tex-Mex. I know we have Ruby Tuesday's all over, and there is a Tia's Tex-Mex in the Tyrone Square Mall in St. Pete, however, I don't believe we have Silver Spoons, L&N Seafood Grill, or Mozzarella's here in Florida.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: anywhere
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I loved Morrison's too especially the custard pie, well really all the desserts. The one in Tampa stayed open a lot longer than others but eventually closed.

I griped about how much I disliked having to go to Morrison's with my family as a kid but I do have to admit they had some really good desserts. I have never been a fan of chocolate so I liked that they had several different choices of cakes and pies.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: The 305
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I miss it!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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There was a Morrisson's Cafeteria in Downtown Orlando, just like the first poster at the top of this page said. It was located on a side street that intersected Orange Avenue. The waiters in white serving jackets carried the trays to the tables. I remember we put a dime on each tray. This was in the early 1960s. Later the Morrisson's moved from downtown to two separate locations: one on East Colonial, and another in the Winter Park Mall parking area, the northwestern square (I believe).
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