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Chubby's Family Restaurant

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I’ve always wondered why someone would want to call a restaurant Chubby’s. Not sure calling attention to the results of an eating disorder is good for an eateries bottom line.

In the case of Chubby’s Family Restaurant in East Orlando, there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of theming that would warrant the name, either. Nothing like the little fat kid outside the chain of Big Boy restaurants. Instead, nostalgia seems to be the theme here (in which case you’d think they’d want to harken back to a time when obesity wasn’t running rampant in America, but don’t get me started). Each wall of the small strip mall storefront space is adorned with its own nostalgic theme. I sat directly across from a shrine to Betty Boop and next to a wall filled with Elviseria. If you sit at the breakfast counter you can observe a study in Marilyn Monroe and vintage cars, vintage meaning a decade or two after I was born.

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The nostalgia also extends to the restaurant itself. It’s the type of diner you might remember from a long time ago, a neighborhood place where the waitresses greet the regulars by name with a “good morning, Dave” or “where’ve you been, Sue.”

And the food is good, too, at least my recent breakfast was. It was a kind of kitchen sink skillet dish that had sausage, peppers, a couple of eggs, biscuit gravy and shredded cheese. I chose a biscuit as my bread option just so I could sop up some of the delicious gravy with it. (It was better than the mini tubs of Sunnyland spread that came with the biscuit. Seriously, a place called Chubby’s really ought to serve real butter.)

The coffee was hot and served in big mugs; I like that. And even though I wasn’t a regular my server treated me as though I was.

Chubby’s Family Restaurant is at 10376 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando. It is open for breakfast and lunch daily. There is no website. The phone number is 407-380-6006.

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