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Sunday brunch buffets

By Times Staff
Published May 8, 2003

The Castaway

This causeway landmark sets long tables of eggs, fruit and breakfast fare, as well as carving stations for steamship rounds and ham, plus fresh shellfish and sushi. 7720 Courtney Campbell Parkway, Tampa; (813) 281-0770.

Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa

The most famous of Suncoast brunches, with a view of the gulf and beaches from in and around the fifth-floor restaurant. Food includes a long, cold seafood buffet, chilled chops, gourmet salads and mousses, plus a carving station, eggs, pastas and hot entrees, such as Asian duck and a large pastry display with crepes and fresh waffles. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach; (727) 360-1881.

Jackson's Bistro - Bar - Sushi

This waterside nightspot is almost as busy on Sunday mornings - and still serving sushi. Brunch lines also include a pasta station, fresh waffles, shrimp, oysters, hot entrees, fruits and desserts. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa; (813) 277-0112.

Oystercatchers

Brunch with a view of Tampa Bay has been a Tampa hit since the hotel seafood restaurant opened. The spread includes egg dishes and waffles, plus pasta, hot entrees and an abundance of the restaurant's specialty: seafood. Hyatt Regency West Shore, Courtney Campbell Parkway, Tampa; (813) 281-9116.

Renaissance Vinoy Hotel

The priciest in town, brunch in the Terrace Room includes breakfast items such as waffles and eggs Benedict made to order, plus smoked seafood, carved meats, fresh fruit and a large bread and pastry display. Reservations suggested. 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg; (727) 894-1000.

OTHER BRUNCHES

First Watch

The biggest Florida chain to make brunch a daily specialty, it serves eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles and crepes as well as sandwiches and salads, spiced from Italian to Cajun. It draws a big-city line Sunday mornings in downtown Tampa and crowds anywhere it opens. Open for breakfast and lunch only. 2569 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater, (727) 712-8769; 520 Tampa St., downtown Tampa, (813) 307-9006; 11610 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, (813) 961-4947; 2726 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; (813) 975-1718.

Harvey's Fourth Street Grill

This neighborhood favorite serves most of its menu, from burgers to grouper dinners, plus pancakes, omelets, skillets and poached eggs five ways, from Benedict to tenderloin for a full bore Sunday buffet. 3121 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg; (727) 821-6516.

[Last modified May 7, 2003, 13:43:34]


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