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Pinky’s Diner Review – Tampa

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Pinky’s Diner is in the Palma Ceia neighborhood, which is south of downtown Tampa. Pinky’s interior is small and gets very cramped during the rush. There are tables outside that are on a first come, first serve basis. Open until 2 pm everyday except Mondays, Pinky’s is a great place to go for brunch.

Pinky’s has been praised by the Tampa Tribune and Creative Loafing, and, boasts having the best eggs benedict in town. While I haven’t had every benedict in the Tampa Bay area, I will say that Pinky’s does make an outstanding eggs benedict. It’s served with rosemary potatoes and fruit. The potatoes were cooked perfectly and were soft to the palate.

Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Potatoes


I also ordered a short stack of Pinky’s oatmeal pancakes. They were soft, robust, and flavorful.

Oatmeal Pancakes


My wife had Pinky’s hot god sandwich. This has salami, prosciutto, and ham with provolone, lettuce, tomato, oil, & vinegar, served warm on buttered Cuban bread. I tasted the sandwich and it is a winner.

Hot God Sandwich

Pinky’s menu is extensive, which includes frittatas, salads, and sandwiches. How does Pinky’s compare to First Watch? While First Watch is good and has several more convenient locations, if you live near Pinky’s or you are willing to drive to south Tampa, Pinky’s is better.

3203 West Bay to Bay Boulevard Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-9339

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