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Fireplace Restaurant Cooks up Warmth of Home

The Spyridakos Family continues their legacy of good home cooking, including traditional fare and Greek specialties, at the Fireplace Restaurant in Largo.

In today's society of eating factory-made food while sitting in rush hour, sometimes we crave a trip back to our Greek roots, real or honorary, where a concerned matriarch forces us to sit down and eat because we are skin and bone. 

At Largo’s Fireplace Restaurant on Seminole Boulevard across from the Largo Mall, Vicki Spyridakos provides such a place. You can sink down in a comfy chair next to the restaurant’s namesake, a large hearth decorated with the charms of home, and eat a well-priced, hearty meal that Spyridakos lovingly cooks each day.

Spyridakos and her family have owned the Fireplace Restaurant since 1978. Her husband, Peter Spyridakos, bought it after they immigrated to the United States from the small town of Paleopanagia, Greece. Always a family restaurant, the couple’s three children grew up working in it.

Now their oldest son, Louis Spyridakos, a fireman and paramedic in Hillsborough County, helps fill the void left when his father passed in 2007 and assists his mother in running the restaurant.  

Melding traditional diner fare with Greek specialties, the Fireplace has become a Largo mainstay with its affordable prices and large servings. Specials change daily, but you can count on the popular All-You-Can-Eat Fish Dinner on Wednesday and Friday nights.

They also sell Peter Spyridakos’ original Olive Grove Greek Dressing. Try it on the ultimate healthy comfort food, the Fireplace’s Greek salad paired with Vicki Spyridakos’ homemade bread, or bring in your own platter and have them serve it up special for your next holiday celebration.

No matter what you decide to try at the Fireplace Restaurant, you’re guaranteed to not leave hungry.

If you go:

Fireplace Restaurant

Address: 12580 Seminole Blvd., Largo

Phone: 727-585-4094

Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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David November 12, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Good food and pretty good prices. Skip the bread though, very tasteless. Great place for breakfast too.
Jason Bartolone November 12, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Thanks David. What does everyone else think of the food at Fireplace Restaurant?
Peggy Wurm November 12, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Wow! You can bet my husband, son and I will be in soon for this delicious food! I am so excited to hear about these eating places on the Largo Patch! This is a wonderful way to advertise! I also let my other family members know about these restaurants! Peggy
Jason Bartolone November 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Thank you Peggy! Everyone can sign up for Patch's free email newsletter so you won't miss a story! http://largo.patch.com/newsletters
Polly Kalofiee February 11, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Great place to eat. I've been eating here for 25+ years. Great value for a great meal!

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