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Old Village Restaurant

Saturday 15 September, 2018
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Old Village Restaurant- Eau Gallie- 3 Stars

Old Village Restaurant off Aurora in Melbourne is one of those hole-in-the-wall places the locals have been going to for years. Well, except this local. Growing up in the area I know lots of people that have been there many times.

Now that I am dining as food critic Big Boy, I thought it was high time I rectified that delinquency on my part. After taking a seat in the quaint dining area, I perused the menu. Noticing it was the standard "greasy spoon" fare, and as my server, Kim, was approaching, I requested a freshly brewed iced tea along with a Chopped Sirloin Patty with two eggs over medium, a side of home fries and a "homemade" biscuit.

Kim soon appeared with my victuals steaming from the grill. She set them in front of me in quite a delightful manner and politely inquired if I needed anything else at the moment. Assured that I did not, she hustled away to tend to her other patrons. Filled with gustatory anticipation I eagerly dug into my chow.

I am happy to inform my reading public that the Chopped Sirloin Patty was real Sirloin, not Chuck trying to pass itself off as one of its betters. It was flavorful and flawlessly grilled. The eggs were perfect over medium and tasted like one would expect in a diner such as this. The homefries, on the other hand, were downright horrid. I assume they were cooked in the dirtiest part of the grill as opposed to my other items. The spuds just had a "dirty grill" taste to them. The biscuit, was not, in my estimation, homemade, at least not in the back from scratch. It had that "plug-n-play" taste on the palate.

The Big Boy says, "For friendly service and nothing fancy, just average American "greasy spoon" type fare, you can't go wrong with Old Village Restaurant." #bigboydiningout #iamthbigboy