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Old 09-13-2019, 06:16 PM   #1
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During the annual pilgrimage to Disney in central FL went downtown for lunch in Kissimmee to Ford's Garage. The entire restaurant was decked out in Model A memorabilia. Two As were on lifts in the center of circular bars. Three As were located outside next to gravity gas pumps. Recognizable A parts were on the walls and A engines were on stands everywhere - very cool ! The place was effectively decorated to resemble a Ford garage in the 1930s. Not surprising, the silverware was wrapped in a shop rag held together with a hose clamp ! The restaurant chain is only located in central Florida with the exception of one restaurant in Dearborn. If you are going to the House of Mouse, might stop Ford's Garage for a burger. It is about a block away from Target where you get the cut-rate Disney trinkets for the grandkids - LOL.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:26 PM   #2
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Thanks for the 'heads up'. Sounds like a cool place. A couple of years ago we passed the 'Model A Inn', somewhere in Canada, south of Banff..... I just tried to post a pic I took, but I'm having the usual 'size' error. Oh well....
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Did the one in Dearborn. Wish they would come West. Great hamburger and craft beer. No better atmosphere for a Model A'er.
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There are 13 locations of the Ford Garage restaurants...12 in Florida and 1 in Dearborn.
I went to the one in Ft Myers a few years ago and I really enjoyed my lunch.


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Old 09-13-2019, 08:37 PM   #5
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A theme restaurant with very good food .What a novel idea.Was just at the one in Dearborn last month.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:45 PM   #6
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:36 PM   #7
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Another one is being built at Bozard Ford in St. Augustine Fla. Its due to open in early 2020 so they say..
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If you ever get to Vero Beach FL, check out Mrs Mac's Fillin' Station: https://www.mrsmacs.com/home

It's a fun place but not fancy. It's in a little strip mall but there's often a line out the door.



The decor is auto themed:



Food is diner-style, inexpensive and good. The menu has a license plate cover and the items have car-related names:



Napkins are shop rags. Service is good and the wait staff is friendly...and they're dressed in bib overalls.
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Here's Ford's Garage: https://www.fordsgarageusa.com/

and the Model A Inn: https://model-a-inn-cranbrook.booked.net/
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A few more pictures of the Ford's Garage nearby Tampa. It is really a nice experience. Totally out of the box restaurant...... but not for healthy food . LOL. But a big juicy burger from time to time is sooooo nice.













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It doesn't get any better than that!
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A few years ago I was to the original one in Ft. Meyers. Neat place. GREAT burgers, and reasonable prices. Also real friendly and might I say good looking waitresses. Wife and I ate there a couple times while we were in town doing all the touristy stuff.
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A few more pictures of the Ford's Garage nearby Tampa. It is really a nice experience. Totally out of the box restaurant...... but not for healthy food . LOL. But a big juicy burger from time to time is sooooo nice.















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"Gluten free and vegan options"?! Say it isn't so! Ruins the whole atmosphere!
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:11 PM   #14
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Hi:
Do you know the address to the "Ford Garage" in Kissimee
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Hi:
Do you know the address to the "Ford Garage" in Kissimee
3210 Margaritaville Blvd.

It is a little hard to find. Proceed down HWY 192 and turn south on Rolling Oaks near the Margaritaville Resort. Drive a short distance and turn left on to the strip mall lot. You will see the back side of Ford's Garage straight ahead in the distance. Great place !!
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