1722 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
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The newest restaurant in Tarpon is a bit off the beaten path, near the Tarpon Springs Golf Course. After opening the place in May, owners Sophia and John Pappas recently received an award from City Hall, the city clearly pleased to have seasoned pros inhabit a space that has hosted a number of failed efforts over the years. This is pure family diner, breakfast all day, complete with low prices and high spirits.
The signature dish thus far is a flat, panini-like sandwich atop of which sliced ribeye steak, veggies and feta perch. Chloe’s makes its own bread, salad dressings and feather-light cheesecakes.
When asked why Chloe’s will succeed where so many other restaurants have failed, Sophia, a recent transplant from Westchester County, N.Y., says, “I’ve been doing this since I was 16. Whatever I do, I do it with my heart.” Sounds like a credo that suits many of Tarpon’s restaurateurs, old and new.