7040 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, FL 34638
Cuisine: American casual
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
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The now 270+ strong chain of family pubs started in Brandon. Founder Jim Mellody was a transplanted Pennsylvanian who tried a steakhouse, but when that didn't work, he added his mother's maiden name to the word "Beef" on the sign and watched business take off. The formula is simple: good wings, burgers and other casual American fare in an environment that is family-friendly. His rules, which to this day are still in play: No pool tables and no liquor.