Quick Bites: You’ll Flip For Flippers

If you’re in the mood for a tasty pizza pie, you’re in luck! Flippers Pizzeriarecently opened in Clermont Crossings on Highway 27, and it’s well worth the trip. Perched atop a hill, the view is nice, whether dining inside or outdoors, and the building is spacious with over 2,000 square feet of seating.

A chain that started in 1987, Flippers takes pride in making its pizzas with fresh dough, tossing them by hand, and baking them in signature brick ovens. In addition, customers can choose from a variety of flatbreads, salads, wraps, wings, signature penne pastas, and brick-fired sandwiches. For busy working families, home delivery is available. Take-out, catering, and online ordering is also an option.

The meats are all natural and the veggies are all fresh, including the mushrooms. General Manager Juan Fernandez says the company is involved in local charities and has sponsored local sports teams.

For a menu and a peek at the delicious food, visit flipperspizzeria.com or call (352) 242-2214.

Located not too far from Flippers, Robata Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar isn’t like other Japanese steakhouses. After dining at a Japanese steakhouse, we all know it’s common to leave with the smell of fried rice in our hair and on our clothes. Well, Robata has remedied that problem!

Instead of hood systems over the hibachi tables, this beautiful restaurant features state-of-the-art ventilation at each table that offers smokeless, odorless dining. A vent system carries the steam down before it has a chance to rise up and move across the room.

Robata features a full bar, a sushi bar, and regular dining, too. For $19.95, it’s all-you-can-eat sushi on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For $39.95, enjoy New York strip steak, shrimp, chicken, two house wines, and a dessert, all for two. Sound tempting?

Celebrating a birthday or other rite of passage? The staff makes a big deal about it, playing a traditional Japanese drum from the kitchen to your table.

Robata, located in Clermont on Oakley Seaver Drive, is open for lunch and dinner. Check out robatasteakhouse.com for menus and more. (352) 404-9688.

Nibbles: As you’ve probably seen, restaurants are combating the economy by offering deals like never before. Take for instance, Bob Evans. Lady Lake Manager George Moore says Wi-Fi was added about a year ago to all stores and a menu was introduced of 30 meals, all under $5.99! In Clermont, Red Lobster is offering a “Quick Catch” menu for lunch with items starting at $6.99. McDonald’s has recently rolled out its $1 breakfast menu, Arby’s has eight items under $1, and Wendy’s is now offering Deluxe Value Meals for only $2.99 when they are usually nearly double that. Ruby Tuesday, which never offered coupons, is now offering them at rubytuesday.com. Click on the “So Connected” tab, sign up, and the offers will come right to your e-mail box. Check out the steak and lobster dinner for only $13.99 for a limited time. Outback and Cody’s Steakhouses, which both used to open at 4pm, are now open earlier for lunch. Finally, Denny’s is offering the $2, $4, $6, $8 Value Menu of 16 items at these prices.

Next issue, new restaurant openings in Lake or Sumter County.

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