Chubby’s Family Restaurant – Orlando

They clearly love James Dean and Betty Boop — the walls are plastered with pictures — so the place has a real classic American-1950s feel to it. And, it seems, in the 1950s, breakfast was delicious.

I had Donna’s Skillet (served to me by Donna herself), which is

  • home fries
  • onions
  • corned beef hash
  • scrambled eggs
  • cheese

Add hot sauce and it’s great. The price is right for the food; $6 for the skillet. They got the food out fast, and kept my iced tea filled, so that does it for me. The service is totally unceremonious, the servers all work together to get it done.

It really seems like a one-of-a-kind, family-owned restaurant. I don’t think they could make another one — there’s not enough pictures of James Dean in the world to open a second place.

If you’re in the area, it’s worth a stop in for a quick simple breakfast. It sure beats the pants off Denny’s.

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155 thoughts on “Chubby’s Family Restaurant – Orlando”

  1. It is true, there is nothing like dining at a family owned or oriented restaurant. You just can’t beat the warm and inviting atmosphere, reasonable prices, and friendly staff. While I have never been to a Chubby’s before, one is due to open in my hometown shortly and because of your blog, I intend to check it out with my family.

    As thanks, I suggest that you check out a Friendly’s Restaurant if you have never been to one. It truly is a kid friendly place to go if you have little ones, the food is great, and you simply can’t beat a “happy ending” ice cream. (It works great as means to bribe your kids into finishing their meals as well!) Also, they have not raised their prices in this plummeting economy, nor have they compromised the quality or quantity of their dishes. If you’re interested, visit for more information.

  2. I definitely agree. My family has been going there almost every Saturday for the past 3-4 years. The servers know us by name by now and they have excellent food…and excellent sweet tea (which is a ‘must have’ for me).
    The have an excellent breakfast menu including skillets named after the waitresses.
    They boast a vintage decor including wall decorations of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis, I Love Lucy, Betty Boop and more! If you feel compelled, give them some goods to add to their walls.

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