Please note that Flapjack Johnny’s Mulberry location is closed. As of July 2018, they have 3 locations in Florida, all outside Polk County.
We hadn’t been to Mulberry yet, other than to drive through, and felt it was time to check out the restaurant situation there. It seems that several restaurants in Mulberry, south of Lakeland, are closed on weekends, which limited our options when we were there on a recent Saturday. However, we lucked out when we had a late breakfast at Flapjack Johnny’s.
Flapjack Johnny’s actually has three Florida locations, the one we went to in Mulberry and others in Groveland and Port Orange. Their web site currently lists an Ormond Beach location coming soon. This particular restaurant is not large but was spotless and well-decorated in a warm, welcoming color scheme.
The restaurant is open 7 days a week. They always offer breakfast and start offering the lunch menu at 10:30 – the only challenge will be deciding what to order. They offer a comprehensive breakfast menu and the lunch menu includes hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, soups and salads, burgers and hot dogs. We were in the mood for breakfast, so I ordered Texas French toast (French toast made with Texas Toast bread), with a side of turkey sausage and orange juice. My wife ordered a short stack of walnut pancakes, with a side of turkey sausage and coffee.
We enjoyed excellent service during the entire meal. There was some country music playing but at a low volume so conversation was easy. My only disappointment with the entire experience was the orange juice, which tasted like reconstituted frozen juice. My wife said her coffee was quite good.
The food itself was outstanding. It looked delicious and the flavor lived up to that. The turkey sausage patties were good-sized, a little spicy but not too much. The French toast and pancakes were all cooked perfectly. The “short stack” of pancakes was still a generous portion, as was the Texas French toast. One of the things I love about this blog is the opportunity to learn about restaurants that I might never have heard of otherwise. This was a great breakfast all around, and we look forward to returning so we can sample their lunch menu.
With tip our total came to almost $32, a little pricier than the typical diner but well worth it for the quality and quantity of food we received and the first-class atmosphere. Flapjack Johnny’s in Mulberry is on East Canal Street (also known as Florida State Road 60, which crosses state from east to west). Mulberry may be a small town, but it is worth the trip for a meal at Flapjack Johnny’s!
If we’ve inspired you to visit Flapjack Johnny’s, or if you’ve already been and want to share your experience, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below. And if you have Polk County restaurant tips, please let us know via the Contact Us page. Thanks for visiting and happy eating!