My family and I moved here to Oviedo in 1994 when I was still a little guy. Coming originally from Alabama it was in our blood to find the local favorites, because the day revolves around what for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. To this day I find it humurous everytime I am sitting at an early breakfast, and the discussion is about where we are eating lunch. Nonetheless, we found the places to eat.

The first place we stumbled upon was “Big John’s.” When my youngest brother was born my dad made it a new year’s resolution to take my brother and I to Big John’s every Friday for breakfast to spend a little more quality time with us. This started almost 13 years ago, and it has been a rare event that any of us have missed. Big John’s offers a full breakfast special including eggs, pancakes, and bacon for about $3. This isn’t all they offer but it’s pretty much the only thing I’ve ever ordered.

Big John’s is on 434 in downtown Oviedo just past the Post Office. Don’t let the outside fool you, the food is excellent, and the people are great. Also, just so you’re not surprised Big John has now become Big Joe since we have been going there.

Stay tuned for the next local restaurant. This one is where we have our Monday morning Core Group meetings…