I was pretty sure I had written down the address wrong when I was trying to find Fat Maggie’s. It turns out that they’re around the corner from the main street, partially hidden. The moment I found it I felt as if I had located the back to my long missing TV Remote, a feeling of relief and exhilaration.
While my wife Marcela is looking over the menu I ask for the Buffalo Chicken Dip. I had already scoped out the menu online earlier in the day for when the moment of truth would finally come.
She decides to share the starter which is a code word for I’m having of some of whatever you’re ordering. There’s a Smokehouse Burger on the menu so it’s a no brainer I’m hitting up this puppy. I go, Brioche Bun, Cheddar Cheese, & Candied Bacon with a side of Kitchen Sink Chili.
It’s a great Burger but I made the mistake of adding the Candied Bacon which I think hurt the overall flavor of it. One bite in I remove the Candied Bacon and save it to have as dessert. I’m not a sweet Burger kinda fella.
I’m busy eating and pondering the existence of my Burger life when I look up to find Marcela doing some damage to the Chili. The truth is that as much a love Chili I’d give it up for a bigger portion of Burger but I’m sure I didn’t need to tell you that. The Chili is perfect for the Flour Tortilla Chips from the Buffalo Dip by the way.
Dessert is Marcela’s area of expertise so we order both the Banana Pudding with Whiskey Whipped Cream and Ginny Lou’s Nutella Cheesecake. Both would have made perfect endings to our meal but Ginny Lou definitely takes the Cake (nyuk nyuk, yes a Three Stooges laugh).
I missed this photo opportunity somehow when I walked in.
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Fat Maggie’s is CLOSED
1037 Dixieland Mall Lane Lakeland, FL 33803