Snellgrove's Restaurant was born nearly 50 years ago, when Norman R. Snellgrove and his wife, Kathern, purchased the downtown Plant City restaurant ... More
Snellgrove's Restaurant was born nearly 50 years ago, when Norman R. Snellgrove and his wife, Kathern, purchased the downtown Plant City restaurant formerly known as Hagan's in the late 1960's. Several years later, the restaurant burned down and was rebuilt. In those days, the restaurant was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snellgrove's was a popular place for breakfast and served many local folks including a group of phosphate miners for whom a table was reserved for lunch each day. The restaurant was known for its special of the day which often included a customer favorite of tips and rice and the summer chicken special consisting of chicken, mashed potatoes and tea for a mere $1.99. Norman's love of deep sea fishing was evident in the decor as fish were hung on the walls. Snellgrove's also boasted of the first salad bar in Plant City.