Fallen Flags: Morrison’s Cafeteria

This year on Orlando Entertainment News we’re going to add a new occasional feature called “Fallen Flags” where we feature an old school restaurant chain that is mostly no longer in business. Yesterday we flew into Pensacola to do just that. Here we were making the turn to land at Pensacola International Airport (PNS) while we passed over the runways of NAS Pensacola (NPA), home of the U.S. Navy‘s Blue Angels.
Just a few miles to the west along I-10 is the Alabama state line.
And a half-hour later, the I-10 tunnels under the Mobile River and entry into Mobile. (Side Note: Did you know that there are 4 underwater road tunnels in Florida and 2 of them are in Orange County?)
The destination: Morrison’s Cafeteria. There is just 1 remaining Morrison’s in the world and that’s this one in Mobile, Alabama. Morrison’s was purchased by Piccadilly Cafeterias in 1998 and converted all of them to Piccadilly except this one. Have fond memories of the one on SR436 in Altamonte Springs and it seems like there was one in Orlando near Colonial Plaza. (Sadly, the only remaining Piccadilly Cafeteria in Florida is in Hollywood.)
It’s just like we remembered them with cafeteria-style servings of roast beef, fried chicken, liver & onions…..
…..and sausage, fried fish, southern vegetables such as turnip greens and fried okra. Comfort food!
Morrison’s still has chocolate cream pie, coconut cream pie, strawberry shortcake!
Fit for a King! My meal…..meat & potatoes, of course! In the background, 50’s music was certainly appropriate.
All too soon it was time to head back to sunny Florida. (Pictured: I-65 southbound approaching the junction with I-10.) Look for more Fallen Flags articles throughout the year!