Restaurant offers good food at expensive prices

Tommy D’s offers a tasty alternative to the everyday lunch menu of burgers and fries. When it comes to those lunchtime cravings, Tommy D’s shrimp, fries and kabobs, will leave your stomach satisfied.

Located at 625 W. Tennessee St., Tommy D’s, which made its grand debut in October 2002, is owned and operated by FAMU’s own Tommy Duncan, a business administration student from Detroit. The menu offers a diverse group of choices, from the Grilled Chicken Pita loaded with diced grilled chicken, lettuce and ranch dressing for $3.99 to the Whip Appeal Pita filled with grilled chicken, shrimp, lettuce cheese and peppers for $5.99.

Tommy also offers a liberal portion of the New York style “Kickin” Chicken Pita overflowing with diced chicken breast, lettuce, hot french fries, tangy tomatoes and sweet honey mustard for $4.25.

The Chic-a-bob, one of the few inexpensive entrees, is stacked with grilled chicken, pineapples and green peppers, and costs only $2.99. But the Real Deal Shrimp, which boasts a whopping $8.99, comes with 2 giant kabobs and a pita filled with lettuce.

Tommy D’s also offers signature sauces like the popular sweet and sour sauce, Tommy D’s special sauce, curry sauce, vinegar and X-salt to spice things up.

Other specialty sauces include the Rattler, which is a substitute for barbeque sauce, and the Seminole, which is a combination of season salt, basil and garlic.

For a healthy alternative, Tommy D’s features fresh salads like the Fried Chicken Salad and the Grilled Shrimp Salad that can be added to any pita for an extra 99 cents.

Tommy D’s is a welcomed change from the boring 99 cents menus and “Can I take your order please?” lunchtime routine. However some taste buds may not be able to afford the overpriced pita combos that can start at $6.00 and jump to $8.00 in a single setting.

Tommy D’s is the perfect environment to relax and make your belly full during lunchtime, just make sure your pockets are too.

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