Kevin's Way Station is located on 98 a little north of where it crosses Lake Lindsey Road. It used to be a truck stop when the mine was open.
It was at one point called L&M Truck Stop and Tammy Jo Alexander worked there as a waitress before she ran away. Tammy Jo was reported missing three years ago by a high school friend who said that she disappeared between 1977 and 1979.
Once she was entered into the missing persons database, she was linked to an unidentified female found murdered on November 10, 1979 in Caledonia, New York. The case gained notoriety when in 2015 after 35 years, 2 months and 15 days the remains were finally identified as belonging to Tammy Jo. Her murder is still unsolved.
Kevin's Way Station has changed a lot from that 1970s truck stop. There is now an outside stage where bands perform. Walking in the door, there are pool tables and a bar which has much of the seating. The owner Kevin Moro is a friendly man and a good cook.
I expected bar food, but was surprised by the quality. The burger was charbroiled and had just the right amount of char. It tasted like a burger you just made on your backyard grill. I am not sure which was better, the hamburger or the brisket sandwich.
We also tried the fish sandwich. The fish was blackened mahi-mahi and was excellent. All the sandwiches come with your choice of fries or coleslaw.
IF YOU GO
Kevin's Way Station is open from 11am to 11pm on Tuesday through Saturday located at 14445 Ponce de Leon in Brooksville.
Open 11am through 9pm on Sunday and they are closed on Monday.
Call them at (352) 799-6004. and
Check them out online at http://www.wango-web-works.com/bd/kws/index.html.