BROOKSVILLE — Nothing says America like a good old-fashioned Coney Island footlong hot dog. So why not celebrate Independence Day with a few All-American favorites in one of Brooksville’s most notable classic eateries.

Return to Greatness is more than a Fourth of July celebration. After months of lockdowns and quarantines due to COVID-19, owner John Lee is ready to celebrate our great country in style.

It is also the restaurant’s 60th anniversary celebration.

In addition to a popular menu of food choices, the event will also spotlight local musical talent. Tyler Creek Road, a local favorite, Tommy Roxx, and the return of Kenn E. Grube (aka Elvis) are in the entertainment lineup.

Footlong eating contests, pony rides and games for the kids, vendors, live entertainment and community spirit will be plentiful.

All mandated social distancing policies will be adhered to, with plenty of outdoor seating, tables spaced 10 feet apart, multiple sanitizing stations and room for safe social distancing.

“It’s all about common sense and personal responsibility,” Lee said. “We are following all published guidelines. People will have to make their own decisions regarding PPE and keeping a distance from others.”

The event kicks off at noon. Coney Island Drive-Inn is located at 1112 E. Jefferson St. in Brooksville.

For more information, call 352-796-9141 or visit or