3 Restaurants–as if I need an excuse!   2 comments

3 restaurants gilberts quarterdeck and lesters

 

Hooray for holidays!!! An excuse to eat out not that I need one, just need money!! :O)

  1. Quarterdeck

Simply the best Jambalaya in town!! Also have had their burgers, ribs and no complaints but for the 20 years I have been coming here the Jambalaya is my first choice. You can choose to have it served on pasta, rice or dirty rice–I always choose the latter!

The staff is attentive and always have a smile.

I am sort of concerned about their upcoming move—only a couple of blocks west of the present location but the building is, obviously, ‘modern’ and won’t have that South Florida/Key West feeling on the outside or the ambiance of Old Florida inside. Oh yes, when I have nothing else to worry about I hope they will take the fish tank to the new place!! (Hey you worry what you want to worry about and I’ll worry about what I want to worry about! LOL)

Did I mention I love their Jambalaya???

  1. Glibert’s 17th Street Grill

Gilbert’s, while not a full dining sit down restaurant, as you place your order at the counter when you enter, pay, fill your own soda glass, get a number and then sit down to have your food served. They do take a few steps beyond casual dining by giving real glasses, have the servers (?), bus people (?), floor staff (?)–I wonder what they do call them–bring you a set of real silverware, refill your sodas, ask what kind of condiments you would like and bring them to you though the ketchup, mustard, etc., are in disposable cups, not bottles.

  1. Lester’s Diner

I have been eating at Lester’s since 1979 but it has been 2 years since I was there last. It no longer fits the definition of a diner though it looks like one. A diner is a restaurant built like a railroad car and though it has the shape of a dining car it was redone a few years ago and is now way too shiny to have anything to do with railroads.

Two years ago I remarked about the sticker shock of the prices going up. What happened to ‘cheap eats, home cooking and lots of it’ that diners were known for?

In any case, I had the Cheddar cheese omelet with hash browns done on both sides. The omelet was one of the biggest ones I had ever had with a load of cheese inside and on top while the hash browns were well done as I asked.

And all I can say is “Look at that carrot cake!”

 

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2 responses to “3 Restaurants–as if I need an excuse!

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  1. I have to NOT read your posts in the morning. Now I am starving. That omelet looks WONDERFUL………….

  2. You had me at Jambalaya! I love a good one. I make Gumbo and Etouffe but don’t have a decent recipe for that.

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