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“Great atmosphere while we waited” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Flounder's Chowder House

Flounder's Chowder House
800 Quietwater Beach Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
+1 850-932-2003
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere while we waited”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

After eating at Crab's and having a great time we decided to try Flounders because it was owned by the same company. Our first impression was great. We loved the atmosphere and the children had a ball while waiting for a table. When our pager went off our visit went down hill. We were escorted to a very dark corner of the restaurant that was almost empty. Right next to a bar that was not even open and running. Quite a contrast from the outside we had waited in. I saw the special Lobster sliders and decided to order it despite no description. I should have asked for a description. I assumed a slider would be a small hot sandwich. Mine arrived on a cold bun and in between was a cold lobster/shrimp salad. No lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese... Not what I was expecting, but my fault for not asking for a description. Under the fried food section there was a choice between beer battered shrimp and grilled shrimp. Since my mother had ordered fried shrimp at Crab's and they had been delicious she ordered the grilled shrimp here. They came out on huge skewers filled with onions, peppers and pineapple. The description said nothing about shish kabobs. The shrimp were under cooked and when we mentioned this to the waiter he said it is because they are poached instead of grilled. So, why did the menu say grilled? I would probably not eat here again based on this experience. My advice to others, request a table outside if you want to be part of the lively atmosphere and make sure to ask for a description of what you order if you don't like being surprised when the plate is put in front of you.

Visited April 2012
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Conway, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Good food! Good service! Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! Hubby had the seafood nachos and I had the flash fried chicken tenders. Neither of us could finish! We ordered the key lime pie dessert to have at our condo later with coffee...THREE slices of deliciousness!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

lots of food, great service, and a wonderful environment! Everything on the menu is big here! Our one slice of key lime pie was huge!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A blast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

A very fun place to eat and drink. Sand volley ball pits were fun for the kids and the adults. Watch out for their famous "Diesel"= the name is appropriate!

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Stopped for appetizers and $2 margaritias
Ended up having flounder chowder also very good

Have a play area for kids
Very nice place

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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