Short review - best meal we had on a week long trip around Yosemite, King's Canyon, Sequoia and Death Valley National Parks. Read on for the details.
We stayed at the Comfort Inn on Hwy 41 on our route from Yosemite to King's Canyon, and needed someplace for dinner. We decided to just walk down the street and see what was available.
Side note: Hwy 41 does not make for the most pleasant walk, as it is 4-lane highway at this point. But there are sidewalks, so that is extremely helpful.
We saw a few places to eat within a 1/2 mile of the hotel, but this place caught our eye - set back from the road, it might be difficult for someone driving down to spot, as the sign was across the street (apparently, they had just recently moved into this location, so by now the sign may be in the correct place.) Neither my husband or I are huge fans of seafood; I eat fish and that's about it, so he went in to check out the menu and see if there was anything we'd like to eat. He came out and said they had fish and chips, and the prices were a little more than we normally like to pay, but seemed reasonable, so we decided to try it as our 'splurge' for this trip.
We walked in, and were seated immediately. I thought the place had a comfortable feel; the place was maybe 1/2 full when we arrived. Just after we ordered, a charter bus stopped in the parking lot, and let out a tour group, and I thought "Whoa, we got here at the right time!" They appeared to be taken back to their own separate dining place, and there was no noticable effect on our service, or this review might be very different.
I ordered the fish and chips ($12.75); I was a little nervous about the description saying it came with 4 pieces of fish, as I thought that seemed like a lot of food, but the pieces ended up being about 4" long, so it worked out fine. The batter was light and crispy - tasted really good. The entree came with cole slaw, french fries, and green beans. I normally don't eat cole slaw, but the fries and green beans were both delicious! My husband got the appetizer portion of clam strips and a salad and enjoyed both. The waitress was very attentive, refilling his water glass several times as needed, and checking back a few times to see if everything was OK. All the staff seemed very friendly.
As the sun started to set, it was coming in below the awning outside our window and blinding me, but one of the staff went outside and lowered blinds they have on the outside of the awning for just such a purpose. It was an effective solution.
After our meal, we decided to further splurge and get dessert; my husband chose a tiramisu and I got a piece of "toffee cake" - it turned out to be a piece of light, fluffy cake topped with a drizzle of caramel (?) sauce and sprinkled with toffee pieces. It melted in your mouth, but unfortunately, either the sauce or the toffee bits left a strange, almost bitter, aftertaste, so that was diasappointing. The cake part was so good, though, that I still ate the entire piece. :)
Left the restaurant happy and would absolutely return if we're ever in the area again!
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