Arrived 5 PM, Nov. 30, Sat.; light early bird crowd, but it picked up at 6PM; service by Robert was excellent; attentive to all our requests and needs. Salmon perfect; fried shrimp & crab cake combo, great, and my garlic shrimp with tomatoes over linguini was as tasty and plentiful as Robert recommended. My only regret was not asking for Parmesan Cheese to sprinkle over it....had enough leftover, to take home. Of course the corn fritters, sprinkled with Confectioner's Sugar was the high lite, as usual...we ordered an extra serving! We were here in Sept, you will note that review. The Clam Chowder was really chock full of "goodies", and much better this time. Robert made us a fresh pot of coffee, and our friend who ordered Pepsi, said it was the best ever! The only negative this time, and this is why I didn't give them a 5-star rating, two of us got the vanilla ice cream, it tasted funny, like it had too much vanilla flavoring and we couldn't eat it. Mom ordered her usual Tapioca, but she received the vanlla ice cream by mistake, and couldn't eat it ; I had my usual sugar-free butter pecan ice cream and it was terrific, full of nuts. We were in a hurry at this point so we didn't ask for a substitute, but I'm sure management would have made it right. We sat indoors at a booth with a view of the Banana River, and the sunset was absolutely gorgeous; several customers went outside to take pictures, and a few actually braved the chilly winds and ate outside. This is one of our favorite places to eat. The kids enjoy feeding the Koi in the ponds at the front entrance, and it's fun just to watch them too.
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