Seven of us decided to give Porky's a try....we all like ribs and needed a break from seafood (just for one meal).
Service: excellent. Our server as also strong and coordinated...he brought out all of our meals on one arm and set them down (no auctioning) without spilling anything. Beverages (lemonade, coke) came with a small pitcher for self-serve refills. Service was timely even though our waiter obviously had many other tables.
Ambiance: laid back. Yes, the flies are flying about (the restaurant is on the water at a marina). Annoying, but what can you do at an outside restaurant. Reading all the autographs on the dollar bills stapled literally everywhere is entertaining (markers and staple gun provided by the restaurant; we left $4 lighter; you can also autograph the wood and gutters if you can find the space). I wish I would have learned the name of the singer accompanying himself with a guitar...excellent voice, good covers, at a comfortable volume (we could enjoy our conversation at the table while enjoying the music).
Food: delicious ribs. Tasty sauces (I liked the garlic mustard sauce a tad bit more than the BBQ sauce, which was very good. My nephew had another half-rack of baby-back ribs for dessert. Cuban pulled pork had an intriguing and yummy seasoning. Thursday special: all you can eat fish was average. Crab cake as a basket was good but nothing to write home about (I enjoyed the crab cake at Lazy Days more). Sweet potato fries were very good. Coleslaw seemed homemade and was good. Key lime pie: everyone has their favorite version; Porky's was more on the cheesecake end of the spectrum with average key lime flavor. Generous slice of pie (three of us nibbled on one piece).
Price: a little more than I was expecting, but not overly pricey. Hey, we're on vacation.
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