I have been coming to PCB beach for almost 30 years and this was by far the worst experience I have ever had at a PCB restaurant. I came to Margarittaville when they first opened and it was "Ok" , kind of unique but clearly a tourist trap. Went with a small group of co-workers who had never been before. Here's kind of how it went.
The young lady who was our greeter was very nice and friendly and promptly seated us. She turned us over to "Jim" and it was downhill after that. When we opened the menu, couldn't believe the prices. They were almost 50% higher than my last visit. $11.50 for a basic Cheeseburger or even the Veggie burger is ridiculous. $12.50 for the loaded Avocado Burger was unsettling to say the least. The $3.50 for soft drinks was way over the top!!!!
We ordered a mix of Burgers, Fish Taco's, Jambalaya and Fish & Chips. We had the boneless chicken bites and Volcano Nachos as the appetizer. The Chicken bites were so salty and spicy that they were uneatable. The Nachos were just way too much and one big salty mess.
The main entree arrived and the Fish & Chips was not worth the $16.99. They were frozen fish sticks, and burnt cheap batter. Not what I would expect from an ocean front restaurant in Florida. Jambalaya was "OK" but heavy on the rice and really light on the shrimp and sausage.
Avocado Burger wasn't bad, but avocado and fixings should have been on the side. The tomato was way too ripe and the lettuce limp. The fries were way too salty, plate actually had salt all over it from the fries. Fish Taco's were decent but again, not worth the $14.99 asking price. Probably 1/2 the food went to waste, should send a message to the cook.
We asked our waiter what was with the low quality fish sticks and excess salt. He said "That's just the way they are" Really didn't surprise us, he was not quite on his game. He didn't write anything down, and seemed more interested in the young girls that were next to us.
To sum it up. The quality of the food, service and atmosphere are not worth the exorbitant prices they ask. It's really too bad, could have been a really nice place. I will not be going back under any circumstances and will not recommend to any of our friends.
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December 24, 2012
SenateBean - We are very sorry this is the overall experience you had with us. The events you describe here do not meet our high standards and we apologize for not exceeding all of your expectations. All of your valuable feedback will be shared with the team and adressed.
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