Thought I would post this separately. As mentioned in my previous post, we just returned from Marco and I thought I would post some info on the restaurants we ate at so here they are.
Almost Famous Mel's: Cost was $80 for 3 pulled pork sandwiches, one kids meal, 4 soda's and 1 loaded french fry appetizer. We live in Ohio, near Cleveland, so there are not many choices around us for barbecue. THe sandwiches were good. I grew up in Arkansas and think some of the best barbecue comes from Memphis, TN. Was this as good as what I used to have growing up...no, but it sure beats what we have locally here in Ohio. The loaded fries with pulled pork and cheese and beans and corn (basically everything but the kitchen sink) were awesome. Terrible for your waistline, but delicious. My biggest complaint was the fact that we actually paid $80 for pulled pork sandwiches. This led me to believe that every restaurant would be outrageous, which was not the case.
Snook Inn: $110 or $120 (can't remember) however I thought our meal here was very good and the price was very reasonable for what we had. They had an all you can eat seafood buffet on Thursday's and Friday's. My children are very different from most of my friends and familie's children. Althought my friends and family's children love hot dogs, and chicken tenders..etc. My kids love mussels, crab legs, lobster, clams, scallops...etc. So, we all had the all you can eat seafood buffet. I'm not really a huge fan of buffet's as I typically only find a few things that I like. This buffet was not huge, but what they had was very good. There was a salad bar as well. The seafood bar included crab legs, Mahi Mahi, Talapia, Tuna, Fried shrimp, Beef ribs, clams oregatano, some kind of oyster that everyone raves about (I am totally disgusted by oysters), mussels, peel n eat shrimp, corn, and potatoes. We all enjoyed the seafood buffet and everything was hot and fresh.
Our food was barely even warm. My husband found a hair in the Salsa, my daughter found a hair in her beans, and there was a hair in the chips and cheese. On top of that, the refried beans taste like they came right out of a can (which I'm sure they did). My husband ordered the chicken fajita quesadilla which he barely made it through half. I ordered the chicken Chimichanga which was soggy and tasteless and a taco which was swimming in grease....really gross! The girls both ordered wet burrito's which they said were OK. I would not go back there again.
Tokyo Inn - Japanese Hibachi. $115 with tip and all (other posts above did not include tip). Husband had steak, one of my girls had steak and the other chicken, and I had the steak and scallop hibachi. Food was great!!! There is nothing I can complain about. Hibachi meals do not come with Miso soup, they are served with a clear chicken broth soup. If you are a fan of Miso soup as we are, you'll want to ask specifically for Miso. We really enjoyed our meal here and it's always fun for the kids to watch the chef prepare the meal right there in front of you. The Chef was very entertaining!!