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“Service not great, but food excellent!”

Hemingway's Island Grill
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Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johnson City, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Service not great, but food excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

We had a rather long wait to be seated considering how slow they were. Once seated, our server was extremely slow. The food was discounted due to poor service, which was appreciated. Many others left due to poor service. Once we did receive meal, it was very good. Excellent Lobster Bisque. We have been informed by others this is not the norm. We will try again due to quality of food and recommendations, but hope for better service next time.

  • Visited September 2011
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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Ribs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

We were recommended to try Hemingway's and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and efficient and great fun. Quality of the food was excellent, particularly the ribs which were so tender and really tasty - we all agreed they were the best we had ever tasted. The atmosphere was really pleasant and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Of the three restaurants we visited this time in Pensacola (Chowders and Peg Leg Pete's being the other two - both very good), this was our favourite and we would definitely return.

  • Visited September 2011
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Centreville, Virginia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Book By Any Cover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

When you are surrounded with restaurants like "Crabs" and "Flounder" you better be able to produce some good seafood. So Hemingways provides both food and atmosphere. On the beach front you can sit outside looking at the waves or inside and be entertained by live music. We used the elevator to get to the main floor--lots of steps out front. The staff was friendly. Concentrated on appetizers while my younger nephew and his kids visited the table: Down went the chicken quesiddias with large chucks of chicken almost making it like a plater of chicken tacos. The coconut shrimp disappeared in an instant for good reason. Finally a giant serving of onion straws were presented. After all that food I choose a BBQ pork sandwich and my date choose the salmon salad. We felt bad that our focus upon the appetizers had filled us up beyond the need for the full and wonderful selection of Cuban and Seafood/Steak combinations for entrees. I also had a great lobster Bisque. I appreciated that our server was unfazed when my nephews 4 year old knocked over a glass of water on the table.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Robert F
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Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ask for Adrianna ....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

We are locals ... native locals ... and we go to Hemmingway's on a VERY regular basis for their Sunday $6.99 "bottomless" Champagne Brunch. They give you sooo much food & it's always delicious & prepared to our liking. The menu is fairly extensive so you can really please lot of pallets. Our family favorite is the prime rib, scrambled eggs, bacon, gouda grits, chocolate muffins & champagne ... all of that costs $23 per plate & they give you a nice hunk of juicy steak! You can't beat the price, the selection, the views & especially the staff ... Nick, the manager, is very personable & Adrianne ... well, we've adopted her in our family ... she's absolutely the best! This is a must do for a lazy Sun afternoon on the beach!

  • Visited August 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great food and relaxed atmosphere - full marks.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

We had the softest ribs and then most flavourful 28-day-aged ribeyes in this beautifully-positioned restaurant right on the water in Pensacola Beach. Local beer, great views, friendly service, good value for money, truly excellent.

Highly recommended.

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