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“Watch Out for 10 for $10”

Hemingway's Island Grill
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Pensacola, FL
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Watch Out for 10 for $10”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I really like Hemmingway's - usually. Unfortunately, my last visit there was a great disappointment. First, before being seated, I stopped by the ladies' restroom. It was totally trashed-two toilets stopped up, paper towels everywhere. It looked as if no one had been to clean or service the restroom in days. Totally disgusting. Then we were seated. In Pensacola, there are billboards advertising 10 for $10 everyday, open to close. At the front of the restaurant there is a sign that states, 10 meals for $10. The sign was there that evening. I prefer smaller portions, so a smaller portion meal would be perfect for our dinner and all 4 of our dining party were planning on ordering from that menu. So, when we got our menus and there was not a mention of the mysterious 10 for $10 meals, I asked the waiter if we could see that menu. He said he would be right back with the 10 for $10 menu. He returned stating that the manager is not offering the 10 for $10 menu that evening. I questioned him re:the billboards as well as the sign out front but he said the manager would not honor that pricing tonight (Saturday night). We should have left then. After the disgusting state of the restrooms as well as the inflexible management that basically baited and switched us into eating there, I was furious. Due to their lack of customer service and unscrupulous business practices, Hemmingways is no longer an option for our family when dining in Pensacola Beach. Give me customer service any day over a pleasant view.

  • Visited March 2013
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E'prise
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6 restaurant reviews
“Run!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This was the worst dining experience of my life! Nothing was correct, Dear mr, H, must have been able to see the future, saw this miserable excuse of a restaurant In his name and immediately offed himself. Horrible,

  • Visited March 2013
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Kingston, Illinois
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“Dinner and dessert were fantabulous”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

My group of friends went to Hemingway's upon getting a recommendation from a local. The waitstaff was very attentive making sure we were taken care of while we spent about 20 minutes waiting for a table to open up. The place was busy for a Thursday evening and there was a line to get in. We all ordered the fresh fish special of the night including the dessert. The meal was very good and not over priced.

  • Visited March 2013
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Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Food not fit for a dog.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I don't know who's writing these great reviews about the food at Hemmingway's at Pensacola Beach, but the food there is awful and the place if filthy. Last night we were sitting at the bar and a huge cockroach fell from the shelf above and landed just inches away from my plate. The food at Hemmingway's is disgusting. The burger buns are soaked in grease. The veggies are overcooked and have no seasoning at all. The best thing about Hemmingway's is the bartender. He's always nice and friendly and helpful. Go there for the drinks, but eat before you go.

  • Visited April 2013
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
“Great.”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great for couples. Great water service. Beautiful scenery. It even included a dancing waiter. Food was excellent. Service wasn't very great.

  • Visited March 2013
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