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“2012 Thanksgiving meal a real turkey!”
Review of MIST at Surftides

MIST at Surftides
Ranked #19 of 108 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We spent four days over the Thanksgiving holiday at the Surftides. Last year, 2011, we enjoyed a very delicious Thanksgiving meal. Predicated on this good experience and meal, we invited our family to enjoy a few days at the beach with the expectation that the Thanksgiving dinner would be enjoyed by all. Unfortunately, we were very mistaken. We could have gone to any of the many grocery outlets selling prepared Thanksgiving meals and enjoyed it more and probably for a lot less expense. The pies were served in tins as if they had just been purchased at a grocery store and put in the oven. The turkey was very dry with a thin gravy that was tasteless. The salad bowls were mostly empty and we had to ask for them to be refilled. The pan for the smoked oyster cornbread stuffing was empty and never refilled. The Waldorf Salad was a bagged grocery store salad mix with a few grapes. The sliced bread was very dry and not worthy of a special Thanksgiving dinner. Nothing in this year's Thanksgiving buffet special was special except the $100+ bill. The front desk hostess was mostly in the bar area watching the football game and cheerleading her team on instead of catering to the needs of the arriving customers. While waiting to be seated, we read an article on their bulletin board about how the new chef had just placed first in the Oyster Cloyster Festival. We left in wonderment as to his involvement allowing this subpar Thanksgiving dinner to be served to his customers.
To the restaurant's credit, our server was very attentive although no manager was observed overseeing the dinner or interacting with the guests.
Upon checkout at the hotel desk we were asked how we enjoyed our stay. I mentioned our room had a distinct odor to it (as well as did the rest of our family's rooms - since they allow pets perhaps this was the cause?). I stated how we had been very disappointed in the Thanksgiving dinner, which had been the primary reason why we return from the previous year. We expected some kind of follow up but to date haven't had any.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We loved breakfasts (German pancakes, eggs with potatoes, etc) and the dinners (several kinds of seafood, and the best salmon we have ever had!)

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

The prawn and rice pilaf dish was very good but the pan fried oysters (breaded with corn meal) were terrible. The nice thing is we were not forced to pay for them and they even offered us dessert on the house, which was very nice of them.

Thank Julie I
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We loved the seafood and the weekend brunch. The service was fantastic and the view amazing. Try the scallops and razor clams if you stay here.

Thank Clyde H
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

My wife and I were unsure about a $4.99 steak deal - but we were pleasantly surprised. The steak was excellent and I had the salmon which was perfect. We will be back. Note: The background music was perfect.

Thank RL4P
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