First of all I have been a beach goer for over two decades and I am well aware that most beach diners can "fail upwards" as the bar isso low in beach towns. Usually the locals know a few gems. Secondly I have zero issue with waiting. I am very familiar with "beach time" and after all that is why I am here. Last night i waited for nearly two hours for a bread appetizer which was fantastic. When the entrees did arrive they did not disapoint.
Unfortunately that can not be said for Moby Dick's aka the "barnacle".
We decided to stop in for lunch today and let me again clarify that my expectations are slow service, reasonable food, etc.
So this is supposed to be a seafood place a near as i can tell. In the "fish entree" section of the menu the have mahi listed three times. As near as I can tell they have two types of fish on the menu... Mahi and frozen pollock. But to my surprice the menu does claim that all of the shrimp on the menu are "fresh caught wild shrimp from the gulf". I decide that i am all about some fresh coconut shrimp. And ask the server if she could verify they were not frozen. She was not sure so I placed a backup order of the club sandwich without mayo. A little over an hour later the rest of the party indeed recieves "scully's fresh catch of the day" (just another movie reference for those of you keeping score at home. At this point the waitress does let me know that indeed the shrimp are frozen and that she has brought me my alternative order of the catch of the day sandwich... For those of you paying attention at home it does turn out that this was my mother-in-laws order. Still feeling more than forgiving I remind them that I had indeed ordered the club sandwich without mayo. She returns to tell me the kitchen is slammed but that they will get it out shortly.
Sure enough 15 minutes pass and my sandwich arrives as the rest of the table is finishing up. Now of course the sandwich is loaded with mayo. At this point i decide that fasting is best option and send everything back we pay and make a hasty retreat.
Generally i believe people can be too hard on venues. If you are looking to take the kids to a place to see pirate themes take them to this place, peruse the giftshop and then go find a decent meal. This is anything but.
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