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Kountry Kitchen

I “parked in rear” and enjoyed an outstanding fish & chips dinner at Kountry Kitchen recently! Three beer battered hot & crispy cod filets, served with tartar sauce, plus excellent fries and house salad for only $14.49. First time ordering the F&C here and I was impressed. Clearly NOT off the Sysco truck, that I can tell you. First time back to KK since their remodel and it was absolutely stunning inside. Highly recommend visiting if you haven’t been in a while.


Truluck’s delivered a truly phenomenal dining experience! Everything from start to finish was a complete standout; from the service, to the food and the absolutely stunning atmosphere. Dining outside did not take away from anything at all. My wife and I ordered a number of dishes, drinks, etc. Highly recommended, although be prepared to open your wallet wide.
Cup of lobster bique was very good. A nice, velvety texture and elegantly presented. No discernible chunks of lobster but there were a few bits. Crab Louie Cocktail was delicious with a generous amount of crab. The remoulade was not as bold as I was expecting. It was really quite subtle. Miso Glazed Sea Bass was excellent. I don’t think I’ve ever been served such a thick portion of sea bass. It was perfectly cooked. It was served on a bed of crab fried rice which I found to be pretty unremarkable. Portion amount wasn’t quite enough. Might have been more noteworthy if I had tried it as a standalone side.

The Par Lounge

Outstanding Calamari appetizer at The Par Lounge in Ramona! Super delicious and artfully presented, I easily ate the whole thing. It’s adorned with beautifully blistered shishito peppers, roasted peanuts, fresh lime, etc. Includes sides of a tasty sweet chili sauce and a savory peanut sauce. A very nice Asian inspired spin on calamari that is not over the top.

Junction 52 Bar & Grill

Excellent fish & chips at Junction 52 in Santee!

Bluewater Grill Avalon

Outstanding grilled swordfish at Bluewater Grill on Catalina Island!

Waterman’s Harbor

We visit Catalina Island annually and always take the boat from Dana Point. Watermans Harbor is a fantastic restaurant situated right on Dana Point Harbor with stunning views. Eating here has become a new family tradition. Food here is always top-shelf with a rotating menu of well thought out, beautifully presented seafood type dishes. Most recently I had the mussels which were outstanding. And the wedge salad is probably the best I’ve had. Definitely the most beautifully presented.

Harry’s Seafood

Outstanding Blackened Redfish at Harry’s Seafood in St. Augustine, FL! For only $3.99 more you can get it blue crab crusted. This made it “Blue Crab Crusted Blackened Redfish”. That’s three colors in one dish! Such a marvel, perfectly cooked and incredibly delicious. Also enjoyed an order of excellent Fried Green Tomatoes. Harry’s is located in a beautiful and historic 3-story building right on the Matanzas River. Established in 1987, Harry’s serves the best of southern, cajun and creole flavors in classic and modern dishes. If you ever visit Florida, I highly recommend you find the nearest one. There are five locations throughout the state.

Dixie Crossroads

Outstanding fried catfish and rock shrimp platter at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, FL! Their crab cake though was surprisingly good. Rivaling the best I’ve had in Maryland over the years. I was impressed.

Harp & Celt Irish Pub

In central Florida for a couple days! Had a very tasty order of fish & chips and Guinness draft at Harp & Celt Irish Pub in Downtown Orlando.

The Par Lounge

Excellent char-broiled salmon at The Par Lounge in Ramona!

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