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    will do it in CULINARY and in GENERAL
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    Our 1 and Dones are-Wacky Wahoo,Chalet Suisse and Buccaneer. WW was just ok for 4 of us and the atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired- we feel like we can get better catch of the day at other places with nicer atmosphere. Chalet Suisse is not for us- the decor,the stuffiness,the food was ok,nothing great for us,just seemed like an older persons place to us when we went but then again we are older now and we still have no desire to return. Buccaneer was my all time worst food I have ever had out. I ordered grouper and it was not grouper,it was very fishy tasting and after a few bites I was done-YUKKY! I know lots love these places but for us we have others we love. I also will not be back at Matthews- we had good meals and then the last 3 times we had awful experiences. The last straw was when the bartender told us they only had 1 kind of beer available. He did not want to wait on us because we were going to eat at the bar and he did not want to be bothered. Management offered me a free meal when I went to them but I had no desire because it was the 3rd bad experience in a row- 3 strikes your out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayshea View Post
    Buccaneer was my all time worst food I have ever had out. I ordered grouper and it was not grouper,it was very fishy tasting and after a few bites I was done-YUKKY!
    Our all time worst meal too! Tried once on a casino comp and it was fantastic.... went back another time, again on a comp and it was the worst..... Freshness issues made the meals very undesirable... done1
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    Wacky Wahoo
    I've shared the story before. I know many people love this place and can't say enough great things, but I am not one of them.
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    Same here - we liked the food at Wacky Wahoo, but didn't find it so exceptional that we would need to return.

    Marina Pirata, definitely. It was OK - nice view, but not something we would do again. Several mistakes getting someone else's check and just fair compared to other places that far from Eagle Beach.

    We'r Cuba, Alhambra Mall. Disappointing lunch, wouldn't go back. I really miss Hollywood Smokehouse in that space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    Same here - we liked the food at Wacky Wahoo, but didn't find it so exceptional that we would need to return.

    Marina Pirata, definitely. It was OK - nice view, but not something we would do again. Several mistakes getting someone else's check and just fair compared to other places that far from Eagle Beach.

    We'r Cuba, Alhambra Mall. Disappointing lunch, wouldn't go back. I really miss Hollywood Smokehouse in that space.

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    We R Cuba has closed. Like you, we miss Hollywood Smokehouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    Same here - we liked the food at Wacky Wahoo, but didn't find it so exceptional that we would need to return.

    Marina Pirata, definitely. It was OK - nice view, but not something we would do again. Several mistakes getting someone else's check and just fair compared to other places that far from Eagle Beach.

    We'r Cuba, Alhambra Mall. Disappointing lunch, wouldn't go back. I really miss Hollywood Smokehouse in that space.

    Rhys
    I loved Hollywood smokehouse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    We R Cuba has closed. Like you, we miss Hollywood Smokehouse.
    Interesting, but not at all surprising. Didn't want to be bashing the place too much but we had a really mediocre meal with very indifferent service. It's a nice space there but it may not get the foot traffic it needs to sustain a lease. Easy access with plentiful parking.

    We liked Hollywood Smokehouse a lot, but we were usually one of only a few tables with patrons when there. You could pretty well predict that it would not make it.

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    Zeerover. Had the experience of the over-water windy dining one afternoon. Lost a perfectly good ball cap to the wind. "Dined" on fried fish, fried plantain and fried shrimp all the while trying to keep everything on the table from blowing away. Now that I've done it once, I find no redeeming reason to return.
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