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The Grill House. 1071 32nd St, Allegan, Michigan
(269) 686-9192

If you love Steak, this is your place.

I love this place. You pick out your cut of meat from their vast showcase, THEN. You walk over the their red hot grills and enjoy being the chef. There is thick Texas toast bread to lather with butter, sprinkle on garlic powder and throw on the grill while you’re steak is cooking. Included sides are baked potato with butter, sour cream, grated cheese, freshly diced green onion, baked beans, grilled onions, and spices. The meal comes with a garden salad. .
There are additional sides such as portobello mushrooms and mixed vegetables .
If you don’t want to cook your meal, the restaurant will have one of their chefs cook for you.
The restaurant has a separate menu if you want sandwiches, salads, or entree.
There is a full bar available.
We always cook our own dinner, as its so much fun to cook your steak, toast the bread and talk and have fun doing it.
During the summer months the outside seating in their swinging picnic tables is a blast. Yes I said swinging tables. The whole table with seats and awning swing back n forth… You gotta try it.

5 stars. Enjoy…..

The Butler Restaurant. Home of the Butler Burger.
40 Butler Street Saugatuck, Michigan 49453
269-857-3501
Www.butlerrestaurant.com

We drove over to show a good friend from California the town of Saugatuck. It was 2:45pm in the afternoon so we stopped in at The Butler for a late lunch.
Our waitress was Nikki. We started with some water with EXTRA lemon, and an iced tea.
For appetizers We tried a small basket of their beer battered onion rings, beer battered french fries, the bacon wrapped Scallops and the crab stuffed mushroom caps.
The onion rings were crisp on the outside and the large slices of onion were tasty. The fries, looked more like a frozen fries we get at a Jack in the Box… Did not look freshly made at all, but were crisp and tasted good.

The bacon wrapped scallops were kinda chewy, the bacon was crisp, but did look a little over cooked.
The crab stuffed mushrooms, were drenched in melted cheese, and frankly, none of us ever tasted any crab.

We ordered a cup of Butler New England Clam Chowder, the Perch sandwich and a Cherry Chicken and Walnut salad.

The soup and salad were both good, the Perch was a little over fried/cooked, dry and mostly tasted like corn meal with not much fish flavor.

Some of our party had been to The Butler numerous times before and said that this was not one of the finer days they had dined there.

Nikki took good care for us. Thanks

3 stars…

Atomica Pizza & Wine.
Kingston, Ontario Canada

Located in the middle of Brock street, the store front restaurant was small but quaint. Approx 1000sq ft with outside seating. we arrived at 6:10pm for our 6:30pm reservation. The table was set up in back by pizza oven. It was fun to watch the pizza’s be made and put in the oven.
We ordered the diavolo Hawalano, fruitti Di mare for appetizers. The Diavolo Hawalano had a spicy red sauce, that kinda over powered the sweetness of the pineapple, next we ordered calamari and the caprese with pesto. The crispy Calamari came in a small bowl with tomato sauce , olives and was “different” and not to my liking. It was good.

For dinner we had a variety of pasta’s. fettucine, house special pasta with shrimp, Bucatini All, Amatriciani. All was delicious.

For dessert we tried the Carmelita, frozen canoli, Chocolate Tiramisu.

Service was attentive.

4 stars

Located on Highway 9 in Felton, Ca. The Cowboy Bar & Grill has been a local staple for years. Food is awesome. Stop in and enjoy. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff.

The Kitchen. 1530 16th. Street downtown Denver, Co. 80202. 303-623-3127

Ten of us embarked down 16th Street mall to our dinner reservation at “The Kitchen” restaurant. We were in town for a convention site survey and Trystin, our server, did an outstanding job. We ordered a variety of white & red wines, tried the smokey parsley margarita…(very good, but different) and of course mixed drinks. We ordered the Collio Pinot Gregio, red was Italian 2009 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo . Our appetizer was the Grand Seafood Platter with lobster, oysters, chilled smoked mussels, littleneck clams & king crab legs. For salads we tried the Escarole salad, roasted organic beet salad, crispy pig ears, marinated white runner beans and peppers, The Kitchen Tomato soup, sourdough French bread with butter and coarse salt……… NO COMPLAINTS SO FAR. !!!!!!!!!

For dinner we had a variety of their menu, trying and sampling all the fare and passing plates so everyone could enjoy. Everything was Delicious….

For Dessert, we had the Sticky Toffee pudding with vanilla bean gelato , potde chocolate, lemon tart….yummmm very very very. Good.

Our only ,,,,, complaint,,,,,,, if we wished to call it that,,, was that the meal took almost 3 hours on a Thursday night in a half empty restaurant. We weren’t rushed for time and the restaurant didn’t need our table so they didn’t rush us out of the place. The service, wait staff, chefs & management were extremely attentive to group, keeping our water always filled, wine and drinks being served, and the food coming out of “THE KITCHEN”

And YES, We will be going back…..
4.75 Stars

Fogo De Chao     wwww.fogodechao.com

360 E. Flamingo Road  Las Vegas, Nv 89169

One Word…………….. W O W !  ! !!

Two Words…………….. FOOD COMA…….  ! !   !! ! ! ! ! ! !

If you have never been to a Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, starve yourself all day for the feast of your Life. Their salad bar is a meal in itself and delightful with over 30 different items.  When you turn over the “buttons” to GREEN….watch out for the Gaucho’s racing to your table. The tasty brasserie of roasted meats, sausage and poultry on a spit just keep coming non-stop till you tell them to halt.  All the sides and all the service are top notch. The bacon wrapped filet mignon is our favorite. This meat just melts in your mouth.

FIVE STARS     ******       ok, maybe even 6

Miramar Beach Restaurant Half Moon Bay, Ca.

You have to be looking for the turn off to get there or you’ll miss it down a little side street. The location is great looking out on the ocean, so we went in for a drink and see this historic place. Built in the early 1900′s this restaurant has quite the history, surviving through prohibition, numerous owners and remodels. We just stopped in for drinks and a look around, but the menu looked good for appetizers and dinner. If for nothing else stop in for the ocean view and enjoy a drink or some dinner.

Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Bar Www.ketchjoanne.com
17 Johnson Pier Pillar Point Harbor Half Moon Bar, Ca. 94019
650-728-3747

It was a lazy afternoon and wanted to just find a nice burger… I ask around and was told go to Ketch Joanne. 2 of us arrived about 2:30pm The place was half empty due to the lull between lunch and dinner, but was still busy. We ordered 2 bloody mary’s, an Ortega chili and cheese burger, a ruben on rye, garlic fries and onion rings.
All was nicely prepared, burger was very very tasty, fries were crisp on outside and soft inside. Just the right amount of garlic….yum
The Ruben was toasted and delicious. The onion rings were REAL onion rings and crisp…perfect.
Also, my water glass NEVER got empty. The staff took great care of us. !!!!!!
This place on the wharf has lots of character and a good find. Next time you’re in Half Moon Bay………. Enjoy it…..

4.5 stars

Sam’s Chowder House. Www.samschowderhouse.com
4210 North Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, Ca. 94019 650-712-0245

Sam’s Chowder House has been on the beach for about 5 years. They serve new England style cuisine. We wandered in for dinner and drinks. Started with an order of calamari, a bowl of chowder and fresh sourdough bread. It was all delicious, as well was served quite quickly. For dinner we ordered large prawns stuffed with dungeness crab and bacon wrapped. It came with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Our other entree was a whole lobster, halved and grilled with asparagus and steamed broccoli. Again, dinner was served promptly. Service all around was nice. Between all the apps and dinner, we needed “to go” boxes !!!!!!! Over all atmosphere was great, looking out on the ocean and sun down. It was foggy so we didn’t get to see a sunset, but it was pleasant. The place is quite popular so reservations are recommended. 4 Stars

Overlooking the beautiful 9 hole golf course and RV Parking (wih septic dump included) we sat and ate at the outdoor patio. With a waft of livestock and smokey campfire we enjoyed pre dinner bevies and apps of guac, chips and salsa, and joyful banter. Fine dining included brocolli, peas, asparagus and rice, pork filet sauted in a secret pork spices and broiled to tender perfection, Mario Bartoli spinach and sausage ravioli with his Cherry tomato marinara sauce all over it and romaine salad with lemon juice and 2 year aged parmesan grated cheese. The after dinner festivus consisted of bb gun target practice and a quick round of chip qnd putt wih the Top Cat (and heard it said that we don’t do birdies here- much to the cat’s dismay). As the twilight last gleemed, the chefs (yes there are two of them in the kitchen) made a gooey, but precisely layered combination of Nilla waffers, vanilla pudding, bananas –Cupcake wars eat your heart out!!

7 stars