We were looking for a quick late lunch after going to the movies this morning and ended up at Winghouse. There must not have been any sporting events going on today because the restaurant was pretty empty. We both went for some boneless wings and a basket of onion rings.
The wings were tender and the onion rings were crispy. What more could you ask for. There were actually more wings in there than I could eat at one sitting. Total bill with a drink was $25.
34900 US Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
We normally don’t even attempt to go to Bonefish on the weekend because it’s so crowded, but we decided to try early tonight & didn’t have to wait for a table. They had some lobster specials going on tonight, so after devouring the bread, we started off with some lobster rangoons.
We both enjoyed these. Nice and crispy with a lobster cream cheese filling. I always have to get the corn chowder when we go to Bonefish. It’s one of my favorite things on the menu.
It’s very thick and creamy, but just have a wonderful overall flavor. I’m glad I got both the appetizer and the chowder since my lobster roll was somewhat disappointing.
I get that lobster rolls shouldn’t have a lot of mayo on them, but they do need some. This was just very dry and I didn’t like the raw onions in it either. The lobster pieces were really small and felt like the leftovers from other lobster dishes versus having lobster chunks being pulled specifically for this dish. Loren got the 10oz sirloin with the scalloped potatoes.
He said it was pretty good. The steak was cooked medium and was fairly tender. Total bill with a drink was $50.
2519 McMullen Booth Rd
I was bummed when the Boston Cooker closed their location in Oldsmar, but today we decided to drive up to their remaining location in Spring Hill. Unfortunately, the experience wasn’t worth the drive. The restaurant in Spring Hill looks identical to the interior of Daddy’s Grill. The best part of the meal was the rolls fresh from the oven. We started off with some lobster bisque and Loren got a salad.
The bisque was really thick and in need of salt. There weren’t any actual pieces of lobster in there either. Loren got the seafood platter.
It had shrimp, scallops, fish, and oysters in it. He said it was ok with the fish being the best thing on the plate. The only reason I wanted to go here was for the whole belly clams.
What a total disappointment. I had to send the first plate back because the clams were watery and mushy. It was terrible. By the time, the new batch came out, Loren was just about finished with his meal. The second batch wasn’t as watery, but they weren’t great either. Nothing like I remembered having them before. We won’t be heading back up there again. Total bill with a drink was $37.
5375 Springhill Drive
Spring Hill, FL
We had a coupon for Smokey Bones so headed over there for lunch today. I was craving some baby back ribs and ordered the house rack.
I was disappointed in them. They were charred a bit too much for me and the other set of ribs under the one in the photo were from the end of the rack, so very small and rather tough. There just wasn’t enough juicy meat on these bones. The baked beans weren’t cooked long enough either. They had a bit too much texture to them. Loren ordered the pulled pork sammy & a side salad.
He said it was pretty good, especially after adding some bbq sauce to it. Total bill with a drink after the coupon was $21.
2693 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Every so often we go back to one of the chain restaurants in town just to remind ourselves why we don’t eat there regularly. For whatever reason, the Chili’s in Oldsmar is one of the slowest restaurants we’ve been to. We started off with some queso and chips.
It was ok. We ran out of chips before we ran out of queso. We decided to split the chicken fajitas.
Nothing special here. They were just ok, but took forever to come out of the kitchen. The restaurant wasn’t very busy either which made the wait that much more confusing. Total bill with a drink was $23.
3701 Tampa Road