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Our favorite Thai restaurant, Pacific Thai in Oldsmar, is now serving sushi so we had to check it out.  They have a bunch of rolls to choose from and we settled on some of our favorites.

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I have to get a Mexican roll wherever we go and this one had a nice crispy shrimp tucked inside a tight roll.  We also had a rainbow roll, a spicy kamakazee roll for Loren and some salmon.  All of it was fresh and tasty.  I really enjoyed the salmon.

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The lobster roll was a little difficult to photograph.  The glass made for an unusual presentation, but difficult to get at the pieces of lobster inside. The lobster was cooked well and the roll was yummy.  Loren also ordered a Nam Sod.

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Overall, we enjoyed their sushi options.  Total bill with a drink was $65 which is right in the price range of all of the other sushi places we visit.  They also expanded the restaurant to the space next door, so it’s not quite so crowded in there.

Pacific Thai Cuisine 
4058 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
813-855-6633

Pacific Thai Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.0/5
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  • Filed under: Oldsmar, Thai
  • We had our last meal in Maine at the Portland airport at the Shipyard.  Bacon cheeseburger & lobster roll were on the menu.

    Bacon Cheeseburger

    Lobster Roll

    The lobster roll was a little small, but very good otherwise.  It had nice chunks of lobster.  The homemade chips were a little too crispy for my taste.  Loren liked his burger well enough.  Total bill was $37.

    Shipyard Brewpub
    Portland Jetport

    Shipyard Brewery CO. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service2/5
    Atmosphere2/5
    Value2/5
    2.4/5
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  • Filed under: American, Maine, Seafood
  • We made the mistake of stopping at the first place we saw open for dinner, the Lighthouse Restaurant in Seal Harbor.  We should have known when the waiter didn’t even acknowledge us when we walked in that this was not the place for dinner.  The restaurant only had two other tables of customers and it took over 30 minutes for our appetizers to come out.  Our dinner came with salads and instead of bringing them and the bread out first, we just sat there & waited.

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    Lobster Stew

    The stuffed mushrooms were ok, but their version of lobster stew just didn’t compare at all to the others we’d eaten during our trip.  I don’t know what was missing, but it just wasn’t up to expectations. The bread was very herbaceous which overwhelmed the honey butter served with it.

    Bread

    Salad

    Loren ordered the peppercorn steak.  It was not quite the medium he ordered and not a very tender piece of meat.  I ordered the seafood alfredo.

    Peppercorn Steak

    Seafood Pasta

    This was awful.  The pasta was overcooked and the alfredo sauce was thin and watery.  The seafood all tasted like it had been boiled. We just couldn’t wait to get out of there.  Worst meal of the trip and $74 to boot.

    Lighthouse Restaurant
    12 Main St
    Seal Harbor, ME
    207-276-3958

    Lighthouse Inn & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food1/5
    Service1/5
    Atmosphere1/5
    Value1/5
    1.0/5
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  • Filed under: American, Maine, Seafood
  • We needed to get out of the cold and grab some dessert so we stopped in Cafe Drydock & Inn for some hot chocolate, brownie & Tollhouse pie.

    Brownie

    Tollhouse Pie

    Very rich and chewy chocolate brownie and the Tollhouse pie was basically a chocolate chip cookie in a pie crust.  Of the two, the brownie was better.  Total bill was $18 with some hot chocolate.

    Cafe Drydock & Inn
    357 Main St
    Southwest Harbor, ME
    207-244-5842

    Cafe Dry Dock & Inn Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value2/5
    2.9/5
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  • Filed under: American, Dessert, Maine
  • Mainely Meat


    We stopped at Mainely Meat for some BBQ.  We ordered a sampler and a pulled pork sandwich.

    BBQ Sampler

    Pulled Pork Sandwich

    The ribs were very tender with a spicy rub on top.  The chicken and pulled pork were both cooked well and the sausage was a bit on the spicy side.  The sides, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and cornbread, were all tasty as well. Total bill with a drink was $25.

    Mainely Meat
    15 Knox Rd
    Bar Harbor, ME
    (207) 288-9200

    Mainely Meat Barbeque Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: BBQ, Maine