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We went over to Thirsty Marlin for dinner tonight.  Loren was craving grouper and this plate of fried grouper cheeks hit the spot.

The fish had a good crunchy batter and came with two sides.  He enjoyed the grouper dipped in the spicy Bahamian sauce.  I decided to try some sushi.  I ordered a Mexican roll, lobster roll and some salmon.

I wasn’t terribly impressed with the sushi.  The batter on the shrimp & lobster was so thick & crunchy that you couldn’t distinguish the two from each other.  There was also way too much rice on the sushi rolls.  They were just too thick.  The lobster roll had fried onions on top which was an odd choice.  They really didn’t add anything worthwhile to the dish.  I don’t think I’d order either of these rolls again.  The salmon was good though.  Total bill with a drink was $52.

Thirsty Marlin
1023 Florida Ave
Palm Harbor, FL
727-784-3469

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Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.0/5

It seems most of the Thai restaurants around town have started serving sushi.  We hadn’t been to Amarit Thai in a while and decided to check out what they had to offer tonight.  We started off with some wonton soup, salad, and some crispy spring rolls.

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The soup and salad were good.  I like their ginger dressing.  The spring rolls were a bit too crispy in places, but otherwise, they were tasty.  We ordered the tuna tornado, Mexican roll, spicy tuna crunch, some salmon, and a lobster roll.

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The sushi was good, but the rice was a bit on the cold side for my taste.  I just don’t think there should be a noticeable difference in temperature.  The rolls were all a good size and we ended up taking some home.  It was a bit on the expensive side though, $78 with a drink.

Amarit Thai
328 East Lake Road
Palm Harbor, FL
(727) 789-9186

Amarit Thai Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value2/5
2.9/5
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  • Filed under: Palm Harbor, Sushi
  • 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 visited Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Gardens this morning and then stopped at the Asticou Restaurant for lunch.  This was the best meal we had on our entire vacation.  We started off with a cup of the lobster stew which came with two popovers.

    Lobster Stew

    Popover

     

    The popover recipe is the same one they use at the Jordan Pond Inn.  It was so light and fluffy and delicious.  They were piping hot when served with strawberry preserves and the steam just billows out when you cut into it.  The lobster stew was phenomenal.  I should have ordered a bowl of it instead of a cup.  Big chunks of lobster in a rich, creamy, buttery broth.  It was amazing.  Loren got a roast beef and boursin sandwich and a side salad and I went for the lobster roll.

    Roast Beef

    Side Salad

    Lobster Roll

     

    He said his sandwich was fresh and tasty.  The boursin cheese added a nice creaminess to the sandwich.  My lobster roll was perfect.  Big chunks of perfectly cooked and picked lobster meat and the roll were fresh and toasted.  It was so good.  There was no way I was passing up dessert here, so we got the blueberry pie.

    Blueberry Pie

    It had a nice crust with a tasty blueberry filling.  The ice cream was also rich and creamy.  Service was great, we sat out on the patio and had a beautiful view and the food was amazing.  Total bill was $61.

    Asticou Restaurant
    15 Peabody Drive
    Northeast Harbor, ME
    207-276-3344

    Peabody's at the Asticou Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food5/5
    Service5/5
    Atmosphere5/5
    Value5/5
    5.0/5
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  • For dinner tonight, we sat out on the patio at Stewman’s on the Wharf in downtown Bar Harbor.  We started off with a bowl of lobster bisque and a salad.

    Lobster Bisque

    The bisque had a nice flavor to it.  It was thick and rich and creamy, just the way I like it.  Loren’s $8 side salad had a mound of carrots on top of it.   We both decided to try the lobster roll.

    Lobster Roll 1

    Lobster Roll 2

    The lobster itself was ok, but the rolls were stale.  I expected more flavor from the lobster roll.  It just didn’t taste as fresh as I expected it to be.  The sweet potato fries were inedible.  They were overcooked and tough.  Figured we’d try some blueberry pie and ice cream.

    Blueberry Pie

    It was ok, but ridiculously overpriced.  Everything in downtown Bar Harbor is just priced for the cruise ship tourists.  The service here was awful.  Our waiter continued to disappear for long periods of time.  Total bill after a 10% discount was $68.

    Stewman’s on the Wharf
    55 West Street
    Bar Harbor, ME
    207-288-9723

    Stewmans Downtown Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food2/5
    Service1/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value2/5
    1.9/5
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  • Filed under: Cuisine, Maine, Seafood