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Dining near Pier Park

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by STL Don, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. STL Don

    STL Don Beach Fanatic

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    Plan to catch the Bourne Ultimatum and would like to eat dinner somewhere near the Pier Park cinemas. Any recommendations?
     
  2. goofer

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    yeah.....don't see the film. it's like watching a comic book. see Hairspray or No Reservations. But if you are going with kids, they'll like Bourne.
    BOARS HEAD is really good for dinner. 5 minutes from Pier Park on Front Rd.
     
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    Calypso is on front beach in front of pier park. We have never had a bad meal there. Boars head is great, great, great.
    There is also a Panera and Longhorn? by Target.
     
  4. BeachSiO2

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    Keep in mind that Pier Park doesn't have digital projection so it's not as crisp, and the digital sound is questionable too. Sorry I am a movie theatre snob :D

    As for food, there are some chains nearby and I like Carrabas ok.
     
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  5. Smiling JOe

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    Dusty's is a couple hundred yards to the west, on Front Beach, but judging by the sandwich I ate there earlier this week, I think the Grouper Sandwich still isn't Grouper. The raw oysters are very good, service mediocre, and they charge $ .50 for tap water.
     
  6. John R

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    seemed fine to me the other night.
     
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    Is the movie theater in the same complex area as Target? I didn't realize they were open already. What else is open at Pier Park?
     
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    Longhorn Steak House is also at Pier Park. Excellent steaks and great services. They also have a full service bar. Tell Joe, the manager, hutch sent you!
     
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    I like Longhorn's.

    If you have time to spare for going a bit out of the way, there is a restaurant called "Sweet Basil's" at the Shoppes at Edgewater, which is at the corner of Beckrich Road and Front Beach Road. I have only been there once, several years ago, and it was fan-tas-tic. Might want to make sure it's still there.

    Or, if you have time to run up to West Bay, possibly encounter a short wait for a table, and run back down to PCB, there is Boondocks...:wub: :drool:
     
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    Seemed fine to me as well. The seats are comfortable, the floors aren't sticky and there is a self-serve butter station for your popcorn.

    There is a Panara's Bread in Pier park as well. Carrabas and Longhorn are great choices.
     
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    We had dinner last night at The Pasta Grill on Front Beach - wonderful Italian - very reasonable prices - extensive menu - real Italian spoken!!!
     
  12. Smiling JOe

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    My last trip to Boondocks was below average. Two hour wait for a table (no exeragertion), mediocre service and food that was just so-so. :cry: No way in heck would I go there if I wanted to make it to the movie on time.
     
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    I am glad it seemed good to you two as I went very early on and it may be different now. I will say it was very clean and the people were nice. The point I was making was in regards to projection mainly. I enjoy digital projection theatres with DLP technology if I am going to the movies and when I was there the Grand didn't have it. Like I said, I am a self-proclaimed movie theatre snob :D . Sorry for the pseudo-tangent :leaving:
     
  14. Smiling JOe

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    I saw a movie there recently and enjoyed it. Good sound and picture, but I also grew up watching a black and white 5" TV with a rotary dial and on/off knob.
     

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