I booked this reservation for our first night at the Beach Club. Upon entering within the place, I was immediately struck with the lack of space. Within this tiny eatery, there are about 10 tables and 11 chairs at the counter for patrons to sit and enjoy their meals. When I say tiny space, I mean that you better enjoy sitting very close to those at other tables and being able to hear every single word of their conversations. We were seated at a table that reminded me of the small patio tables one typically finds out on someone’s deck.
Our dining time was around 5:45pm, which is a popular dinner time. Every table was full. After adjusting as well as we could to our seating, I then began to notice that the place does possess some charm. The décor, castmembers’ clothing, and the jukebox playing oldies reminded me of George Lucas’s movie American Graffiti. This was the place you wanted to go to after dancing at the hop and were in desperate need of a chocolate malt.
The boys and I ordered the Angus Beef Burgers ($15.99). I exchanged my fries for onion rings. The burgers were well cooked and the onion rings were nice and crispy. Chuck ordered the Beaches Seafood Salad Sandwich ($14.99). It consisted of shrimp and crab salad tossed in an avocado vinaigrette with pickled cucumber and onions. The type of roll that the seafood salad was on took away from the ease of eating. Chuck ended up just using a fork to eat the in inside. He said it was okay, yet it would not be something that he would order again. Now, I know I keep bringing up the space, but our table was squeezed between two other tables. Each time we moved our arms, we bumped into our neighbors chairs. This did not make for a pleasant dining experience. Due to the confinement, we ordered our desserts to go.
Chuck and Sam each ordered ice cream on a cone ($4.19). They were very satisfied with this, especially being able to eat it outside. Luke ordered a chocolate milk shake ($5.29) and declared it tasty. Since none of them would work with me and actually order some of the more creative ice cream temptations, I had to try something new and ordered the No Way Jose ($8.49). No one warned me that this would be large enough to feed myself and the rest of my family. The No Way Jose is a peanut butter and hot fudge delight featuring chocolate and vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and chocolate morsels, whipped cream, and a cherry. As soon as I took a bite of this gooey perfection I wished I had not eaten so much at dinner. It is heavenly. This was the wow factor I was looking for.
Due to the close quarters, I will not be returning here for a sit down meal. The food we had was fine, but not enough to tempt me to make another reservation. Now if we have a craving for the ice cream, I will most likely go to their “to go” counter. The counter is at the front with a separate door. One can stand in line and order from a limited menu. This will be what I do next time we visit the Beach Club Resort. With its close proximity to Stormalong Bay, one can sit outside, enjoy their favorite ice cream treat, and watch people splash down from the water slide.
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