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February 21, 2008
by Wildcat Dianne
August 26, 2007
Upon arriving at Flounder's you have to be either seated by the hostess at a table, or you can sit at the bar. Being by myself, I chose the bar and was able to seat myself. Flounder's has outdoor seating on the white beach sands with a view of the Gulf of Mexico, or you can sit in shaded seating at the bar or in many of the booths. The bar was very busy, but I managed to get a seat in the corner.
Every weekend, Flounders has a huge Champagne Breakfast complete with bubbly or bubbly with orange juice, your choice of eggs, and other New Orleans goodies. I passed on this since having breakfast at home and wanting a light lunch before walking the pier one last time. The menu is small and a lot of the food is pricey, but if you get chowder and a salad, you can have an inexpensive meal.
I settled for the Caesar's Salad and a bowl of Escambia White Flounder Chowder and a glass of water. Many people were drinking champagne, but bubbly isn't my style. I checked out the surroundings, and it is something out of Jaws or some other ocean themed movie. The restaurant is right on the beach, and almost everyone was in bathing suits or beach gear. The servers were clad in very nice brightly colored Hawaiian shirts that I would have worn, and my server Andrea introduced herself and called me by name when taking my order.
One of my peeves about Flounder's is that smoking is allowed in the outdoor eating area, and once in a while, I got smoke wafting at me which annoyed me a little bit.
My lunch arrived a few minutes later, and as I was about to dig in, the lady next to me struck up a conversation with me. Her name was Sue, and she was beginning a three-week vacation with her daughter in Pensacola. She asked me if I was staying in one of the hotels on the beach, and I told her I was staying with my sister and brother-in-law. While I was eating, we talked about Rhode Island, my home state and somewhere Sue visited every year.
The chowder was creamy with bits of flounder floating in it, but the salad was even better. A big plate of green lettuce, croutons, and Parmesan cheese, in a tasty Caesar dressing. Both soup and salad was a satisfying meal, and at $10 + tip, it didn't run through my budget like Tim Wakefield through the Tampa Bay Devil Ray's lineup.
Flounder's opens at 4pm Monday-Friday, and at 11am on the weekends. The people are friendly, and the food is good!
From journal Pigging Out in Pensacola II
San Diego, California
September 13, 2004
From journal Across I-10
Warner Robins, Georgia
May 11, 2004
The prices were too high, though, and I had a hard time ordering. They had NO grilled shrimp. The service was excellent though. There was a nice gift shop next door and it was a fun atmosphere. My meal was $20, and for me and my two-year-old, the bill came to $30. It’s not a place to watch the budget.
At night, they have more of a bar atmosphere. On Friday, they had a bikini contest and other activities, but those started around 11pm, so it was late enough for the kids to be out of there and in bed.
From journal Week in Navarre Beach
January 22, 2002
From journal Pensacola: Picturesque Paradise for Pennies