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Pigging Out in Pensacola II

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An August 2007 trip to Pensacola by Wildcat Dianne

Monterreys Mexican Grill Photo, Pensacola, Florida More Photos
Quote: More on some of Pensacola's great seafood restaurants and a great Mexican restaurant that Erika and I enjoyed during my visit to Pensacola this August.

Monterrey's Mexican Grill

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Monterrey's Mexican Grill Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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My sister Erika had gone to Mississippi to go to a party at the RV park my brother-in-law Todd was renting a space from while stationed in Gulfport, so I was given the honors to dogsit my fur nieces, Mocha and Dakota, for the night and had the house to myself. Being too hot and too lazy to cook, I had been wanting to try this Mexican restaurant Erika and Mom said was really good and inexpensive, Monterrey's Mexican Grill. Another advantage this restaurant had it was right down the road from Erika's house and since I was careless for the night, I could walk over there and get an order to go. So about 4pm, I phoned the Monterrey Grill and placed an order for a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2007

Monterrey's Mexican Grill
5190 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, Florida 32526
(850) 453-3858

Monterrey's Mexican Grill

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Restaurant | "Monterrey's Mexican Grill II"

Monterrey's Mexican Grill Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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Erika's birthday was August 23, and I had promised her that I would take her out to dinner. On the actual day, her friends took her to dinner at Outback, and I tagged along. Two days later, Erika asked if the offer for dinner was still there, and I told her yes, and we agreed to go to the Monterrey Grill. Leaving her grumpy husband Todd at home with the promise of a take out meal for him, Erika and I went down the road to Monterrey's Mexican Grill. Upon entering Monterrey's, Erika and I were greeted by the host and seated near this family with a bratty kid. Visions of a 2x4 against the brat's head ran through our heads as we looked at our menus, but by the time Erika and I got o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 26, 2007

Monterrey's Mexican Grill
5190 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, Florida 32526
(850) 453-3858

Flounder's Chowder House

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Restaurant | "Flounder's Chowder and Ale House"

Flounder's Chowder House Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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My last trip to Pensacola Beach, Florida ended with a trip to Flounder's Chowder and Ale House, a local institution since 1979. With its sign saying chowder and its old fish shack architecture and boat to match, it looked like a good place to have lunch. 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, Flo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2007

Flounder's Chowder House
800 Quietwater Beach Road
Pensacola, Florida 32561
(850) 932-2003

Brian's Po' Boys

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Brian's Po' Boys Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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Erika and I spent my last day in Pensacola visiting our third cousin, Ed, and his wife Ceil for the day. We let them plan the day, and they suggested a trip to one of their favorite beaches in on the Florida/Alabama border, Perdido Key Beach. But first, they suggested lunch at one of their favorite places, Brian's Po' Boys, which specializes in, you guessed it, po' boys, those deep-fried seafood sandwiches loaded with tartar sauce.After meeting Ed and Ceil at their home in nearby Lillian, Alabama, were were off to our picnic on the beach. We crossed over into Florida from Alabama, and Ed and Ceil were showing us the sights and sounds of their favorite places along the way. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 29, 2007

Picnicking on Perdido Key

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Lunch with a view! Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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When I called Cousin Ed the day before meeting him and his lovely wife Ceil while I was visiting Florida, Ceil suggested that we go to their favorite beach on the Florida/Alabama border, or Florabama as it's called by locals. I asked Erika what she thought of the idea, and she was game for it even though she can't stand being in the sun for long periods of time with Lupus and even fairer skin than I have. So after getting our picnic lunch at Brian's Po' Boys, a little dive of a fish shack a short distance from the beach, we were on the way to Perdido Key Beach, which is part of the Gulf Shores National Park of Florida and Alabama and the National Park Service. In o...Read More