The adept chefs at Blue Dolphin Restaurant craft tantalizing entrees from fresh seafood, organic steaks, and savory pastas in their maritime-themed restaurant. Blue Dolphin's extensive menu boasts seafood fillet that diners can savor broiled, fried, digitized, or Cajun blackened ($13+). Silence belligerent bellies with specialties such as coconut shrimp ($15) and seafood Fra Diavolo, a cluster of clams, mussels, and scallops mingling in a spicy labyrinth of marinara and linguine ($17). Sup on dulcet steak maui ($14), a juicy sirloin free of steroids or locker-room gossip, or munch a brandied chicken cutlet smothered in mozzarella ($14). Life preservers, wooden ship's wheels, and cerulean accents evoke a nautical theme in Blue Dolphin's dining room, which entertains guests with a large-screen television and cancan-dancing anchors.
Pint glasses of Guinness clink as patrons watch touchdowns, goals, and nail-biting shuffleboard tournaments on 18 televisions and dig into shepherd's pie, fish 'n' chips, and half-pound Angus burgers. Wood-paneled walls adorned with photos of Ireland surround families sharing Irish potato boat appetizers with bacon, cheddar, and sour cream or competing in the hot-wing challenge to determine which child deserves the biggest allowance. Guests can also take part in pub trivia, weekly karaoke nights, and special events including the annual St. Patrick's Day party.
Chefs at Garden of Eden stack deli meat from Boar's Head on hot and cold Italian subs, bake pans of lasagna, and pluck freshly sprouted falafel to pack in warm wraps. Combining favorites from Lebanon and Italy on their Mediterranean-inspired menu, the cooks bake stromboli alongside soft pitas and craft a full diabetic menu of low-sugar options that draw from the two cultures. To celebrate the restaurant's Lebanese background, belly dancers recite interesting facts from the country's almanac on the first Friday of select months.
The Show Palace Dinner Theatre piles plates high with cuisine from an endless buffet and salad bar while also sating cravings for entertainment. Their productions range from musical revues such as Swing! and New York Nights to more traditional musicals like The Sound of Music. Prior to the show, audiences mingle at a brief cocktail reception before taking their seats at linen-draped tables. A spread of comfort food fills stomachs with the fuel necessary to give a standing ovation, shout for encores, and scream at pet falcons to get down from the rafters.
Sizzling Central American cuisine serenades senses in Estela's family-friendly interior, where customers can surf waves of free WiFi or challenge friends to games of foosball in between their savory bites. Start with a zesty appetizer such as mexican-chicken egg rolls ($6.90) before reeling in an entree such as pan-fried sea bass ranchero ($12.75) or a loaded combination platter ($9.60–$10.20). Homemade flan, fried ice cream, or choco tacos ($4.95–$5.95) can sweeten stomachs while a kaleidoscope of tequila from the restaurant's full bar adds sugar to the sentiments of dining love birds and old pinochle partners. Drool over the entire dinner menu, which also includes children's specials and vegetarian options, on Estela's website.