Maynard’s Cafe's flavor slingers craft a surf 'n' turf menu brimming with oceanic delights and land-locked meats. Dining companions can warm up for competitive chew-offs with the Maynard’s Combo, an amalgam of finger foods that include crab balls, jalapeño poppers, chicken tenders, and steamed shrimp among other handheld poppables. Then order up a heftier entree, such as the chicken fettuccini, crab legs and drawn butter, or fried oysters. The new york strip steak cohabitates with crab cakes and brings two sides to the table. Guests can savor their meals while oogling karaoke performers crooning after 9 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday or watch cards go flying during rounds of Texas Hold 'em or high-stakes Go Fish on Thursdays.
The designers at Cheesecake Boutique and Flowers are masters of culinary disguise. They sculpt cheesecake into the shape of flower petals and arrange it inside coconut shells, creating lifelike blooms that only reveal themselves to be creamy, sweet desserts when eaten. Patrons can choose from a wide array of flavors such as macadamia nut, apricot, rum, and caramel fudge.
Owner Elmer Esh fills bellies with Amish homestyle meals at Esh's Barbeque Pit, and doles out portions of fresh ribs and roasts at Esh's Meat. Sandwiches and barbecue chicken basted in homemade sauce sate urgent appetites, and sausages hand-stuffed onsite and steak cuts from the meat shop build a base for future meals or edible sculptures of John Adams. With a focus on high quality meat, Elmer sources his ribs and beef from livestock raised by Amish farmers at Ontario's Pennfield Farms.
In the black-and-red dining room, underneath hand-chalked blackboards that proclaim daily specials in bold print, fresh-baked pies travel from oven to table loaded with toppings. The customized pizzas come in two shapes, the traditional round 18-inch pies and the ‘slyce’ pizzas, which, like the holes in many Venetian canal walls, are canoe shaped. The outdoor patio lines each side of Home Slyce’s corner building, where wings, sandwiches, and calzones wash down easily with craft brews, wines, and domestic drafts.
After nearly 40 years of combined experience in the restaurant industry, Dave and Pam Keohane knew how to please their patrons when they realized their dreams of restaurant ownership and opened Greenhouse Grill in 1990. Inside, cozy booths and warmly toned walls encourage diners to linger over dessert and chat over draft beers and expertly mixed margaritas. All-American starters such as bacon cheese fries and crab dip stop stomach rumbles long enough for guests to peruse the menu, which mingles hand-cut steaks, seafood specialties, and sandwiches accompanied by bottomless fries. The chefs also toss pasta specialties with meats and seafood such as crab and shrimp, and several homestyle specialties ensure whole families or incomplete sets of green army men have plenty of options to choose from.