Ocean waves swirl steps from The Beach Bucket's umbrella-littered patio, where white tables groan beneath fried-shrimp baskets and plates of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Blenders churn frozen libations to the pulse of weekly live music performances, and mixologists also stir sea-inspired drinks such as shipwreck, bay breeze, and water on the rocks. Personable staff and a selection of 28 bottled beers leave sippers grinning as broadly as the exultant shark on The Beach Bucket's souvenir T-shirts.
At Capt's Tavern Riverfront Grill, diners sup upon fresh fish and lobster while overlooking the calming, adjacent waterfront. The eatery's menu sates patrons with seafood-stuffed entrees and pastas including classic fish and chips ($12) and hearty bowls of seafood mac 'n' cheese, loaded with shrimp, scallops, and the catch of the day ($19). Savor the lobster risotto ($20) or catch the cashew salmon, sautéed and topped with a light dill cream sauce ($15). Turf-bound tastes include the Ring of Fire burger, which sports jalapeños and pepper-jack cheese atop a blue-cheese-stuffed Black Angus sirloin patty ($10).
Within a vivacious atmosphere, the food sculptors at Pepper's build manmade mountains of burritos, fajitas, salads, and starters, painted with handcrafted sauces and injected with distinctly Jalisco taste traditions. Kick off marathon meals with an appetizer, such as the signature nachos peppers, a tower of tortilla chips wearing a cloak of chicken, beef, and beans over a supportive undergarment of lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream ($8.49).
Pantheon Pizza's crust decorators fire up myriad Italian, Greek, and American favorites led by a menu of sauce-slathered pizzas. Doughy disks offer a cushy base for a trio of toppings (10", $8.99; 16", $13.99) such as hamburger, green peppers, and ham, baked under the cheese’s surface. Customize calzones and stromboli ($6.75 each) with à la carte toppings ($0.85 each), or grab an oven-hot eggplant parmigiana (8", $5.75) grinder or a Pantheon burger, with 100% beef dressed in bacon and triplicate cheeses atop a fluffy onion bun ($6.25). Full dinners pack cavernous breadbaskets with baked spaghetti and meatballs ($7.25) or a seafood sampling of fried catfish, fries, and hush puppies whispering in their indoor voices ($6.50).
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