When picking a restaurant, it usually comes down to what you’re in the mood for—be it Mexican, Thai, or Italian. That decision comes easy at Around the World, where the menu encompasses a wide variety of global dishes. Whether craving a bison burger topped with crisp back bacon or a creamy chicken curry served over basmati rice, diners can appease their appetites at this warm, mustard-hued eatery.
It’s hard to know where to look first upon walking into one of Jungle Jim’s two-dozen locations. Nearly every inch of wall space overflows with such safari-themed accoutrements as palm fronts, bamboo poles, colored lights, and a tiki bar. Although the restaurant aims to transport families to an exotic tropical wonderland, the huge menu is stuffed with familiar favorites designed to appeal to nearly every kind of diner. Chicken panini wraps and zesty buffalo wings swing quickly from the kitchen, but for more ceremonious occasions there are also a number of upscale, steakhouse-style options. A favorite is the St. Louis-style Rhino Ribs, a heft half-rack made sticky with honey garlic or barbecue sauce. Alongside such decadence, the special Slim Jim menu showcases entrees with 550 calories or fewer, such as pan-seared tiger shrimp and grilled chicken salad. Kids can dig into smaller portions on their own menu—which, once they’ve decided between alfredo pasta and animal-shaped chicken nuggets, they can fold into a tiki-style mask.
After perfecting their craft over more than a decade, the chefs of Fireside Catering established Fireside Eatery inside Hotel Mount Pearl. Here, they whip up a menu of comforting breakfast and lunch fare such as omelettes, pancakes, burgers, and cod dinners, as well as regional favourites including breakfast sandwiches concocted from deep-fried touton, egg, and bologna or chicken paninis drizzled with traditional Newfoundland dressing. They sling quick lunches during the workweek to satisfy busy business types, and they serve breakfast all day on Saturday and Sunday, holding diners to a strict dress code of flannel pajamas and pillow-creased faces. The Eatery also newly serves dinner.
Just down the road from the southeastern coast of Conception Bay stands Outport Restaurant and Pub, a local hangout and culinary destination whose chefs find inspiration for their many seafood entrees in the local waters. Lively chatter fills the dining room throughout the day as guests sit down to lunches or dinners of prime-rib steak, roasted turkey, and Newfoundland cod cheeks. Outport certainly has no trouble earning the ?Pub? in its name, supplementing its steak-house entrees with traditional country fare such as liver and onions. Other pub staples include wings, draft brews, and bartenders who occasionally slip into long-winded dramatic recitations of Ulysseys.
Without sacrificing quality for convenience, the owners of Savvy Takeout & Delivery dedicate themselves to creating family-size takeout meals that can be made to order and then picked up by commuters or delivered to area residences. Their menu’s family-size portions of soups and pastas easily assemble into complete, ready-to-eat meals for hungry clans, and a selection of sandwiches and flatbread pizzas offers the same convenience for individuals. In addition to its bustling carryout and delivery trade, Savvy also encompasses a small dining area where families can eat in or taste-test ammunition for an upcoming food fight.
Located right on the waterfront, diners at Dildo Dory Grill enjoy picturesque views with their delicious dinners. The restaurant's broad menu features hand-dipped fish and chips made from fresh North Atlantic Cod, a moose burger served alongside hand-cut fries, and crab cakes served with warm butter. Pair entrees with a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails.