Diamonds's grill brims with certified Angus-beef steaks, burgers, and sea-plucked morsels. To intrigue appetites premeal, chefs hand-batter coconut shrimp, which somersault through coconut before diving into the fryer. Opt for Diamonds's filet mignon beef tips served with a sweet Cajun sauce, or trawl a seafood selection that includes Great Lakes whitefish and lake perch. Imported seafood plates include Norwegian salmon splashed with teriyaki glaze, or Icelandic crab cakes bobbing in lobster-cream sauce atop a fleet of miniature jet skis.
BoomTown's menu of simple and sophisticated pub fare showcases its love of high quality ingredients. Indulge in deviled eggs, which form a deliciously evil alliance with Tillamook cheddar, cherrywood-smoked bacon, and paprika ($4), or use your dining power for good with a build-your-own-pizza option ($7+). BoomTown's 10 in. thin-crust pies wage war against hunger with such options as nitrate-free pepperoni ($2) and cherry-bomb peppers ($1) atop BoomTown's rich San Joaquin tomato sauce, all finished in a stone oven at 700+ degrees. Specialty Neapolitan-style pizzas include flavors such as shrimp and prosciutto with lemon zest, red chili, and fresh mozzarella ($12). Like the healthy star of the high-school football team, BoomTown's rotisserie chickens ($12 half, $16 whole) are locally raised without the aid of hormones or antibiotics, and the kitchen roasts the birds on a vertical spit before finishing them in the stone oven for a deep, savory flavor.
Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. Throughout the week, families can pop in for open play, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much saltwater.
The Lakes Bar & Grille calms appetites with a menu comprising a wide variety of grilled meats, perfectly cooked seafood, and plentiful entrees. Blackberry chicken takes center stage by singing a song of house-made blackberry pan sauce, surrounded by a supporting cast of vegetables and a potato cameo ($15.95). Dine on the grill's most beloved staple, steak, with such succulent meat slabs as filet mignon seared in zip sauce and coated in herb butter ($23.95–$28.95) and16-ounce hand-cut delmonico steaks with all the fixings ($26.95). Pan-fried perch leap from griddles to plates in a magnificent display of annual migration, eager to reach their home in lakes of lemon butter and tartar sauce ($18.95). Combining the very best of water-based sports and artificial football fields, surf 'n' turf mac 'n' cheese piles plates with steak bits, lobster, and elbow macaroni ($15.95).
In Milford, good fun coupled with great eats means just one thing: HEAD FOR FORZA ASAP! This convivial sports bar and eatery offers a fine pub lineup of game-day favorites. From apps like Fried Ravioli, Mini Tacos and to Wings with fabulous dipping sauces, to ½-lb. 100% Angus Burgers and steaks. You won't be disappointed!
Sports on the sand are a specialty at On the Dunes Sports—you can dive to return a volleyball or even chip out of a digital bunker when playing their golf simulators. There's a grid of 10 sand volleyball courts outside, plenty of space to play a game and give deflated balls a proper burial in the sand. The dunes also double as a training ground for weekly workouts, such as beach yoga and boot camp. Meanwhile, the eight golf simulators onsite can take you to any of 18 virtual courses. Hone your game with amenities such as swing analysis and an adjoining putting green. After any game, you can retire to the onsite restaurant for burgers, entrees, and cold buckets of beer.