Doc’s Beach House (on the beach) — Bonita Springs, Florida

John–

Doc’s Beach House is a good place to eat if you are at the beach.  Doc’s is located in Bonita Spring, Florida.  You have four options to sit and eat —  inside, inside up stairs, outside by the beach, and outside in the front entrance.  The owners are from chicago and have a lot of chicago stuff like the Bulls ( basketball team) and Bears (football team).  They have a bunch of diffrent colors, like light green, blue, and red decorations and things hanging all over the walls.  They have only one men’s and women’s restrooms.  The restrooms are really small!  They have many different appetizers, but we picked chicken wings and fried zucchini.  The chicken wings were really good and juicy.  The wings were medium, but they were not very spicy – almost mild.  The zucchini were good, and came with a really great sauce.  It was a texas (spicy) ranch dipping sauce.  The zucchini were in crispy strips not in round circle pieces.  For our entree we got their pizza.  It was one of the worst pizzas I have ever had; it was terrible.  (This is my personal opinion.  My uncle thinks their pizza is great and orders it every time he is in town.)  The pizza was burnt and had this nasty wierd taste.  So if you do go for dinner get the wings they are the best.  On other visits, we have ordered the clam strips, tuna salad sandwich, fried grouper.  I would recommend any of those items over the pizza.

Hadley–1o

Doc’s Beach House is right on the the beach.   We sat outside when we went this time.  If you sit inside, you can go upstairs.  It is really cool up there.  It is decorated with all sorts of sports stuff.  It is also air conditioned upstairs for in the summer when it is hot.   W e got the chicken wings, the fried zuchini, and a large pizza.  The chicken wings are breaded and fried.  For the chicken wings you can get mild, medium, and hot; we got medium and they were good.  The fried zuchini was cut in sticks and fried; they were really good.  Now the pizza we ordered was okay.  We got pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms; the crust is thin crust.  It had a lot of cheese and the toppings, but it was just okay. The atmosphere is pretty cool because if you sit inside then you can see the beach.  I have been to Doc’s before, and I got the shrimp.  It was better than the pizza.

Barnett — 8

Doc’s is a restaurant.  You can sit upstairs, downstairs, outside, or by the beach.  It is big with all of that seating room.  It is nice because when it is hot outside you are right by the beach.  You can just wear casual clothes, like a shirt and shorts with flip flops.  You could wear your swimsuit and sit outside even.  The wings were good.  They are were kind of hot and really juicy.  I also had their pizza.  It was kind of good.  I did not like the crust.  It should have been better for waiting 45 minutes to get it.  You have to wait that long if you order pizza there.  The sausage was really spicy on the pizza, and I did not like that.  There sauce on the pizza was tangy and not good.  I would go there again and have something else.  I went to the bathroom, but I almost got locked in it.  They have a slide switch and not a door lock.  I could not get it open and couldn’t get out.  I had to pound on the door and keep pulling on the latch.  Don’t go to the bathroom at Doc’s.

Royal Scoop — Bonita Springs, Florida

John–13

Royal Scoop is one of the only great places to eat ice cream.  Royal Scoop is in Bonita Springs, Florida.  The inside is kinda nice and looks like an old fashioned ice cream shop.  (The floor is really bad and needs to be cleaned more often than normal.)  They have a lot of different ice cream flavors to pick from.  You can pick how many scoops you want on the ice cream cone or bowl.  They also have free water if you are thirsty.   You can buy hotdogs and a lot of other types of food and sandwiches there too.   When we went, I decided I wanted something different, so I picked a chocolate covered waffle-bowl as my dish.   For my choices of ice cream, I picked cookie dough and black cherry as my flavors.   The cookie dough had a bunch of chocolate chips and a few pieces of cookie dough in it.  The black cherry ice cream has little bits of cherries in them that taste really good, and then the ice cream is soft and easy to eat.   It all melts quickly too.  You can buy different colors of Royal Scoop’s t-shirt.   Royal Scoop is really popular, so you may be waiting a while before you get to pick your ice cream.   Sometimes the line wraps around the outside of the front porch.  However, it is worth the wait!   It is a really good family place to eat ice cream.

Hadley–10

Royal Scoop is probably the best ice cream I have ever eaten.  They have sandwiches and other items on the menu, but you really want to focus on the ice cream.  At Royal Scoop they have different flavors to choose from.   My personal favorite is the cookie dough.  It has a vanilla ice cream with lots of little pieces of cookie dough in it.  When you order you need to only get one scoop because they really give you two scoops – their scoops are big and one is enough. When you  choose a cone I recommend getting the waffle cone; it is really good.  You can also order a bowl with a cone in it.  You order a cone, but have them put it in a bowl, so as it melts you can eat it with a spoon.  When you arrive you might have to wait a while, but it is worth the wait.  There is not a lot of seating in Royal Scoop, but they have a porch and you can sit outside.  It is not fancy.  You can wear your swim suit with a shirt on to go inside.

 

Barnett — 8

Royal Scoop is a good ice cream place.  You can pick what flavor you want from a lot of choices.  You can pick out a bowl, a bowl with a cone, a waffle cone, or a waffle bowl.  I ordered cookie dough and chocolate chip.  The cookie dough was good because I really like the cookie dough in it.  They give you a good amount of cookie dough.  The chocolate chip ice cream was good because I like the ice cream and the big chocolate chips.  The chocolate chip ice cream is the best.  The restaurant is kinda clean.  On busy days there are two lines to go through.  On regular days there is one line to go through.  It is worth waiting in line to get Royal Scoop ice cream.

Fish House — Bonita Springs, Florida

John — 13

The Fish House is a good kid friendly place to eat.  The specialty is sea food, and it is located by the bay.  The Fish House is part bar, part is outside, and part in a screened-in patio.  When you sit out in the screened-in area or the deck you can look out over the river and see fish swimming about.  They have an old fashioned sign to put your head through and look like a mermaid, a woman, or a little kid.  When you sit outside it is nice and everything is available to you.  There is no electric lamps outside, so on a cool night  you should sit in the screened patio.  The screened patio has fans, and it also has better lighting than outside at night.  My favorite thing to eat there are the fried clam strips.  They are big clams and have more meat than breading.  They taste kind of buttery but are really good and delicious.  I also picked their french fries, which I think are some of the best.  They are really crispy and have a really nice crunch to them.  For appetizers we get the hushpuppies and the peel and eat shrimp.  The hushpuppies are really good and are served with the best honey butter I think there is.  The peel and eat shrimp are really good too, but I really like the hushpuppies better.  The shrimp taste like salt water and are spicy but when dipped in their cocktail sauce it is really good.  Their cocktail sauce is one of the best; it is not to spicy or to sweet at the same time. So in all the reasturant is really good and a kid friendly place.  It is a good place to eat year round, and I recommend eating outside in the nice warm Florida sun.

Barnet– 8

You should go to the Fish House. If you want really good fish and shrimp. I had the fish, and chips, and  they were really good. The appetizers that I had were peel and eat shrimp and hushpuppies.  The peel and eat shrimp – I can finally peel on my own.  It has salt and really good spices on it.  I like the hushpuppies with butter on them.  They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  I order off of the kids’ menu.  The chips are really French fries instead of potato chips.  The fish is good because it is good fish meat.  It is served in a frisbee that you get to take with you.  You should try to sit outside.  It is nice outside, and you can see the water, and there is a good breeze.  It is a place that you should go and try.  It is one of my favorite places in Florida to eat.

Hadley — 10

The Fish House is one of my favorite places to eat. You can sit in the screened in porch or outside. The food there is really good, but for an appetizer you should get the peel and eat shrimp hot instead of cold and the hush puppies.  For your main meal get the clam strips.  The peel and eat shrimp are good —  the only bad part is you have to peel it before you eat.  The hush puppies are also really good!   I especially like them with the butter they give you.  It is a honey butter that is delicious.  Now the clam strips are my favorite thing to get!  They are good with tarter sauce and coctail sauce.  The tartar sauce is homemade and a little different than many places.  The cocktail sauce is not too hot and not too spicy.  When you get there you might have to wait a little bit, when we went at 8:00 one time we had to wait 20 minutes fo the screened in porch.  The Fish House is right on the water so you can look at the water while you eat.  The Fish House is a little bit expensive so you might not want to order a lot.  But with the view and the good food, it is worth it!

Marietta Diner – Marietta, Georgia (near Atlanta)

John — 13

The Marietta Diner in Georgia near Atlanta is one the beast places to get breakfast food.  They are open all year round and all night long (24/7).  The restaurant looks like it is an old diner, but it has had remodeling done on the inside.  When we went it was 5:00, and we still had to wait a few minutes to get seated so get there  a little bit early to eat at a meal time.  When you first sit down they give really good bread that tastes homemade.  The bread tasted warm, a little sweet, and a little bit like a corn muffin.  When you cut the bread it looked golden brown and smelled so good.  Usually I don’t like to eat the bread, but when I ate this bread it was so good I had to hold out until I got my dinnner or I might have eaten the entire loaf.  They also give you these little sandwiches with spinich that didn’t tast good to me.  It tasted like warm spoiled lettuce.  When it was time to order I got the Marietta breakfast special.  It came with two pieces of bacon, two eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, toast, and pancakes.  The pancakes tasted fluffly and soft.  The outer area was a little crunchy.  You can put butter and syrup on the pancakes.  The eggs that I got were sunny side up, and I didn’t eat all of them.  But, I did eat the outer area ( whites ), and they tasted really good and yummy.  The bacon was crunchy and had a lot of flaver in it.  But, my favorite part of the whole meal was the sausage.  The sausage had a lot of flaver in it, but it was a little bit spicy and still tasted great.  I was so full that I didn’t even tast my hashbrowns; they still looked and smelled good.  They had a nice golden color to them.  They were cut like the thick not the skinny, thin hashbrowns.  We also decided to get dessert. The meal was around $7.60 for that big of a meal.  For desert I got the plain cheesecake,  my brother got peanutbutter and Reese’s cake, my sister got cherry cake, and we also got a cotton candy cake.  My cake was really good; it was really fluffy and yummy.  My sister’s cake though was horrid!  It tasted nasty and soggy, so don’t get the cherry cakes.  The atmosphere of the place was a little crazy.   There are two dining halls, and they both were loud, but the food was good anyways.  The place is also really busy and packed so if you do go, you want to go early to make sure you have a table available for you.  If you decide to go the Marietta Diner, it has good food at resonable prices available for you to eat.   So, I hope you are near there and go try it out sometime soon.

Barnett — 8

I thought the Marietta Diner was good.   I thought the pancakes were good with the butter and syrup. I had the children’s 3 pancakes with bacon. It was really good.  The pancakes were great my favorite.  They were served nice and hot.  I tried my mom’s soup and it tasted good.  I had not had motza ball soup before.  The ball tastes like a big ball of bread in a chicken soup.  The cake I ordered was the red delicious cake.  I ordered it because it had a cherry on top, and I LOVE cherries.  My dad ordered the cotton candy  and it was great.  But, my least favorite cake was the red delicious.  The cake tasted soggy in the middle.  We ordered disco fries as an appetizer.  They are fries with gravy and cheese.  Yum!  They were good.  It was clean, but very busy and very noisy.  The waiters were really working hard to serve everyone quickly and get more people in.

Hadley-10

The Marietta Diner was a really good place to eat.  I ordered the 3 pancakes and a side of bacon for my main meal, even though there were a lot of choices.  Also for a appetizer we got the disco fries which were fries with gravy and cheese.  I thought the disco fries were really good — so if you go, get them. My pancakes where also very good, and they were definitely homemade.  The baconwas very good and crispy.  I ordered off of the kids menu and my serving was huge.  My mom got the motza ball soup and gave it to my sister,.  I took a bite and it was very good; I had never had it before.  The best part about our meal was the desserts: my brother got the cheesecake (very very good), I got the peanut butter cup cake (my favorite), my dad got the cotten candy cake (I didn’t try that, but they said it was good), and my sister got the red delicious cake (it was disgusting)!  The atmosphere was really cool.  It was much bigger than we thought it would be.  The waiters get your food to you really quickly.  Try to get there about five o’clock, or you will be waiting a long time.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen — Nashville, TN

John — 13

Arnold’s Country Kitchen is one of the quickest places to eat at.  The restaurant is made to look like a school cafeteria.  But, the food is a lot bettter than school food.  The place is near a rough part of the town of Nashville. The resaturant is small, and you want to be on time when they open or you will be waiting outside for a long time to get your food.  The reasturant’s employees are nice and even carry the tray with the food you bought to a table to sit and eat.  They have a calender that shows all the specials they have for that day.  Today it was Friday and the meats were roast beef, catfish, and shrimp.  When you are picking up your tray they have the prices for what you want to buy.  The pick three sides and one meat was around $7.50; the lowest price was one side and one meat.  The restaurant has one small women’s restroom and one small men’s restroom.  On the wall are all the famous people who have eaten there.  On one wall all alone is the Food Network – Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives symbol.  The restaurant is kid friendly, and they even have a kids menu like the adults but cheaper and has less food on there plate.  The first section of the cafeteria style counter is where you get salads, deserts, cottage cheese, other cold foods. The second section is where you get your appetizers and meat. The last section is where you pick out your drinks ( lemonade or ice tea , sweet or unsweet) and where you pay.  In the restaurant you find all types of the society.  There are the men in suits, families, college students, and all sorts of people.

My favorite thing to eat there was the mac n cheese.  They use a lot of diffrent spices in the mac n cheese.  The mac n cheese is one of the things that they are known for making.  The other is the roast beef.  The roast beef is full of juice and really tender.  For the kids they even cut up the meat for them so that you don’t have to.  My second favorite thing to eat there was the green beans.  They were really spicy but held a lot of good flavers in them.  I couldn’t help myself and ate them really quickly.  My sister (who deosn’t eat much) gave me her plate, and I ate half of her food before we left the restaurant.

I would recommend eating there if you are in the area.  But, be sure to get there early and beat the crowd to eat.  When we got there at 11:1it was a perfect time, but they don’t serve breakfast so don’t go there o early.  I thought that it was a really fun place to ea,t but it was also really easy to eat there too.  So if you are looking for a good place to eat that is a reasonable price, then you go there and try it.

Barnett — 8

We walked in and had to wait just a minute to get our food.  It looked like a lunch cafeteria.  It was not very big, and it was crowded.  It was not very fancy because it was not a sit down restaurant.  The food was good.  The mashed potatoes were even spicy.  They were a good spicy.  I also had the roast beef and green beans.  I didn’t eat the green beans, but I bet they would have been spicy too.  I had too much on my plate, and I was too busy eating my roast beef.  It was really juicy and tender.  I also ate half of a roll.  It was both soft and hard.  Hard on the outside and soft on the inside.  I had sweet tea to drink.  Good sweet!  I would maybe eat there again.  The roast beef was good, and I like the tea.  But, it was crowded.  I would like to try the shrimp and macaroni and cheese.

Hadley-10

Arnold’s is a good place to eat it has good food and all the food is homemade.  When you first walk in the place it is normally crowded and you mitght have to wait to get your food.  When you get to the counter where they serve you, they will ask if you want just meat, or meat and 2 sides, or meat and 3.  The meat can be roast beef and sometimes shrimp or catfish. The sides can be turnup greens, mac and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, fried green tomatoes, and scallopped corn.  To get your food you go through a cafeteria  line and you tell the servers what meat and sides you want.  Then they let you pick your drink; I recommend getting the sweet tea; it is really good and sweet. You might want someone to save a seat for you because it gets really crowded. The atmosphere is really cool because a lot of famous people have been there.  I had the shrimp, fried green tomatoes, and macaroni and cheese.  I tried my sister’s roast beef.  The roast beef was good, juicy, and had a lot of flavor.  The fried green tomatoes were not my favorite.  The green tomatoes were very sour.  The macaroni and cheese had a lot of cheese on it.  It was definitely homemade.  Next time I would get the roast beef.  I would also get the mashed potatoes and turnip greens.  I tried my mom’s and they tasted a lot like green beans – and I like green beans.