Published on Mar 8, 2014
Sandy's Diner & Steakhouse
We had heard some good things about this place, mostly by word of mouth, so we decided to drive down to Green District for lunch on a Saturday.
The place has a clean, neat appearance, with interesting, casual decor. We were greeted and seated by a pleasant, older gentleman, and our waitress approached us almost right away. She too was pleasant; she provided good service throughout without being in the way.
The lunch menu was extensive, with a typically American selection. Since it was Lent, we decided to choose fish, as good Catholics should during this season.
Rose chose "Albacore Tuna on a Crispy Roll" with corn and ham chowder, and I opted for the "Mahi Mahi Fish Sandwich" with onion rings (50 cents extra).
I expected something like a breaded, deep-fried McDonald's-like fish sandwich, but I was happily surprised by a really big sandwich with a serious piece of flakey white, broiled fish fillet. The onion rings were also good.
Rose also enjoyed her tuna sandwich, which was so large she needed a box to bring half of it home. The chowder was good (Rose let me sample it myself), but I would have preferred they gave the potatoes a more traditional treatment; they left the skins on rather than peel them.
Although we didn't get wine, I noticed the wine lists (cleverly displayed as the labels on a wine bottle on the table) included a good selection from local vineyards. Supporting local business; for me, that's a big plus.
The restaurant is conveniently located on our way to both Abacela Vineyards and Wildlife Safari, two places I'm sure we'll visit often this summer, so we're certain to stop in again soon.
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