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Resort atmosphere, ocean view are pretty tasty
One of the advantages of living in a resort area is access to a large number of restaurants at hotels that line the beach. Business Editor Cecil Brumley and his wife, Diane, tried out Doc Bales’ Grill at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.
Q. What can locals expect?
The tricky part in the core tourist area is parking. We valet-parked, but it was $7 with the tip.
Once inside, though, we were immediately seated at a table with a great view of the ocean.
Q. What was the
In keeping with the current tourism promotion theme of a family-friendly beach, at 6 p.m. on a Saturday, the restaurant had a lot of families, so it was noisy. It quieted down as the evening wore on, though.
There were no tablecloths, but there were cloth napkins. Go figure.
Q. So how about the food?
The menu is limited, but the appetizer we tried — crab cake — was excellent. The spinach salad was a disappointment, but the red snapper saute was especially tasty. The sea bass was OK, but not at the price ($28).
In hindsight, we should have tried the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet (every Friday and Saturday). For $29, there are piles of crab legs that are already cracked open for you.
The restaurant had just changed the dessert menu, so we weren’t sure what the chocolate eruption was supposed to be. But the bread pudding was good.
Price alert! A Hilton resort hotel isn’t cheap and neither is the restaurant. Our bill totaled $141.74, but that included two glasses of wine each — $7 apiece. (Cocktails and beer also are available.)
Doc Bales’ Grill
WHERE: In the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave.
HOURS: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m. daily.
MISCELLANEOUS: It’s in a large resort hotel, so there are certain things you can expect. The dress code is extremely casual and it is readily handicapped accessible.
PHONE: (386) 254-8200 (main hotel number)
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