• Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Tioga Valley, Yosemite National Park, California
  • Grand Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Delamar Ghost Town, Nevada
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Kansas Sunset, Hays, Kansas
  • National World War II Memorial, Washington DC
  • Old Barn, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
  • Spotted Wolf Canyon, Green River, Utah
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Lewis Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Mountain Stream, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park, California
  • Hot Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Abandoned Railroad Car, Rhyolite, Nevada
  • Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • A Ford in its natural habitat, Llano County, Texas

Bob & Brenda Geocaching

Our geocaching adventures (and anything else that crosses our minds)

Location

Food Type
Price
This price range is approximate per person. It includes drink, starter, main course, dessert, tax and tip.
Your milage may vary.

$     - Cheap, under $15
$$    - Not bad, $15 - $30
$$$   - Vegas average, $30 - $60
$$$$  - Upper end, $60 - $100
$$$$$ - Really special occasion, >$100
Our Rating
What we though of the overall experience.

*     - Bad for you, great for RC Farms
**    - So so, but not worth a second visit
***   - OK for a quick bite
****  - Good enough to make us regulars
***** - You're not there yet?

Our Observations

As a general rule of thumb, we haven't found any really good seafood west of the Mississippi. Certainly, Californians will tell you that they have good seafood there, but everything we've had there, from San Diego up to Fisherman's Wharf, just doesn't seem to have the same flavors as that found along the Atlantic seaboard. Kings Fish House in Henderson comes the closest so far since many of the dishes they prepare are made with seafood imported from the east coast.

We were in the Henderson and were planning to eat at Lucille's, but the wait in line was longer than normal so we thought we'd give this place a try. It was an early Saturday afternoon and surprisingly the place was empty considering the wait in line at Lucille's. We were quickly seated and since there were only 2 or 3 other occupied tables when we arrived, we pretty much had the waiter all to ourselves. We'd have to rate the service as 5 stars because of this, but if the restaurant was full, it might not have been as good. The menu is filled with items from all over the world-from Ecuadorian Mahi Mahi to Maine lobster to Alaskan halibut. So many choices, so little time-looks like this is going to be another of those restaurants that requires multiple trips.

After some deliberation I went with the New England Clam Bake which included a 1 lb. Maine lobster, steamed clams and mussels, red potatoes and corn on the cob. Brenda had the crab cakes. It didn't take long for the food to arrive--after all, how long does it take to steam some clams and boil a lobster? The crab cakes weren't great, but they weren't bad either. Better than what you can find in your frozen food aisle, but definitely nowhere close to what you can get along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The lobster was pretty good even though a bit on the small side. The clams and mussels were ok, but could have been better if they used mollusks from somewhere other than the Pacific...say perhaps, I don't know, maybe NEW ENGLAND in their New England Clam Bake?!?

Don't get us wrong. This may not sound like a great review of the restaurant, but the food was good and we'll definitely go back again. Everything we had was better than the seafood at any of the buffets in town. However, having grown up on the east coast where we could get fresh seafood right off the boats, my tastes may be a bit jaded.

Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Tioga Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Grand Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Delamar Ghost Town, Nevada Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Kansas Sunset, Hays, Kansas National World War II Memorial, Washington DC Old Barn, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania Spotted Wolf Canyon, Green River, Utah Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Lewis Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Mountain Stream, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Moro Rock, Sequoia NP, California Hot Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Abandoned Railroad Car, Rhyolite, Nevada Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming A Ford in its natural habitat, Fredricksburg, Texas