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cincypig May 16, 2007 11:57 AM

I'm headed to Flagler Beach FL and have never been there before. can someone recommend a few places- ranging from nice/fine dining to awesome hole in the wall? i'm willing to travel to surrounding areas if needed.

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  1. hitachino May 17, 2007 06:17 AM

    most people rec Blue in the Topaz Hotel for more upscale. there was a review not too long ago on that and another place -- search the florida board for flagler beach: http://flaglerfishcompany.com/

    i've never eaten at either so can't personally rec.

    i ate at Snack Jacks once -- seemed to hang off the side of the road right over the beach, filled with surfers - it was between flagler and ormond....very very casual, very busy and fun atmosphere - but the food wasn't all that. (i had fried shrimp and it was overcooked. i'm very picky about my fried shrimp and to overcook it is just the worst

    )

    we also stopped at another place last november that looked promising - it was also packed, more upscale than snack jacks yet still casual and the food looked great - we only stopped for a drink and didn't eat.
    http://www.jtseafoodshack.com/index.html

    there are some upscale places south of flagler beach (palm coast) in the ocean hammock resort.
    http://www.oceanhammock.com/dining/di...

    as someone who used to drive along A1A between St Augustine and Daytona quite a bit back in the day, i'm amazed at just how many places have popped up now - it used to be a whole lot of just sea oats and sand dunes. palm coast and ocean hammock are bringing in the businesses i guess.

    ah, progress.

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      masala maci May 17, 2007 06:42 AM

      We went a few months ago and the best place we found was Flagler Fish Company. Best lobster bisque I've ever had. Its a fish market and the chef and staff know thier stuff. I had fish tacos and they were fresh, flavorful and filling. The desserts were very good as well.
      http://flaglerfishcompany.com/

      I would skip Manny's (A-1a in Flagler), or only go for breakfast. Great atmosphere w/ lots of locals, but the food was mediocre.

      I think if you check the boards, Blue (in Topaz hotel), is really popular . The seafood dishes were fresh and good, the soup and apps great, and the service friendly if not perfect. Good wine list. We thought it was a bit over-priced, but if you get a view of A1A and the ocean it was worth it.

      Beachcomber- (St. Augustine Beach) - our favorite place for breakfast... amazing pancakes.They stop serving breakfast at 10:30 so go early.

      1. Covert Ops May 17, 2007 07:48 AM

        Go to European Village Resort in Palm Coast (mainland just under the Palm Coast Parkway toll bridge) and hit Barbara Jean's. AMAZING fried chicken, other down-home food in a nice atmosphere.
        Map, other info here: http://evresort.com/

        There are some more upscale places at EV, and a cafe or two, but don't miss BJ's.

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