Veritas Steak and Seafood: This family-owned, fine dining establishment welcomes you like one of the family, serving fresh seafood brought in daily and the choicest cuts of USDA Prime Beef. Dine inside or on the veranda with a lake view while you feast on grilled salmon or maybe a delicious pork chop Milanese. For dessert, don’t miss the chocolate cake, with layers of dolce de leche, Heath bar & chocolate ganache.
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille: Feel like royalty as you dine amid a cozy, upscale atmosphere, sampling filets stuffed with lump crab meat, pork chops or grilled salmon. Don’t be surprised if some of the meals (including the steaks) turn out to be the size of your forearm. And dessert...well let’s just say, chocolate lovers will rejoice.
The Rouxpour: Step into Bourbon Street scene when you enter the world of this New Orleans themed restaurant, complete with French Quarter inspired decor and a 14-foot raw oyster bar (but that’s for another visit!). Choose from blacked salmon or parmesan crusted mahi mahi topped with lump crab meat to chicken or pork topped with bayou sauce. Finish off the evening with a special crème brulee, bringing sweet visions of the bayou.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary in Asian cuisine, try Aling’s Hakka Chinese Cuisine. Here diners will discover the world of fusion fare, a combination of old world Chinese recipes with Indian flavors like Hakka egg noodles, veggie manchurian gravy, paneer chilli and chicken lollipops.If sushi is more your style, order an assortment of sushi at the trendy Japaneiro’s, with quirky names like Black Mamba, The Kraken and Tropic Thunder, accompanied by oversized margarita cocktails.
Vegetarians can feast on Indian flavors at Udipi Cafe, delivered with freshly ground spices on all their curries. Staff will bring an oversized dosa to the table for dunking in their all-you-can-eat sauces. While this restaurant serves only meat-free dishes, many non-vegetarians give it high praises. However, if you really have a craving for chicken or lamb, try the Behari kabab or chicken malai boti at Mai Colachi BBQ & Grill.
When you’re craving something just a little different, you can’t go wrong with Jupiter Pizza & Waffles (yes, you read that right), where everything is guaranteed delish! In the mood for gourmet-style burgers? Then Guru Burgers will be right up your alley with a fun menu offering burgers with names like The Pineapple Express, True Grits, and Al Capone. The interior, comprised of unique lighting fixtures, and subway tiles, is a good match for the funky menu. If burgers aren’t your thing, they have extensive crepe selections, as well.
Before heading home, stop by Imperial Farmer’s Market, open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and stock up on local goods. Expect homemade pies, canned jellies, fresh pastries, just picked produce and much more, sold directly from vendors. Come hungry, several food trucks are known to park there throughout the day, selling lobster rolls, Italian ice and more. Handmade crafts are available for purchase, as well, including quilts, candles, and outdoor sculptures.