Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sailfish Marina Resort: Dock the boat but diner beware


Sailfish Marina Resort
98 Lake Drive
Palm Beach Shores, Florida 33404

Dining: open daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Breakfast Buffet:  Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

Even in summer, the Sailfish Marina and Resort in beautiful Palm Beach Shores hums. Lots of people flock here to visit the Ship Store, charter boats for fishing or dock their boats on an annual or daily basis. There’s also a popular restaurant.

Waterfront dining nearly anywhere is popular but it’s not always good. It wasn’t the Sunday we stopped in the marina for lunch. I ordered a veggie wrap which tasted more like a cherry bomb. That is, besides the lettuce and a random pine nut or two and a teeny weenie bitsy drop of goat cheese, the sandwich was overloaded with dried cherries. I pulled out nearly half a cup of them and it was still overpoweringly sweet. It came with stale banana chips. Companion diner ordered a chicken salad sandwich on toast and it was delivered cold as if it were a rejected meal stored in the fridge. With two iced teas the meal came to nearly $26 – not a bargain, especially since the food was nearly inedible. Perhaps we would have had better luck with the buffet. Next time.

And there will be a next time because the marina is a pleasant spot. The water at high tide is a beautiful aqua and there is plenty of activity and places to sit to enjoy the view, which includes Peanut Island, a park across from Sailfish. A local told us the marina property was sold awhile back and when the real estate market improves, a condo development will go up. This is a familiar story about waterfront property in South Florida.

In the meantime, we’ll enjoy it while we can but it may not include dining. Service: good..©2010 Jane Feehan

Tags: Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, marina, dockage, docks, South Florida, Singer Island

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