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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Jack's Stormwatch Bayside Restaurant

3853 Gulf Blvd. Send to Phone

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Jack's Stormwatch Bayside Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Don’t let the accompanying motel put you off (Scilla is the name of the six-headed monster in The Oydssey)-thinking its captive audience will mean a lackluster menu. To the contrary, there are some surprises-not the least of which is the restaurant’s quirky homage to its name, stormwatch. A mini-hurricane is simulated in a three-minute show that starts with storm warnings on TV monitors, followed by faux lightning, thunder, wind, breaking glass and even rain running down the windows. During the eye of the storm, servers hawk the special drink or item of the day. If you’re not too scared by then to eat, the menu is somewhat standard-with chicken, pasta, rack of lamb and different seafood specials-yet the preparation and presentation reflects forethought. The veal Oscar and the filet royale (filet mignon stuffed with crabmeat and served with a Madeira sauce) are the most popular. The zuppa di pesce is also popular, served with a variety of clams, mussels and sautéed fishes, olive oil and garlic in a marinara sauce lightly diluted with clam juice. Desserts vary but often include tiramisu, Key lime pie and homemade Mackintosh apple pie.


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