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#434770 - 04/04/12 02:01 AM are these places still open
captjeff Offline
I have not been back to my living the dream island in 4 months was sailing across the ocean on a 60 day cruise from lax to Asia across the Pacific .
Yes a tough business I have chosen LOL.
Any way are these places still open and doing real business ?

Pinocchio's I liked this place they had wood burning oven
and thin crust pizza and great pasta ? A very nice guy but he looked stressed last trip??

And how about sunset grill loved to watch them feed the fish and food was good ,then they changed the cook
and new owner took over and added service charge and gst to the bill after it was priced out on the menu I Was told not allowed as all food was to included gst in there pricing
and I do not like a service charge added I think very tacky.the staff was unhappy you see it in there faces.they new I would not be back. I am a big boy and tip well JMHO.
Anyway never went back is it still open .??.Last trip I went by no one was there ? on a sat nightat 7 pm ??

Edited by captjeff (04/04/12 03:05 PM)
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#434771 - 04/04/12 02:03 AM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
Ernie B Offline
Yeah, Jeff its still open. No review from me
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#434776 - 04/04/12 03:27 AM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
Cooper Offline
love Pinnochios, wonderful steaks and pasta dishes, great wine list at fare prices. Since I live on Caye Caulker so its been like 5 months since I have been there. I heard rumours they were going under. To bad, not the best location.

#434891 - 04/05/12 03:02 PM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
captjeff Offline
I got a few pm's about sunset grill it is like I figured
Sorry to say . New owners try to re event the wheel here .
It does not work .
As far as Pinocchio i know it is open but how is it doing ?s it still very good?? I like this place very much . I would love to see it do wonderful !But the island can be cruel at times. IF YOUR NOT SPOT ON 24/7 !!!!!!

Edited by captjeff (04/05/12 03:03 PM)
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#434906 - 04/05/12 03:53 PM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
ScubaLdy Offline
If Sunset Grill lost their chef that was a big mistake!
The rumor I heard - way back when - the owner of the property wanted to take over the restaurant and give his children work.
He had all but shut down access to the restaurant when he built his big building in front of it basically eliminating parking.
Kevin (the one who set it all up) had to arrange a plank walkway to get across the construction site. Even with that obstacle business was good - BECAUSE the food was good.
I knew Kevin was in trouble and lost the place. However, to then loose the chef - bad business.

I have not been there since Kevin left so do not know first hand how service or food was.
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#434950 - 04/05/12 08:35 PM Re: are these places still open [Re: ScubaLdy]
BeBelize Offline
I believe they have a different sign now from when it was Sunset Grill. Seems like it just says "Sunset Restaurant" now. We had a good dinner there in 2010 but have not been back since.
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#434974 - 04/06/12 12:59 AM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
captjeff Offline
I was there when the new owner took over 4 months ago A gringo with a dream LOL.Nice location to watch the fish big tarpon
Then He changed the prices and added service charge[ TO THE BILL AT THE END ] Plus GST. ????????I THINK IT IS ALWAYS TO BE THE PRICE SHOWN ON THE MENU?? IN THERE PRICING ??????
.PLUS the food was just ok staff was
upset You could see there faces .Not a good feeling ,They said they where losing all there local customers? .when I asked to speak to the manager or owner they laughed and said he was was not there much .A sure fire way to go bust in this town LOL. NOT WATCHING YOUR BUSINESS ! Lots of great places to eat And who do not look to fool people or be cute and slick.
The others have wonderful food and good happy service ,you can enjoy the meal time after time. WHY GO BACK TO THIS PLACE .I hope his dream does not turn into a nightmare I wonder if he still owns the place .

Edited by captjeff (04/06/12 01:16 AM)
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#434993 - 04/06/12 04:15 AM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
krehfish Offline
CJ--I'm sure you've been to EL Fogon. But darnit Olive has turned that place, I highly recomend it. Just get reservations. Big KISS out to Olivia and grandma.
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#435029 - 04/06/12 03:35 PM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
captjeff Offline
KREHFISH thanks I have been there WOW.now you a need a resveration how cool .Do they still do a bone fish stew lol.
only kidding[INSIDE FISHERMAN JOKE]we do not keep bone fish. Will put it on my list to try next month.

Edited by captjeff (04/06/12 03:36 PM)
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#435278 - 04/09/12 06:39 PM Re: are these places still open [Re: captjeff]
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Sailing across the ocean on a 60 day cruise from lax to Asia across the Pacific sounds like a fabulous adventure Captain Jeff, bet you had a great time.
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