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Cambria Report - long

boogiebaby | May 12, 200501:48 PM

We went to Cambria for Mother's Day weekend. It wasn't as busy as usual for a holiday weekend, which was nice because the restaurants weren't overly busy either.

Linn's: had lunch here our first day. Not my favorite spot, but it was fine. Ordered the club sandwich which was very dry and could have used more mayo. A small handful of fries on the side, which weren't hot enough for my taste. DH and I had split the sandwich, and he thoguht the same thing. He also had a blueberry muffin that he said was very good. Lunch basically reminded us why we usually avoid Linn's in the first place.

Sea Chest: First, come fist serve restaurant. We waited only about 25 minutes before they called us. I ordered the alaskan king crab legs and DH has the ono fish special (glazed with a honey jalepeno sauce). Their clam chowder was good, but needed more salt and pepper. My husband really liked their starter salad. The crab legs were great, DH thought his fish was good, but not outstanding (he compares all fish to the fish we ate in Maui, he's disappointed every time). Their side vegetables were very good, and perfectly prepared and seasoned. Ended our meal with creme brulee and strawberry cheesecake, both delicious. Cash only establishment.

Tea Cozy: went for a light afternoon lunch and ordered the Duchess Tea, which comes with (for each person) 1 tea sandwich, 1 scone with homemade preserves and devon cream, and a pot of Tea to share. We tried the Afternoon tea, which has a wonderful smoky taste to it. We ordered the Salmon and cucumber sandwich, egg salad and sprouts, as well as an extra sandwich of cheddar and chutney. Everything was very good. My husband also got the vegetable beef soup, which he said was good.

Cambria Pines Lodge: Had dinner here since we'd never been. Not too busy. I ordered the prime rib special, and DH had the Grilled halibut special. Salads to start were very good -- great blue cheese dressing. I wasn't too thrilled with my prime rib -- it looked like it had been microwaved to heat it up (had that pale color, not the bright pink color medium rare usually has). DH said his fish was good, but had too much of a smoky grilled taste to it. He said it overpowered the taste of the fish. Finished off with the apple crisp a la mode, which was good but had way too much cinnamon. It was an ok dinner, but not someplace we'll return to soon.

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill: finished our trip with Mother's Day brunch here. Sat on the patio and enjoyed the great weather. The chorizo omelette was wonderful -- I like flat omelettes, not those huge puffy pillows many restaurants serve. This was perfect. DH ordered the sausage and egg scramble, which he enjoyed as well. The potatoes were very good also. DH had champagne, I had iced tea. One of the better breakfasts we've had recently.

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