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#2
New Jersey
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BERMUDA, October 3rd, 2012 While in Bermuda I took a Cab ride to St. George from Heritage Wharf just off of the NCL Star. While I was in St. George I went to see St. Peter’s Church. It is the oldest Episcopal Church in the western hemisphere. The Church dates back to 1612 and is worth a tour. After leaving the church I went to the White Horse for lunch with my family. When I travel I try to find where the locals eat to gain a better sense of what the local cuisine is like. But this place is pretty much the only Game in town. The white Horse did not disappoint. We started with: Conch Fritters $11.75 Served with arugula salad and Key Lime Mustard Sauce. We also had the Fish Bites $9.25 Battered and fried local Wahoo with the House Tartar Sauce. The Conch Fritters were very good but the star was the Fish Bites. The Wahoo was white, meaty and very delicious. I then had a Crispy Fish Sandwich $12.95 made from Rock Fish. It was crispy, flaky and so good! It was served with a side of fries. The White Horse is a great place for family friends or the lone traveler. I highly Recommend this place for great service and quality food.
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#3
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While at Port in Cozumel, we went to Margarita Ville pretty close by where we docked. Me and my family got the Volcano Nachos and man were they ever good!! It was the best nachos I've ever had.. Probably one of the best meals I've ever had!! To this day we still talk about those nachos. If ever at Margarita Ville, get the Volcano Nachos!
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Tracey's Crab Shack in Juneau. The crab legs were the size of my forearm!
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#5
Phoenix, AZ
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It would have to be a tie between the gigantic Mayan shrimp in Monterrico, Guatemala (a taxi drive from the port) and the nationally renowned sausage in Kotor, Slovenia. After going to the caves, it was a wonderful, warm meal.

Edit: and a cute little place called The Tapa Bar in Trounce Alley in Victoria, Canada. Amazing sangria and tapas to bring our Alaskan cruises to a close--we go back every time Victoria is on the itinerary!

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#6
Apple Valley, CA
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A tie for sure.

1. A fish and chips shack right on the dock in Ketchikan. DH and I shared a basket of halibut and fries TEN years ago, and we still talk about it. I understand that they have expanded and moved off the dock but we will find them again, should we ever get back there.

2. Two years ago in Guernsey we got off the bus from a shore-ex and were going to take the tender back to the ship. There was a large crowd and it started to rain so we ran for a small coffee shop type place just down the street. They had a sign out for lobster salad so we ordered two of those. They didn't take credit cards or, usually, US money but they asked us to wait while they called the bank for the conversion. All was well and it was the most amazing salad we ever had. Huge, with eggs, beets, everything you could put on a salad plus an enormous serving of lobster. It ended up costing $40 for lunch for the two of us and was worth every penny.
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A. a lobster kabob on Goff's Cay Belize's barrier islands. We had been snorkeling for a while, and this young man had a grill going, doing lobster kabobs, and heating beans and corn in the can right on the grill. Hunger is the best seasoning. The view of the end of the world was fantastic (goff's cay is the last island in the chain, after that you got ocean until you get to Africa)

B. El Cid Cozumel, the worlds best guacamole and salsa (it kicked butt) !
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Cow's Ice Cream in Halifax NS. Served in a waffle cone.
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Not sure the name specifically but in Nassau they do this thing where they take huge pieces of shredded conch and batter and fry them (not conch fritters)...man was it delicious
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#12
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Fresh pineapple during an excursion in Panama and authentic Belizean chicken and rice after cave tubing in Belize.
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Rome. Cafe Brancaccio. Best freaking pizza ever, anywhere. It is not in a tourist area.
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Barbados .... Flying Fish Sandwich!

Boston .... Lobster!

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#15
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So far, Pancho's Backyard in Cozumel and El Meson de Pepe in Key West. Both offered great food and atmosphere and the prices were very reasonable.
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#16
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Ephisis Turkey, best kebob I have ever had. Street vendor grilling them over charcoal right off the ship. So good I grabbed another before I got back on the ship even though I had just finished a huge seafood messa.
#17
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Nachi Cocom in Cozumel had THE BEST guacamole and chips I've ever had in my entire life. The whole lunch was amazing, but I still can't stop thinking about that guacamole

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Originally posted by HMH G
Nachi Cocom in Cozumel had THE BEST guacamole and chips I've ever had in my entire life. The whole lunch was amazing, but I still can't stop thinking about that guacamole

Legit just drooled a little looking at this... LOVED NC!!!! (But not the horrible burn I got there, lol)
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The grilled octopus at Athena's in Nassau. It is SO tender and so unlike tako nigiri which is "crunchy", bland, and hard, which is all I knew octopus could be. However, it's $18 for a tiny plate and everytime I go back the portions keep getting smaller and smaller.

Originally posted by marshhawk
A. a lobster kabob on Goff's Cay Belize's barrier islands. We had been snorkeling for a while, and this young man had a grill going, doing lobster kabobs, and heating beans and corn in the can right on the grill. Hunger is the best seasoning. The view of the end of the world was fantastic (goff's cay is the last island in the chain, after that you got ocean until you get to Africa)

B. El Cid Cozumel, the worlds best guacamole and salsa (it kicked butt) !
That's where I'm going! and I hope they have lobsters available that day! Can't wait.
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#20
Cypress, Texas
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The stewed chicken and jerk chicken at Cuzzin's in St. Thomas!!! Absolutely delicious!!
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