I have been going here to eat whenever in the area for almost 20 years. I have never understood why it is not more popular for dinners when it seemed to have everything going for it, view of the golf course, good food, and ambiance. I was there last night for dinner and it was a total disappointment. What happened to the dress code? I live in shorts or jeans and a tee most of the time but here you had to wear a collared shirt and jeans were not allowed and I was fine with that. Nothing wrong with getting dressed for dinner. The dress code also had the effect of people being polite and respectful of the other patrons. Last night I saw a whole new aura. Jeans, sneakers, hoodies were evident everywhere. A girl walking around visiting other tables slugging on a beer bottle. Loud, bawdy conversations. Obnoxious people shouting conversations across the dining floor. The waitress giving us our bill before having a chance to order after dinner coffee. Two of the 3 at my table not happy with their meals. Okay, they seemed to have more people dining than I have seen for a while. But, at what cost. It was the atmosphere of a Golden Corral. This place has always been classy. There was no class evident last night.
Very retro in terms of atmosphere, decor and menu. The short dinner menu included old classic dishes like Steak Diane and Chicken Saltimbocca but they were all done quite well. If you're in a nostalgic mood and like the atmosphere of one of Palm Coast's original dining venues, then you'll enjoy it. At 44 years old, I felt young in here lol
What a nice surprise! My husband and I were just looking for something different for a late Saturday lunch without having to go all the way to the beach, or up to St. Augustine. We decided to give Arnie's on the Pine Lakes Parkway a try and we're so glad we did. The food, mine a lamb gyro; his a French dip panini, both with coleslaw, were not only delicious, but good sized and moderately priced. They have a full bar, albeit a limited wine list, but the service, the ambiance and the terrific view of the golfers approaching the green or practicing their putts made us long to get out and join them. The gyro was perfectly prepared as was the panini and both came with a variety of sides, but we were both very pleased with our choice of the coleslaw.
On a perfectly dreary Saturday afternoon, this proved to be a lovely unexpected bright spot and we'll certainly be trying them again soon for dinner too. It's also nice to find a hidden gem right in our neighborhood. Give it a shot and after an hour or so of watching and dining, we'll bet you'll be tempted to pick up the clubs too.