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Hook line and sinker - boo! #208742
11/11/2019 12:47 PM
11/11/2019 12:47 PM
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NC, USA
capndar Offline OP
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The “ destination “ magazine that you are handed when boarding for St Thomas has a large ad for the restaurant “Hook Line and Sinker”
In the Frenchtown area. In the ad it offers a free pint from Frenchtown brewing with every meal. They just flat out don’t honor it. Our party of six c spent a bunch of money there, but likely our last visit. We had to argue with the waitress who initially said no, then who insisted on seeing the ad, (luckily we brought it) had to check with a manager, and then tore the ad out of EACH of the three magazines before “allowing” us one free beer per COUPLE even though both ordered full priced meals. The ad makes no mention of bringing the coupon or an expiration date.that said - Frenchtown brew was quite good and I can recommend them.

Disappointing business practice.

Last edited by capndar; 11/11/2019 12:50 PM.

Capndar
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Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: capndar] #208764
11/11/2019 02:56 PM
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Loved the old H,L and S and will never return to the new one..aweful, cold food and snotty serivice..shame. Try The French Quarter Bistro..really good all around.

Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: Manpot] #208772
11/11/2019 04:30 PM
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capndar Offline OP
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Thanks. What about the twisted cork, also nearby?


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Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: capndar] #208804
11/11/2019 11:56 PM
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Twisted Cork has been consistently very good pre- and post-Irma.

Have to say I've not had any issues at the 'new' HL&S and I visit it a couple times a year. Personally nothing beats a pizza, beer and friendly service at the Pie Whole the first night at CYOA after a long day of traveling.

Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: capndar] #208841
11/12/2019 11:14 AM
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Two thumbs up for Pie Hole.

Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: capndar] #209095
11/14/2019 05:41 PM
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Yep, skipping HLS. We hit Sea La Vie, Bella Blue, Twisted Cork, Oceana. But, our mainstay and default is Frenchtown Bistro. We had good pizzas last week at Pie Whole, but wish they had Frenchtown Brewing beers.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: capndar] #212869
01/03/2020 10:46 AM
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We're headed back to CYOA this summer after a two-year hiatus.
Thanks for these tips. We'll be sleeping aboard the first night, and figuring out where to eat that night is always a question.
We like the Twisted Cork and Bella Blue, so they are high on the list.

Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: capndar] #212892
01/03/2020 01:49 PM
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French Quarter Bistro has continually stepped up their food game.
Sea La Vie has extremely good dining choices and a wine list to match.
Twisted Cork has maintained high standards.
Oceana is now open and gets better each week and has that spectacular location to match.
The walkable Frenchtown restaurant scene makes stopping in more than one place for an evening out from the dock easy and enjoyable.
Welcome Back.

Re: Hook line and sinker - boo! [Re: capndar] #213355
01/08/2020 04:05 PM
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We love French Quarter Bistro, former Betsy's, and it has parking. Pie Whole has been better lately. French Town Brewing is a great place to visit and provision some beers; they do 32 oz Crowler cans.

Cheers, RickG


S/V Echoes, 2003 Benetau 423
St. John, USVI

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