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After Elke and I dropped our bags off at the Tiny Home, we drove down the road to explore eating establishments.   There are so many interesting places to eat in the Delta, but we had two nearby restaurants in our sights.  The first place we visited was Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant and Bar.  Long story short, I convinced Elke to pass on this restaurant in favor of the Lighthouse Bar and Grill.  (I argued my case based on this restaurant having 1 tenth of a star more than Moore’s Riverboat on a Google review.)  We’ll come back to Moore’s.  The Lighthouse was not what we anticipated.  The outside is just ok.  It might look better lit up.  The inside is a basic bar.

There is a big banner outside the Lighthouse Bar and Grill that boasts the “World Famous Pineapple Upside Down Cake”.  This alone intrigued me.  I am not a fan of pineapple upside down cake, but any time a restaurant boasts “World Famous” or “World’s Best”, I am a sucker for that kind of language.  I am usually happy to step right up and judge the truth of their claim.  In this case, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake is an alcoholic drink that is very sweet and honest to goodness, it tastes like a pineapple upside down cake!  It was a pleasure to try this drink, but I probably wouldn’t order it again – too sweet.  Elke ordered a Cadillac margarita, which was well made.

While I was fairly comfortable in this place, Elke wasn’t really a fan of the atmosphere.  We decided to order a snack to eat with our drinks, and then we would go back to Moore’s for dinner.  We each ordered their quesadilla.  What we got were two quesadillas that might have weighed in at over 1 pound each!  Elke is not really a fan of huge portions, but I heard her say that this was the best quesadilla she had ever tasted.  We both ate more than we’d planned to eat, and as you can probably imagine, the cheese-based dish hit our stomaches like lead weights.  Though we both put portions of our “snack” in a to-go container, we left very full.   There would be no dinner at Moore’s on this night.

The next morning, we decided to have coffee (…just coffee.  We were still full from the previous night’s snack!) at Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant and Bar.

With the sun shining, the outdoor eating area was just lovely.

Part of me wanted to have a nice breakfast at Moore’s.  The other part of me knew that a sumptuous brunch at The Grand Island Mansion would be starting soon.  Elke and I bid farewell to Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant and Bar with dreams to come back soon with friends.