We drive to Port Dover and arrive at the Erie Beach Hotel. It's like a trip back in time. The front lawn is perfectly manicured like a golf course. Black chairs neatly line the front patio. We are greeted by a friendly host and escorted to the dining room which is nicely furnished. As we sit down at our table, Jacqueline looks around approvingly and turns into a little lady. A salad cart is wheeled up to our table and we have your pick: coleslaw, carrots, celery, pickles, onions, beets, marshmallow salad and bean salad. The waitress brings a basket of celery bread to the table -- we take one bite and we're in heaven. Rob and I order fish and chips. The Lake Erie perch is lightly battered and tastes delicious. Thomas and Jacqueline order chicken strips which are excellent. Everyone raves about the food. We are all stuffed by the end of dinner; not even Rob can finish Jacqueline's fries. Thomas says that now he knows why we drove all this way for dinner. We exit the restaurant and take another look at the perfectly green lawn. Then we get in our van and head out of town -- until next year.
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