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Where to eat in East Waikiki

My family and I are going to Oahu in a week. We are staying near the zoo. My husband will be working during the day, so I will be on my own with my 7 & 9 year old kids. I'm looking for inexpensive food somewhat near the hotel. We like all kinds of Asian food, I'd like to try some local dishes, and some days would like to do carry-out (and eat at the beach? In a park?) I'd love to find a place that has good vietnamese sandwiches...

I am also planning on eating dim sum at least once. It's my daughter's favorite and we can't get it where we live (Mobile, AL). I will have a car - how hard is it to drive to Chinatown and park?

Also we need some advice on shave ice - I'm sure my kids will request it many times!

Thanks in advance!

Jul 16, 2014
nicoley in Hawaii

Late Lunch on Saturday?

We are getting in to NOLA around 2-2:30 on Saturday and are staying at the Whitney. What is available for a late lunch in the general area? A lot of places seem to stop serving at around 2 or so.

Also, for dinner I was thinking of doing a moveable cocktail/appetizer affair in the French Quarter (but certainly not limited to the FQ). Where are your favorite spots/cocktails/appetizers so I can try to plan an itinerary. I would potentially like to end up at the Three Muses.

Thanks for your help!

Three Muses
536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Nov 09, 2011
nicoley in New Orleans


I would do Noja for dinner. I am not a fan of Wintzell's. For seafood I would go to the causeway - Original Oyster House, Blue Gill and Ed's are all good choices for dining with a view of the water. Make sure to order the Royal Reds (shrimp).

Tiny Diny is a more southern breakfast - I prefer it to Spot of Tea. Callaghan's does a great burger and is in one of the prettiest neighborhoods in Mobile and after you can walk to Cream and Sugar for coffee and dessert. I like Dew Drop Inn for their cheeseburgers. Jerusalem Cafe is not worth the trip. If you like Pho, a good place is Pho 88 on Azalea right off Airport. We also like the Bicycle Shop for Mexican (downtown).

Dew Drop Inn Restaurant
1808 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36607

Spot of Tea
310 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

Original Oyster House
3733A Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Blue Gill Restaurant
3775 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Tiny Diny Restaurant
2159 Halls Mill Rd, Mobile, AL 36606

Pho 88
395 Azalea Rd, Mobile, AL 36609

6 1/2 1/2 Jackson St N, Mobile, AL 36602

Jun 19, 2011
nicoley in Central South

2 days in Birmingham

To clarify - we can't do high-end, fine dining. But we can eat any kind of ethnic food. My children are adventurous eaters.

Jun 30, 2009
nicoley in General South Archive

2 days in Birmingham

My husband and two children (2 and 4 years old) will be spending two days in Birmingham at the Hotel Highland. I'd love recommendations for places in that general area that are relatively child friendly. Walking distance is a plus. We eat all kinds of food - we are originally from NYC but live in Mobile AL now and really miss the diverse food we used to eat.


Jun 29, 2009
nicoley in General South Archive