After a ride on the ferry from Valdez to Whittier, and a drive to Homer I arrived tired and hungry. The Homestead was recommended by our innkeeper, so we were eager to try it out.
The menu choices were typical of the restaurants we have frequented in Alaska, and the prices were a bit higher than average.
M selected the halibut special and I selected the duck. The waitress specifically stated that the food is prepared with the customer's tastes in mind. I cannot eat spicy food, so she assured me that my meal would not be spicy.
She was absolutely correct. Nothing spicy hot. However, my rice and beans were luke-warm by the time my dish was served. Everything else on the plate was fine. When I mentioned this to the waitress, she assured me that she would bring a side dish of piping hot rice and beans, which she did. It was delicious, as was the rest of my meal.
We do not eat bread, so we cannot comment from first-hand experience. However, I overheard someone at a nearby table say how good the bread was.
Any dieter would be very happy with the portions. I was surprised to see so few veggies on my plate.
I would recommend checking out the road repair schedule for the remainder of summer 2014 on East End Road. We waited 10 minutes in traffic due to road construction. Give yourself ample time to wait for traffic so that you are on time for your reservation.
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