Free fish and fries at Long John Silver’s on Saturday

Long John Silver'sHere at Dine 909 we like free, and we also like fish and chips, which is why we’ll likely be standing in line at Long John Silver’s sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday (August 2).

The seafood chain is repeating its successful (and likely Guinness record-breaking) fish and fries giveaway it held at the end of June.

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Breezy Elks Fish Fry is Friday

The Breezy Elks Annual Fish Fry will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (April 6) at the Ontario Elks Lodge, 1150 W. Fourth St., Ontario.

One-piece dinners are $5; two-piece dinners are $7; and three-piece dinners are $9. French fries and cole slaw are included. Tickets will be $1 more at the door.

Dessert will also be available. Larry Stevens will provide entertainment.

A limit of 400 tickets will be sold.

All profits go back into the lodge for its various charities.

Tickets are on sale at lodge office. Call 909-984-2777 for information.

One fish, two fish, eat fish, view fish

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Market Broiler has partnered with Seafood for the Future and created a new sustainable seafood menu.

Order any item from the new sustainable seafood menu and you’ll receive a free ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

However, it’s a limited time offer and will end at the end of the year, if supplies last.

Market Broiler has Inland Empire locations in Ontario and Riverside.

For more information, click here.

San Bernardino Long John Silver’s reopens

Just in time for meatless Fridays for lots of people, the sole San Bernardino Long John Silver’s, 145 E. Highland Ave., has reopened!

The restaurant had been closed since last year and the location was wiped from the LJS website.

The story, as told to me by a the wife of a guy who gets his haircut at the barbershop across the street, is that the restaurant closed after a kitchen fire and the reconstruction was held up when the contractor wasn’t being paid due a snafu with the insurance company.

Makes perfect sense to me.

Anyway, Donna, I’m sure you’re glad that they have reopened, just in time to get fish and chips (but no chicken planks!) on Friday.

San Bernardino Long John Silver’s goes belly-up

I drove by the remaining San Bernardino Long John Silver’s on Highland Avenue the other day and noticed it’s still “closed for remodeling.”

Um…yeah…it’s been “closed for remodeling” for months now. However, the signage was still up, so I thought for a split second that they might actually be doing work inside the boarded-up restaurant.

When I got home, I checked the restaurant’s website for nearby locations.

The San Bernardino location was no longer listed.

They are closed.

Through a Google search I found a couple of listings which indicate to me that they might be trying to sell the franchise and keep it as a Long John Silver’s, perhaps combined with a KFC. I think that’s a good move.

For those of you who are now craving fried seafood, just down the street from the closed LJS is the H. Salt Fish & Chips at 1484 E. Highland Ave. They’ve been there for ages and the folks that work there are the best.

Market Broiler still celebrating 20 years with specials

Last night I had a wonderful (and inexpensive) meal at Market Broiler at the Ontario Mills mall.

I’ve seen the advertisement announcing 20th anniversary deals on that electronic billboard off the southbound 15 near Fourth Street, but I haven’t had a chance to check them out for myself until last night.

I swear the Riverside location has been there for more than 20 years.

They have three deals that are offered every day:

  • Fish and chips ($7.95)
  • Fresh catch of the day ($9.95)
  • Snow crab platter ($9.95)

They also have four daily deals, all priced at $9.95:

  • Mondays: Design your own duo
  • Tuesdays: Sirloin steak and shrimp
  • Wednesdays: Caramelized salmon
  • Thursdays: Triple “S” combo (Salmon, snapper and shrimp skewer)

In addition to the meal specials, they are offering half-price wine on Mondays and Tuesdays,
and half-price appetizers (one per guest) on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Click here to see all the deals.
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