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Ocean Breeze
Ocean Breeze

Ocean breeze is one of my favorite on base restaurants. The two-level consolidated Club is a 44,000-square-foot facility that includes a 165-seat Mediterranean-themed dining room called The Veranda with booth- and banquet-style seating; two banquet rooms, the Northern Breeze and the Southern Breeze, to accommodate private parties and professional functions; a 118-machine gaming area; and both the Enlisted and Staff NCO lounges that retain their historic monikers of Globe & Anchor and Chesty’s, respectively.

I have a few lunch dates with my girlfriends at The Veranda and I haven’t been disappointed. I have tried the Italian, Asian, Hawaiian lunch buffets.  You can choose from a couple of soups and salads. I have enjoyed the corn soup as well as the green chili chicken soup. This was offered at the Asian and Hawaiian buffet.  For drinks you have the option of ice tea and water. It is self service.  You can also make your own parfait with the yogurt, nuts and granola cereal available.

With the main course, you have a wide variety to choose from. Sometimes there is a fried rice station, where you have chefs to prepare your rice to your liking. The serving is pretty small, but you always get to go back again for seconds!  My favorite dishes were Sesame Chicken (Asian) and Chicken Katsudon (Asian). From the Hawaiian menu, I enjoyed the Hawaiian-style curry.  For deserts you have a simple choice of cookies and brownies.

All lunch buffets are $8.95 for adults.

Here is their weekly menu:

Mondays: Chuck wagon
Tuesdays: Italian
Wednesdays: Asian
Thursday: Hawaiian
Friday: Catfish

You can view their detailed menu here.

The Veranda also offers weekend breakfast buffets. I still have to try them, but I hear they are good. It is open from 9am till 2pm.
If you do not want the buffet menu, you can choose from their regular menu.

Directions:  When you enter Camp Foster from the spot gate, keep going straight. You will see Ocean Breeze on your right at the first stop sign.

5 COMMENTS

  1. This place is horrible. It used to be ok but my last two experiences I have decided to never go back the first time I went since returning to the island i ordered the Greek athena salad but they didn’t have the dolma’s and the cheese for it. This past time I ordered the breeze burger and it was freezer burnt. Avoid. If you must eat on base go to the food court instead.

  2. Me, my two friends, and our three young children had a terrible experience in the dining/bar. ( not the veranda ) our waitress never refilled our drinks even after I asked for more. She did not check on us to see if we had everything we needed. The time she DID come around she brought our bills. We weren’t ready and wanted dessert. She did not clear any plates off as we ate our desserts so we had a very crowded table and still no drink refills. I had to ask for my dressing for my salad. When we actually wanted our bill we waited a good 15/20 minutes until I went up to the bar and asked for our bill. Out bills were completely wrong abs had to be corrected TWICE. Our waitress switched with some other waitress so there was much confusion. We spoke with the assistant manager and I gave her a written ice comment card on a napkin ( they do no provide ice comment cards ) but she didn’t seem concerned or even apologetic and we left in satisfied and very unhappy with the outcome. Would never recommend to anyone to go there.

  3. I am sorry to say, I have eaten at the Ocean Breeze twice, once from the buffet and once off the menu and I was not impressed either time. When I ate off the buffet a lot of the food dishes were empty or almost empty, and there was no foreseeable plan to refill. And when I ordered off the menu (to go) it took almost an hour to get my sandwich and when I got it, it was cold. (It was supposed to be hot.) Personally, I will probably only go back here when I have to for work luncheons.

  4. Just wanted to add that the buffet themes have changed.
    Monday: Mexican
    Tuesday: Cajun
    Wednesday: Asain
    Thursday: Hawaiian
    Friday: Italian
    The Mexican is by far my favorite. The action station is create your own quesadilla!

  5. I love the fried rice station!! It’s so good to be able to pick exactly what you want in it and get it steaming hot right out of the pan. Yum.

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