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Lager Heads
The restaurant's slogan, "Great Minds Eat and Drink Alike" (etched on the entrance wall) is fitting for this pleasant onsite restaurant that offers a pub-style menu with a coastal twist. Menu items include buffalo shrimp, soups and salads, seafood specialties, 12 different kinds of burgers, plus a small selection of chicken and steak dishes. Prices range from $7 to $28.

Specialties include BBQ Baby Back Ribs, a Black Fin Crab Burger, house-made chili and the Catch 31 Oysters Rockefeller. Don't miss their Nacho Tower, made with mesquite chicken, black beans and roasted sweet corn. It's more elaborate and delicious than your average nachos.

Beer aficionados will appreciate the four menu pages devoted to beer. The "Beers Q & A" offers details on everything from what makes a Belgian ale different from a blonde one and what defines an Imperial Stout. Better still, you can sample Lager Heads' craft beers with beer flight choices that include four pales ales, brown ales, or seasonal brews.

Rest assured, though, it's not all about beer at Lager Heads. During our stay, there were many families throughout the restaurant's high top tables, booths, and outdoors on the comfortably furnished patio, listening to live acoustic music and watching other families bike by in surreys. Lager Heads is open for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

High chairs, crayons, and a colorable Lager Heads kids' menu with ocean trivia, true/false questions and seashell-themed math problems, are available. Kid-friendly fare includes a cheeseburger or chicken tenders with fries for $7, and fish and chips or macaroni and cheese for $5.

Room Service
A condensed version of Lager Heads menu is available (same pricing) via in-room dining from 5 to 9 p.m.

Hilton Garden Grille
Located off the lobby, the Garden Grille & Bar offers a breakfast buffet that includes cooked-to-order eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes and French toast. Buffet items include whole and fresh-cut fruits, oatmeal, a cereal selection, yogurt, bacon, home fries and pastries. Wooden high chairs are available, however, if you have a baby or toddler sleeping happily in the stroller, there's ample room to wheel the stroller up to your table and leave them be. The Grill is open everyday from 6 to 11 a.m. for breakfast and is $12.95 for ages 12 and up and $6.95 kids under 12.

Morning Coffee & Tea
Complimentary self-service Starbucks coffee and tea is available in the lobby each morning from 6 to 11 a.m. In the afternoon, the coffee service is swapped out for fancy dispensers filled with water and orange or lemon slices.

Pavilion Pantry
Located in the lobby, Pavilion Pantry is the place to pick up things for your room's microwave and mini-fridge, like mac and cheese, pasta, chicken and vegetable dishes, mini pizzas, yogurts and fruit cups, plus ice-cream snacks and toiletry items, too.

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