I had always wanted to try the food at Tony Roma’s, but I thought it was pricey. If not for Donna, I would not have known that it offered $10 to $15 lunch specials.
Finding a place to park even during late lunch time was quite a challenge, but we finally found one. Inside the restaurant, a food staffer directed us to a table for four near the entrance and handed us a copy of the special lunch menu.
We agreed to try the steak but I changed my mind when I saw the $11 grilled mahi-mahi with pineapple salsa. Donna chose the $10 St. Louis ribs. Everyone raves about Tony Roma’s ribs, so you, too, have to try them.
Our friendly food staffer served us a roll of fresh bread and we munched on it while waiting for our food. A few minutes later, two platters were placed on our table — Donna’s St. Louis ribs: a large, meaty cut of pork rib dripping with Tony Roma’s original sauce and served with a cup of rice, steamed string beans and corn on the cob; and my grilled mahi-mahi served on top of yellow rice with pineapple cubes, a slice of lemon and broccoli.
Despite our hunger, we spent a lot of time taking pictures of our mouth-watering meals. That’s how good they looked.
If you are on a budget, try the other items on the local lunch specials menu which include the apple citrus salad with chicken served with cup soup, kick’n shrimp sandwich, demi glace burger, creamy spinach chicken sandwich, baby back ribs, grilled salmon with tomato pesto and steak lunch with cup soup. Just ask the food staffer about the day’s steak. One more option for the local lunch specials is the mini-burger trio for $15. You get a mini-buffalo chicken burger, a mini-demi burger and a mini-fried salmon burger plus a serving of French fries.
Tony Roma’s is known for its delicious ribs, seafood and steak.
Dining there is a festive experience with the tables set close together yet still providing some form of privacy
Tony Roma’s local lunch specials are available from 11 a.m. t o 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. It is located at Comete Building on Beach Road in Garapan.
Credit cards are accepted. For inquiries or reservations, call 233-9193 or visit http://www.tonyromas.com/locations/saipan.
First published at the Marianas Variety