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Old 01-01-2009, 12:27 AM
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portland, ore coast guard base. crab,steaks, and burgers on fridays.
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Hey guys, I'm new here, but i'll throw my .02 cents in.

Best chow halls that I can remember was Camp Arifjan in Kuwait after our deployment was over and we were on our way back; and at Ft. Campbell, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital DFAC.

Like it was mentioned earlier, hospital DFACS seem to have the best all around food
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Old 03-23-2009, 9:49 AM
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Best chow hall by far is the one at the Naval Air station in Pensacola Florida. It was like a good Denny's. Clean, efficient and friendly. Plus they had late hours for us all nighters. Yup, P-cola rocked!

I don't think I can count Waffle House. Wish I could. Now that was a grease pit.

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Old 03-23-2009, 4:22 PM
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Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1969-70. I was Master at Arms at the mess hall and ate with the cooks after the rest of the sailors had finished. I thought I was going to hate that assignment, turned out to be the best I would ever eat during my 4 years.
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Best chow hall I ate at was on Coronado while in BUDS. They made whatever you wanted and they did it with a smile!
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Best chow hall I ate at was on Coronado while in BUDS. They made whatever you wanted and they did it with a smile!
You were on the other side of Coronado. Trust me the air side of the island had a horrible chow hall. I got food poisoning from the there twice. I think the first time was from bacon. Man I was sick.
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US Embassy chow hall Baghdad, Iraq.........Would you like mortars with your steak sir?
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You were on the other side of Coronado. Trust me the air side of the island had a horrible chow hall. I got food poisoning from the there twice. I think the first time was from bacon. Man I was sick.
I loved the NASNI Chow Hall. I ate lunch there at least twice a week from '89-93 and again from 2003-2006. I do believe the NAB chow hall was better though 96-00.
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Old 03-23-2009, 9:42 PM
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I loved the NASNI Chow Hall. I ate lunch there at least twice a week from '89-93 and again from 2003-2006. I do believe the NAB chow hall was better though 96-00.
03-06 I was there. Maybe waiting behind you in line. As much as I didnt like the place you cant beat the prices. Funny to hear of people kickin the same curbs as you.
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Hold on, you're a senior chief?!? Then yes, I was definitely behind you. Haha.
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i think the quality of a dfac/chow hall depends on how long you've been in the field. i can remember wanting to vomit after eating chili mac at NTC (11th ACR), but after being in the field for a month collecting ball sweat, drinking warm water, and eating mre tootsie rolls...that same chili mac was delightful.
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Corry Station, Pensacola Fl. Steamboat Round on Fridays
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Definetly the better food was on the (SSN). Better than my ship. Most of their cooks were very good.
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I loved the NASNI Chow Hall. I ate lunch there at least twice a week from '89-93 and again from 2003-2006. I do believe the NAB chow hall was better though 96-00.
Isnt that the Chow hall right across from the Swastika dorms? If so then That was THE WORST CHOW I have ever had the miss fortune of eating!
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back in the day would be camp pendleton hospital, soi, then mainside. stay clear of the margarita monster! after seeing her i couldn't eat any more. the only bad part about division schools. ft hunter ligget wasn't too bad. 32nd st was real good, but only ate there for a couple of days.
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Kadena AFB in Okinawa. every friday was new york seak day, being a lucky Jarhead I had a pass to eat at thier dining facility, nothing like a USMC or Navy chow hall, more like a reasturaunt. plus got to see the SR71 up close many times while there. great site to watch take off at night.
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Old 04-26-2009, 8:35 AM
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Best chow hall I ate at was on Coronado while in BUDS. They made whatever you wanted and they did it with a smile!
WHAT?! We never had the time to sit down. We just slurped the jello, put the bread in our pockets and passed the rest to the rest of the boat crew. Usually the senior class bumped us and we got screwed. NAB food was ok. Beats great mistakes though!!! I still give former Castle Air Force Base in Merced my vote.
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Old 04-28-2009, 8:17 PM
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The best dining hall chow was the one designated for returning flight crews in the USAF Strategic Air Command. In Flight Mess could be visited by any general in SAC at anytime so the food was above & beyond normal chow hall fare.I was assigned to the flight line so we made the in flight mess halls wherever we were stationed and introduced lots of our peers to the great meals .I spoke with my cousin recently who was in the usaf training command , he remembered an experience at a SAC base where he was picking up a prisoner and ended up in the in flight mess one evening for midnight chow,he said it was the best he ever had in the USAF .
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The best dining hall chow was the one designated for returning flight crews in the USAF Strategic Air Command. In Flight Mess could be visited by any general in SAC at anytime so the food was above & beyond normal chow hall fare.We were assigned to the flight line so we made the in flight mess halls wherever we were stationed 7 nights a week and introduced lots of our peers to the great meals .I spoke with my cousin recently who was in the usaf training command , he remembered an experience at a SAC base where he was picking up a prisoner and ended up in the in flight mess one evening for midnight chow,he said it was the best he ever had in the USAF .

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al taqquaddum main chow hall by the px or the uss ft mchenry
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I think Al Taqquaddum LakeSide was better.
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LSAA Anaconda, Steak and King Crab dinner.
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If you ever make it to CEDAR 2, the bunker buster sandwich is awesome.
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naval station yokusuka, japanese chefs!, very tasty, well organized, clean food. USS kitty hawk on deployment, sunday was lobster/king crab legs, with steaks...yum..
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Corry Station, Pensacola Fl. Steamboat Round on Fridays
Corry Station's chow hall was good, but my favorite was at Hickam AFB. I also have to mention Uncle Frosty's at Doha. The free hotdogs were awesome after a month on MREs.
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When I was at Pensacola in 2001 the galley was pretty good. I will report back about it in a few months when I am back down there.
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DFAC-3, Al Asad Air Base - as big as your average Wal-Mart, with everything you could ever want. T-bones and lobster tails every Wed. night, king crab legs every Thurs. night, more cakes and desserts than the bakery at any grocery store stateside... Now that I think of it, lots of fat soldiers, too...

Aside from that, my understanding is that it theoretically shouldn't get any better than the Chief's Mess on a SSBN.
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Aviano AFB, we were the only Army company there. Food was great as well as living quarters.
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Yokoda Air Base Japan. Back in the early 70's. Mid-Night chow 25 cent. Hambugers, Steaks , fries or omletes cooked to order, all you could eat.
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Not Mil. but Facility C Dining 1. Those of you who know, know!
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Furstenfeldbruck, Germany at the German mess hall. It was wunderbar!
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naval station yokusuka, japanese chefs!, very tasty, well organized, clean food. USS kitty hawk on deployment, sunday was lobster/king crab legs, with steaks...yum..
Kitty Hawk on deployment? you're kidding right? cold beanies and wienies, rock hard sliders and spoiled rollers for midrats is far from a good meal.
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Zweibrucken AFB, Germany (mid 70's), great chow all the times my dad took us kids which was quite often, especially since he was a E-9!

More recently, King Salmon Air Force Station, Alaska. All contracted out, but great chow, especially their surf & turf on Fridays!
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I loved eating on the Chief's mess on the JCS, but to be honest. The best chow that I have had to this date on a military installation has been on Lackland AFB in San Antonio.
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