I have a confession to make. Until I came to this place, I did not have a liking for seafood. Part of that is because I lived in AZ, and one thing that AZ is not known for is good seafood. The other part of this is also that I grew up on the Jersey Shore, and I always hated seafood because I thought it generally tasted fishy. As it turns out, this means that I had not been eating good fish that was prepared correctly. Given this information, and also the fact that it was highly recommended by a coworker, I decided to try eating the fish here, and golly was I surprised. Not only did I find out that I can eat and enjoy fish, but I found this to be one of the best restaurants in Greensboro! First, the beer. They served this craft tangerine beer, which was light and extremely drinkable. It was the perfect accompaniment to my meal, the Potato Crusted Grouper topped with Blue Cheese Onion Remoulade. It also came with three sides, cheddar garlic grits, hush puppies, and the grilled zucchini and yellow squash. Needless to say, the food was for the most part, fresh and delicious. The co-owners, Stu and Steve must really know how to run a restaurant, because not only is the food delicious, but the ambiance is great, and the customer service is top notch. I felt as if I was part of the family there. I also want to give a special shout to Darrell who not only was very friendly, but he was very knowledgable of the menu and servings, and had great suggestions on what to get to eat there. The grouper was amazing and I could taste both the meat and the crust in every bite. In fact, if I didn't know better, I would not have guessed I was eating fish at all. The bleu cheese and onion remoulade was not too strong and complemented the fish nicely. As far as the sides are concerned, they were all pretty good. The cheddar garlic grits were delicious, as was the grilled zucchini and squash. The hush puppies were ok, but to tell you the truth, it was in fact my first time eating them to my knowledge, and I don't know what to make of them. They seem like savory donuts to tell you the truth, so I can't really say whether I liked them or not. They were different, and of course as a newly minted southerner, I might need to eat them more to refine my palate for them. However, as great as the meal was, the real kicker was the dessert. I got their key lime pie. Now I am pretty biased when it comes to key lime pie, since I thought I made a really good one that was better than one you can get at a restaurant. However this blows mine out of the water. It was simply the best key lime pie I had ever eaten, which instantaneously made me jealous. The pie was not too tart, nor was it too sweet. It also did not fall apart in my fork when I ate it which is another plus. Finally, I could taste each part of the pie equally. It was so good, I bet the minstrels of old would write and sing long epic poems about it if they were still around. Instead we have Yelpers. Well, what are you waiting for? You need to go out and try this place, because it seriously opened up a whole new culinary world for me and is one of the few places that I would like to visit over and over again. If you give it a try, you might feel the same!
Robert Y. on Aug 16, 2015