Sunday, January 17, 2010

Salt Rock Grill, Indian Shores, Florida

I've never had a bad meal at Salt Rock Grill. It's a lovely, vibrant waterfront restaurant with views of the intracoastal waterway. It's always warm, noisy, and great for people-watching due to the "pretty" crowd it attracts. Not cheap, but not ridiculous, either. Service is good, but a little rushed and almost TOO efficient (they know how to get those tables turned). On a recent outing, our group enjoyed several offerings (most of whom selected lobster dishes, which were deemed tasty in spite of the fact that most were served a little on the cool side). While the food is generally solid, it's not particularly creative...and is usually enjoyable, but not unforgettable. However, one showstopper was a creamy seafood chowder that was the special of the evening...I wish hadn't been so busy hoovering it down that I forgot to photograph it.

My stone crab claws were perfect (but it's hard to screw them up, unless they're not fresh)! The mustard sauce tasted sweet and little too much like honey mustard dressing for my taste, but did not deter me. :)  They were huge and pricy but, was my birthday and one only turns 39 a dozen times.

All entrees come with a side dish and a house or Caesar salad. The Caesar was on the small side and of the  "standard-issue" variety, but difficult to find much fault with nonetheless.

Felicia's Lobster Scampi had potential but was served at room temp.

The rest of the boyz ordered lobster, as well...all presented similar to the (slightly uninspiring) plating as seen above.  Ravishing Rhonda registered no complaints about her King Crab Legs, however.

Perhaps not the greatest experience I've ever had at Salt Rock, but they were uber-slammed that night and the cuisine is usually more solid. Enjoyable experience for the most part.


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