Daytona Beach Restaurant Review – DBNJ – Fish City Grill
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May 07, 2008
Chalkboard specials reel them in
Kathy Page, Accent’s editorial assistant, enjoyed dinner on a recent Sunday evening with her husband, Robert, and their 15-year-old son, Jimmy, at Fish City Grill.
Q. What type of place is Fish City Grill?
It’s part of a chain that originated in Dallas under another name. The atmosphere is casual, with brick walls, dark wood and colorful prints and lighting. Black-and-white photos of fishermen decorate the walls.
Q. Did you have to wait long to be seated?
No, we were seated right away with our choice of a booth or table. We chose a booth in the back room. Amanda, our server, explained the specials on the chalkboard feature the catches of the day. Five to six different fresh fish and shellfish items are offered, and they change twice daily for lunch and dinner.
Q. What kind of appetizer
did you order?
We decided on the coconut shrimp. Five jumbo shrimp were served with Thai chili dipping sauce. We all love squid, so we had to try the crispy calamari. It was served with olive aioli and Thai chili sauce. Both were delicious and priced at $6.99 each. Robert also sampled a bowl of gumbo ($5.29), loaded with shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and okra. It had good flavor, but he added a shot of hot sauce to kick it up a notch.
Q. And what were your
Each of us ordered a chalkboard special. I decided on the sauteed grouper and shrimp marinara with cheese tortellini ($13.99). Robert had the seared salmon with cashew-honey butter ($14.99). It was served with freshly cooked squash and zucchini with rice. Jimmy chose the barbecue-grilled corvina (a mild, flaky, white fish similar to mahi-mahi), with andouille mashed potatoes and green beans ($18.99). We were all very happy with our selections. I was the only one who had any left to take home to enjoy the next day.
Q. What else is on the
There are several Cajun steamer platters and “Fish City favorites” like the shrimp basket for $6.99. Oyster, crab cake, catfish and shrimp dinners range from $8.99 to $12.99. “Things that don’t swim” include Cajun chicken pasta ($10.79), red beans and rice ($3.99 cup), grilled or blackened chicken breast dinner ($8.99), chipotle chicken ($9.99) and Hugo’s Louisiana pot roast ($8.59). There are also salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, a kids’ menu and a burger.
Q. Was there room for dessert?
We chose the chocolate lava cake and added a hot apple crisp, also served a la mode with vanilla ice cream ($4.49). Amanda brought us three spoons and we savored every bite.
Q. How was the service?
Their motto is “Friendly folks. Serious seafood,” and it showed with friendly service from an energetic staff.
Q. Would you dine there again?
Q. What was the total?
$83.62 for the three of us, plus tip.
Fish City Grill
WHERE: 348 N. Nova Road, (The Trails Shopping Center, behind Coldwater Creek), Ormond Beach
ACCESSIBILITY: There is plenty of close parking; handicapped accessible
HOURS: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
MISCELLANEOUS: Major credit cards accepted, full bar and wine list, including frozen margaritas, take-out available, outdoor seating
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