Blu Que Island Grill
Blu Que Island Grill

Blu Que Island Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluqueislandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 9413460738
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner : Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - Close
    BREAKFAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9 TO 12 $12 BREAKFAST WITH BLOODY AND MIMOSA BAR SAT & SUNDAY
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: SERVADO MACIAS
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ask us about catering your next event!
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour MON - FRI 12-6pm and 10pm-close

    MONDAYS
    75 cent Wings all day & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

    TUESDAYS
    $15 smoked prime rib all day & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

    WEDNESDAYS
    ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER $35
    CALL FOR DETAILS

    THURSDAYS
    FULL RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS AND BAKE BEANS $15

    FRIDAYS
    $50 all you can eat King Crab, Happy Hour 12-6pm & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

    SATURDAYS
    $35 all you can eat Lobster,

    SUNDAYS
    $5 Pulled Pork Sandwiches all day & Pig Roast
  • Special Events: Ask us about special events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking, parking lot and FREE valet.
A word from Blu Que Island Grill
Blu Que Island Grill and Bar offers smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow over hickory and apple wood. Blu Que Island Grill delivers the highest quality food and service. Our menu offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbeque… and of course, we didn’t forget the accompaniments: crisp salads, savory soups, mouthwatering side dishes and a delicious selection of home-style desserts are not to be missed.

Be sure to compliment your meal with one of our specialty drinks, domestic and import beers, or fine wines.

Happy Hour From MON - FRI 12 to 6
Live Entertainment Daily- see our calendar. Looking forward to ‘seating’ you soon!
$12 BREAKFAST WITH BLOODY AND MIMOSA BAR SAT & SUNDAY
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blu Que Island Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)romantic (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • meh-loud, pricey, great ribs
    photoman6
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    i chose this restaurant mainly from prior reviews and the interesting menu. The experience was less than ecstatic. The menu is interesting, though pricey. We dined outdoors, and the waiter seemed to be a bit out of it. Had to ask for basic items like plates for apps, spoons for coffee. After a while a calypso band started playing loudly and annoyingly. Despite half price appetizers and a split of wine the tab was over $100 for 4, which included two sandwiches. Better food at better prices all over Sarasota
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful!
    SB234VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Awful! The music was BAD, the fries were cold. The food wasn't good. It took an extra ten minutes for my daughters hot dog to arrive (and we had to track down someone to tell!) when it finally arrived it was cold in the middle. They gave it to us for free, but I still had to feed her when we got home. I predict it will be gone soon. Don't waste your time here!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little bit of Key West....
    DiscerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Another great Sunday night excursion to BluQue, with excellent entertainment and a Key west like atmosphere on the covered deck. Can really recommend the cherry smoked wings and the Sunday special Luau pulled pork. Pour the home made BBQ sauce on! Also a cool touch is the sparkler they attach to certain bottles of wine when they are delivering them to your table that really catch peoples attention. Great service, fun atmosphere and inexpensive but tasty food makes for an excellent combination on Siesta Key.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect weeknight date
    Localdiner
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were sat immediately. Service was great, our server was very professional an knowledgable. She made it a great dining experience! Our food came fast and tasted great! I will definitely be back and will tell everyone about Blu Que Island Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First but not the last visit!
    DiscerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had the chance to eat at this Siesta Key local standard on a rainy Sunday night. Had a great island atmosphere as we sat outside on the covered deck while a Jimmy Buffet sound-a-like entertained the sparse 8 pm crowd. One of had an outstanding salad with pulled pork and another tried the 5$ special Pork sandwich. Frankly the "special" left a lot to be desired being basically a hamburger bun with pork, which was pretty tasty but no sides accompany this so it's kind of like "the dollar menu". Next time will skip the "special" and go for a full plate for the extra 3 bucks. We did split the absolute best barbeque chicken wings appetizer I've ever tasted. Smoked with cherry wood or something. Phenomenal! Good service and a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot
    SWFLDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Outdoor dining, flip-flops, casual, outdoor guitarist/vocalist, fun kind of place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eats
    BobHVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Enjoyed our meal. Will return. Relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed the live entertainment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Bar Atmosphere
    SAVORYVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was a gem of a find on Siesta Key. It is Bar Food +++. If you out and about as we were this is the place to go when hunger strikes. Good food, friendly atmosphere, and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great purchase.
    travelandeat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was great. We come to siesta key every year for the past 3 yrs. Blu que is always on our list of places we HAVE to eat. Waitress was great. She checked on us at perfect times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong Menu
    Brunch
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I made reservations for a Friday night so we could have the all you could eat king crab legs. When we got to the resteraunt and ordered our drinks and appetizer we asked about the crab legs and the waitress said that is Saturday night. I told her the menu online shows Friday night. She said they know. They wouldn't honor it so we left. Very, very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Your restuarant was recommended by two people so we gave it a try. First time visitor and really enjoyed the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Took my family there while vacationing in Siesta Key and was very disappointed. The restaurant inside is very dingy looking and the food is mediocre at best. My daughter ordered the fried grouper sandwich and said it was good and I had the lamb shank and it was fairly good , but everything else was pretty bad. My vegetables were not good at all. I couldn't eat them. My wife and other daughter didn't eat the I meals and my grandchildren told me their hamburger was the toughest, hamburger they'd ever eaten. So no one really enjoyed their meal. The one redeeming quality was that our waitress was very nice and did her job well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RuLax
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    More fans needed for out door seating. Lobster Mac & cheese was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visited to see Nick LeValley
    Marcy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have never eaten here but came to hear Nick LeValley- great musician by the way- and were pleasantly surprised at the delicious food! The wine list was missing just about every bottle my husband ordered but it was the weekend after July 4th so no deliveries that week I'm guessing. I would highly recommend though! Do yourself a favor and vallet park.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice stop
    jimb
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I just picked a place on open table in the area. We had not been there before. This would be a great place just to hang out and listen to the music outside. We were looking for a quieter evening as it was our anniversary so we ate inside. Food was very good, service was outstanding, and the prices were reasonable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4th of July dinner
    mmbtrmat
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a group of 8 dining the 4th of July night. We walked a mile there and a mile back just to eat there, due to the holiday traffic. It was worth it! Everything was great from the service of our waitress, to the appitizer, pulled pork samples, dinner and the live music. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 200 reviews are from the Blu Que Island Grill reviews archive.
  • Loud, food was terrible
    TootsVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I won't return, very disappointing. Shrimp and grits was more like shrimp and soup. Calamari had very little chewable calamari, mostly fried bits. Horrible.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Annoying Smokers
    KateVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Even though two patrons were told they couldn't smoke inside the restaurant they managed to do it just the same. We were seated in the outdoor area of the restaurant and the first person proceeded to go outside but actually hang over the side wall talking to his companion while smoking, not caring that it was disturbing our meal. The wait staff said nothing to them and after the first one did it they both lit up and he continued to smoke while sitting in his booth and she hung over the side. I believe it was a manager that walked by many times and never said anything to them. We live on Siesta but if this ever happens again we will not return even though it's one of our favorite places, no smoking should mean no smoking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was good. Surprised that it is primarily outdoor seating and then a bar area inside, looked run down. But the waiter was wonderful! Very attentive, kept our large group set with drinks and food. Some creativity on the menu. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Little Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This is a great little place with great drinks and appetizers. A fun place to go after the beach to grab a bite to eat. We had the smoked wings and crab cake appetizers and the the rib special for dinner. Very nice sizes and great taste. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Que Siesta key
    kc1234
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was excellent. Food and drinks were prompt and good. Enjoyed my visit. Pork Smell a little overwhelming would be my only comment. Great weekly specials promoted on chalk board! place packed for lunch when we left, glad to see that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent!
    Melindandteve
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Ribs were delicious! Salad was very fresh and full of flavor unlike many boring iceburg salads. Strawberry daqueri was a little pricey but so good I had two! Can't wait to return during our next vacation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    gordandmax
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    nice restaurant, nice food, good service, and a local gem
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My 40th B-Day at Blue Que
    Llamadelamuerte
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I am SO happy we chose Blu Que for my birthday. Everything was great. From the service to the food. We couldn't have asked for a better server. Eric made sure that everyone was attended to. We ordered the Smoked Chicken Wings, Calamari and Fish Dip. Fantabulous! For dinner we had, All you can eat Maine Lobsters. So worth it... After dessert, it was time to go. We ALL made sure to tip Eric well and that he was fairly compensated for his time and service. We were there for four hours and not once did we "want" for anything the whole meal. Thank you Blu Que for a great start to our evening and an awesome memory for my 40th! I would totally recommend Blu Que to anyone I know. We cant wait to go back for Smoked Prime Rib and Pulled Pork Sliders!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss out
    MATTHEWVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This place is a great heading gem all u can eat lobster kids got a frisbee with there meals to take home
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We were disappointed to discover that we could not order any of the pig roast that they do on Sundays. This was our only reservation (which I called and asked about the pig and the hostess said it was available for order all day) for the whole trip and we were really looking forward to it. Although we received a decent portion of a "sample" of the pig, we thought that the pig smoking out front was more of a ploy to bring people in to eat there than to actually serve the pig to its customers. Also, the waitress was horrible, she didn't know much about the pig and didn't even check on us when we got our food. We probably will not eat there again next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Typical beach bar and restaurant
    VTTravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    In Siesta village there are several very casual spots to drink and eat and this may be one of the better ones. The menu offers a nice choice of appetizers and entrees, mostly barbecued. Full bar with decent choices for wines by the glass. Very good live entertainment. We asked to be seated indoors, where it was air-conditioned, away from the action. We left after one glass of wine and appetizers...the restaurant (and restrooms!) were just a little too casual for us. Complimentary valet parking available.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Scotish salmon
    ninav364VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    OpenTabel navigated us to this place for lunch. It looks shabby outside but food turned out to be great! we had clam chowder and liked it very much. Piece of grilled scotish salmon over a wedge salad was small but delicious. Services was prompt. They even had a live music for lunch! short walk to the beach, very pleasant area.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Weather or Not"
    Rusty
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We go to Blue Que on a regular basis ...three times in the last 7 days. We love the BBQ ...pulled pork, brisket and the ribs. We especially enjoy the live music. Sunday night with Marcel...the man just oozes talent. The "Q" is setup for inside dining, covered dining and outside dining. The covered dining is normally open air so that you may enjoy the ambiance of the Siesta Key Village. If the weather requires, the outside seating can be enclosed for protection. If the "Q" outside seating is closed up due to weather and the "house" is full, then the noise level limits the ability to have causal conversation.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First experience opinion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A bit over-priced. The Bleu Cheese coleslaw was aweful.$5.00 for a monkey-dish of bad slaw is ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service
    preed
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Very friendly, niche market for smoked delights! The smoker wings and signature burger were well worth ordering again. Our server (from Wisconsin) was more than accommodating and very diligent. we loved him! only drawback would be how loud dome people/groups can get due to happy hour, so it may not be as kid friendly (language) as you may wish. will recommend and return on our next vacation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations are key in Siesta Key!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our party of six (2 adults and 4 kids) was seated promptly for our 7pm reservation. Siesta Key dining is so busy during spring break weeks and there are only a couple of restaurants in the village that accept reservations. Lucky for us Blu Que was on Open Table and had reservations available. The menu had a great selection ranging from casual fare to more elaborate dishes. We all enjoyed our meals and our evening at Blu Que!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good entertainment, but.....
    packercracker
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Great ribs and smoked brisket. Music was too loud for talking. Booth outside was nice but couldn't talk to friends !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrific Service
    1WorstExperience
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Absolute WORST service I have ever had on Siesta Key....waited almost 1 hr and 45 minutes for 1 plate of food out of 5 dinner orders and it was cold! During that entire time, the waiter returned to the table once for a drink order. We we complained to the waiter, he offered to "re-warm" crab cakes....seriously? Asked for the manager from 3 different staff members before he showed up. We left without ever having dinner. Several other tables around us came and went and the tables were reseated again. They comped nothing for our dissatisfaction. I will never go back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful experience
    COMRAKVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Food was bad, service bad (waited over an hour for our food and the restaurant was empty). We involved manager, but she never came to ask how we were doing. If I owned this place I would clean house and start Fresh. The only thing they have going for them is location.
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  • Great food
    JB64
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This was my third time eating at Blu Que. the Margaritas were enormous and very tasty. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Live music was good...not too loud. We will definitely return on our next trip back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The decor and ambiance was nice. We waited over an hour for our food that was cold. Then waited 45 min for next helping of all you can eat fish and chips. The manager was nice and gave us dessert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun atmosphere average food
    Shikany
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This was our second trip to this restaurant and we had high hopes... The food was not up to the task! Either our memory made the food really spectacular or it actually was. This time none of us had a home run in our selections. And the crab cakes were actually awful. Two people got margaritas at different times and one came to us clear! It was all alcohol , which normally everyone is ok with, but this one was not. It was like the Tale of Two restaurants . The last time we are here in 2012 it was fantastic. Not sure what happened. The server was great. The music was wonderful too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • use the valet parking
    maryloud
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    we've been to blu que for all you can eat lobster night - very good and all you can eat king crab legs - excellent also. we love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a bargain, and very good!
    Momofromma
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Arrived early for a 5:30 reservation and discovered that drinks, including bottles of wine, were half price till 6 PM, as were all appetizers. We ordered a great selection and found we had enough without ordering entrees. Music started at 6PM, which was very good. Waiter was very attentive and very helpful. Definitely would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.