The Louisiana Pantry
The Louisiana Pantry
  • Address:
    4851 Wharf Blvd. Suite D100
    Suite D 100
    Orange Beach, AL 36561
    Neighborhood:
    Orange Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

The Louisiana Pantry

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.louisianapantry.com/
  • Phone: 2519232448x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily:

    Monday thru Thursday 11:30-9:00pm
    Friday till 10:00pm. Saturday 9:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm.

    Closed Mondays till February 24th
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, French American, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Tom Wolfe
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Dining room with seperate entrance, seats 85.
  • Private Party Contact: Events 2519232448x
  • Entertainment: R&B, New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Zydeco

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: On Street and Garage 100 ft form front door
A word from The Louisiana Pantry
Chef Wolfe’s “The Louisiana Pantry” overlooks the picturesque Intercostal Water way and its colorful fleet of Yatchs and Fishing boats. The expansive Pier is a perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon with friends, surrounded by Fun Filled Family activities, Retail shops and rustling palms. There is no better retreat from life’s demands that this unique spot. Here you just might be enticed to try one of many specialty drinks or something from Chef Wolfe’s Kitchen and then, enjoy the moment.

The cool interior of Wolfe’s offers a rustic impression with hints of the French who passed this way more than three hundred years ago, just as the food that comes from the kitchen shares that same connection. Choose a table by the windows looking out on the Intercostal Water Way or a grab a stool at the bar. The dining room is pleasantly subdued, an ideal culinary retreat, just the right setting for upscale- casual but rustic New Oreans dining.
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The Louisiana Pantry reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.6
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
55% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (7)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (5)good for groups (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Never to return
    islandfoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Fish was supposed to be sauteed and wasn't. Sweet potato hash way too sweet. Unappealing plating. A waitress who described the fish special as "pretty good". Frozen coated french fries and greasy fish. Find another place to go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Vastidlg
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and everything else was great. If you want to try something new this would be a great place to start at.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits and misses
    SinacleSam
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Located at The Wharf. The kitchen got it mostly right; shrimp and grits were great, but my wife's Reuben had to be sent back, they burnt the bread and forgot half the meat. Son #1 got hamburger was very good and son #2 got fried fish it was really good; Service was ok. Seemed to be some friction with the staff members. This place has real potential.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food ever!
    Tracey
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've been here twice and each time the food was amazing. Everyone ordered different things and we all were blown away by the meal! Both times I've eaten here Chef Tom has come out and greeted us. Couldn't ask for better food or service! And the white chocolate butter bars are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concert menu
    JPtravels
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went on a concert night. They did not advertise a concert menu. It was good though. Shrimp and grits, flat iron steak, oysters, bacon burger, creole dish with fried rice all good. Found the Mac and cheese with crawfish small plate to be chintzy, greasy and definitely overpriced. The ceasar salad was also very bland. White sangrias were good and they make a mean dirty martini. Waitress was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Some of the most unique food I've found in the area. It's nice to finally find options other than all fried. The atmosphere was more upscale than most but prices are comparable to the area. Definitely will be a vacation staple from now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yuck!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food was not good. We tried several different entrees and none of them were up to par.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We decided to sit outside, which was very nice and scenic. However, when the food arrived it was less than desirable. In fact two friends ordered the tuna, took one bite and couldn't eat it. The restaurant didn't charge them for the tuna since it wasn't eatable. Over all, very disappointed in this restaurant and we won't return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge disappointment
    Lovegr8tfood
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    In June we tried this restaurant for the Wine Down Wednesdays. We misunderstood and thought there was a wine tasting, but rather they only offered one terrible red or white choice of wine for $3.00 a glass. We were excited when the chef came out prior to our ordering and gave us some recommendations. :( Two of us shared the shrimp boil which was over cooked to the point some of the shrimp were mushy, no wonder the place was dead when everything else was packed. The other meals were subpar also. We ordered dessert which became a disaster. Our waitress failed to listen to our requests and needs. Terrible from start to finish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for good food
    JoeDona
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We celebrated our 30 year aniversery there and it was great. Chef Tom Wolfe has brought fine dinning to a casual setting. Portions are full and the wait staff was helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meth Head Waiter
    Swills
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food & Waiter were big disappointments !! Bad food...........................................................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Service
    Horrible
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Do not go to this restaurant - under staffed and poor quality food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs more training and staff
    Live2eat
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We sat at the bar before our reservation was ready and had drinks and a few appetizers. Bartender was great. When we went to the front we were sat immediately. But the people who did not have a reservation were put on a wait with over half the table in the restaurant empty. I understand not wanting to swamp the kitchen or not having enough servers to be able to cover the tables that are sat. It was the night of a big concert you should be over staffed. There shouldn't be a question of that. Two of us ordered the white sangria we had at the bar and it tasted completely different, it took 30 minutes for our salad to come out. My prime rib was cold and missing condiments. We had been there once before and it was great. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Should have known to turn around when there were only two other people in the restaurant. If you do go here, get the steak or chicken. Definitely not the prime rib, catfish, or shrimp and grits.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You'll feel like you're in NOLA
    Trishabern
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I took my friend to Sunday Brunch and thought we were in New Orleans. The food choices were just spicy enough. I loved that everything was fresh. The interior looks like an old warehouse. There are entrances on the front and back as well as outdoor dining. Chef Wolf came out to talk to us. What a treat! I hope that word gets out as a place to go for meals, drinks, snacks, and desserts. I will visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 29 reviews are from the The Louisiana Pantry reviews archive.
  • Brunch disappointment
    Joeltoniaqueen
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Walking in to this restaurant makes you think wow this will be great. The atmosphere and surroundings are really nice. Starched linens, excellent view of marina, decor was very nice. The food was very simple with very basic New Orleans flourishes (one was shrimp and grits which was very bland) and the omelets and potatoe andouille sausage dishes were cold. The buffet was poorly laid out as you could not see what the food was until you opened a lid- food was labeled. We expected a real jazz brunch much like Copelands or other New Orleans restaurants. There was no live jazz music , but the music playing was not overpowering. The cocktails were superb and reasonable. If you want a nice, quiet place for drinks then this is a must.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More buck for your money
    DiningQueen
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The atmosphere gives a 5 star fine dining experience. There are low lights and subtle candles glowing the place. The food was quite good; it gave a classy spotlight to southern style spices (creole, cajun). And the price for our dinner, drinks, and dessert was lower than what we expected. The prices were more than fair for the portion and talent that went into the food.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misled
    Feastmaster
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We did the Easter Sunday brunch the service was good the music was good but the brunch menu sucked my wife read reviews that is why we picked this place they did offer their menu items also but we did the brunch should have toured the buffet line first but the kids did see the Easter bunny
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    efm1
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Yay!!! Finally a good restaurant in gulf shores/orange beach. Perfect place for outside dining. Live music and tv's in the bar to watch football. Will def go back!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    TSkinnz
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food was good and they were able to accommodate our large party. It was not the best southern food I've ever had, but the table enjoyed it. I would recommend the chicken and waffles.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, tasty food
    GScott
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Louisiana Pantry provides a great atmosphere with some really tasty food. Not sure if this restaurant is new; however, it took a long time for the food to come out of the kitchen. The wait staff did a great job appeasing the patrons and for taking the heat for the kitchen delays. I was at the restaurant the same evening as a very popular country singer was having a concert and it could have just been a matter of underestimating the potential crowd. Even given the lengthy wait, I would definitely go back in hopes the wait was just a fluke this particular evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Was Great, Food Not So Much
    benfro6
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We had the bad luck of going on a night with an unannounced limited menu. The staff did their best to accommodate us, but it was just ok. I enjoyed my meal, but several in the group were frustrated with the quality of the food that came to the table. The restaurant was surprisingly empty, unsure why. The service was exceptional and fun. I would go back. Very clean and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Night
    Krafty
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Slow Tuesday night prior to Spring Break and Mardi Gras. Staff was very attentive and pleasant. Food was unique and explained well. Popcorn sundae is worth saving room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Jaxz brunch
    Cooljoe5627
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food was great and the musician was fantastic. Overall very pleased and we will have brunch next time we are in town
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not aware that there was
    cook
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was not aware that there was not an open menu. Limited wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    MCPORet
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great and the waitress was one of the best - wish we remembered her name but she is a young lady working to go to nursing school - was from New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD NIGHT OUT
    almo1
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    TABLE REQUEST WAS NOT HONORED. MUSIC FOR NIGHT HAD BEEN CANCELLED. WE WERE SEATED AT TABLE RIGHT BEHIND BAR FULL OF CACKLING WOMAN. WAITER WAS ASIGNED TO TWO DIFFERENT ROOMS. I HAD ORDERED A BEER AND IT SET AT END OF BAR FOR 15 MINUTES. FINALLY GOT ATTENTION OF ANOTHER SERVER TO RETRIEVE DRINK. MANAGER CAME AN ASK HOW OUR DINING AS GOING. WE EXPLAINED OUR DISPLEASURE . HE WAS GOING TO CONFRONT OUR SERVER. WHEN HE WAS PROBLEM , NOT THE SERVER ASSIGNED TO DIFFERENT ROOMS. DEFINENTLY A NO RETURN!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Class Service
    JimMcC
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Although there was not a great number of diners, service and food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Nice, casual place for drinks and a great meal. Relaxed atmosphere, very good live music, short, but decent wine list by the glass, service excellent! We dined at the bar with Jenni Lynn, shrimp remoulade salad and crabmeat chop salad wonderful, steak and burger cooked to perfection! Popcorn sundae divine!!!! Despite touristy area very good prices, definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great special!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Went for Prime a Rib Special. Excellent prime rib with two sides! Would recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An exceptional dining experience
    DRORL
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    This is a great place for an exceptional meal. We received excellent service from the staff and every need was attended to promptly. The food was outstanding from beginning with the Crab and Corn Chowder, though the New Orleans BBQ shrimp, Wolfe’s Caesar salad, the Truffle Chips, the Crab Cakes and the Buffalo Shrimp. The Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae topped the deserts, the Cheese Cake and the Apple Pie with Tarragon Ice Cream were incredibly good. There was also a free wine tasting the night we were there. Short but well-chosen wine list. We will dine here every time we return to Orange Beach. This is the best place we have eaten in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Louisiana Style Food
    Wiliamsburg59VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    My hubby and I had been visiting the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL for the week, and we were really tired of all the fried food. I was surprised that there were so few restaurants listed on Open Table, but when I found Louisiana Pantry I was excited at the possibility of a pleasant change of food menu. They did not disappoint Louisiana Pantry saved our taste buds from fried food and our table faced the Wharf Marina, beautiful views with a beautiful dinner, thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime rib
    Sista13
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We went for the prime rib special. 12 oz prime rib with 2 sides for $16.97. I think the place opened within a week or so ago. The waitress was very slow. She wasn't told she had us, and seemed to have a lot of tables. The prime rib was way over cooked on the side that touched the plate, which wasn't hot. The flavor was very surprising to the palate, the green bean casserole was a surprise due to some concoction of bread crumb buttery topping. Not what I was thinking, but very good. The garlic mashed potatoes, well, mine are way better. They were very dry and not much of a garlic flavor al all. I would try this place again to give them another chance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fuel Wolfe Excellent
    Hoosier1
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    At Wharf in Orange Beach. Neat area and great for kids and neat shops Chef Wolfe worked with Emeril in New Orleans Fish tacos were great Jambalaya over pasta was very good and different from rice Best was probably the fried chicken and waffles. Price very moderate for tourist area Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was okay. nothing special.
    chris
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    it was okay. nothing special. potential though. tell wait staff to not remove peoples drinks until they are finished. when in doubt, ASK. but remove the things that they are obviously done with instead. and don't question my decision to not be done with my drink! the bisque was great but PLEASE leave off the goat cheese crostini. that was just plain weird. it clashed heavily...it's also good to educate your staff on where the seafood comes from. people these days care.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    one of the best restaurants on the gulf coast. the redfish almondine was one of the best dishes i have ever eaten. the butter bar dessert was amazing. great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost 5 Stars
    Albeachrealtor
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    This was our 2nd time at Louisiana Pantry. The first time we were there I had the most wonderful Lamb Lollipops served over a mint apple garnish with mashed potatoes. Y.U.M! It is no longer on the menu for some reason. I ordered the Wahoo special (fish of the day). It was pan seared, and while the flavor was great, and it wasn't burnt on the outside, the Wahoo was very dry. My husband ordered the Jambalaya pasta and he was expecting something in a creamy sauce with pasta, and instead, it was like a ladle of Jambala soup was poured over a bowl of spaghetti. There was no garnish and it was kind of a sad looking plate. My mom ordered the Gulf Fish Almondine and it was the hit of the table.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Labor Day Holiday
    foodiemom
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We visited the Wharf at Orange Beach, Al. over Labor Day weekend and had dinner at Louisiana Pantry with two kids. Restaurant had good Louisiana style fare and a nice atmosphere. Also, had a great musician providing entertainment. However, the service was poor. The waitress did not know anything about their menu items, drinks, or specials. She also never refilled our drinks during dinner. The hostess wouldn't allow outdoor seating,she commented they "didn't have enough servers." A big disappointment, especially considering the beautiful surrounding views. We also noticed the other restaurants nearby seemed to all have large outdoor dining areas. I hope the owners make changes quickly. This could be a great, successful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vacation dinner
    JanH122VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    We visited while on vacation the Monday night the day school started in the area do there were very few people in the restaurant. That meant that we really received special attention from the staff. I enjoyed my blackened catfish and especially the sweet corn grits. My date loved his red fish would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dining experience!!
    suze
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Enjoyed our dining experience!! The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.