I like Chilis as much as the next person. And the Ale House is ok. But if I have to eat at either one, I'm going to scream. And don't even get me started on the crap food we have had at Outback lately.
I suppose we are in the worst food rut ever. My kids are obsessed with the three restaurants mentioned above. And because of that, we frequent those establishments. Momma needs a break.
So this past Sunday, after church, Daddy had the crazy notion we try a new place. Well, new to us. We pass by Shipwreck every week. It is kind of junky looking from the outside. And the only visible from the street is the large upstairs bar. We have talked about trying it. Sunday we pulled the trigger.
We had no idea what to expect. At first, we were a bit overwhelmed. And we all behaved like giddy children. Thank goodness we were the first people there. The inside is an experience all its own.
Go for the fun, stay for the food. Right?
The food did not disappoint. Stu and I each had a blackened mahi sandwich. The fries were super salty, but that was the worst of it. My fish was quite delicious. I, for the life of me, can't recall the last good fish sandwich I ate.
The kids enjoyed their food too. Buddy ordered the mac and cheese. Our waitress told us that most kids don't like it because it's made from scratch, "not the Kraft crap." I appreciated the candor. We made sure the "homemade" noodles contained no egg. Buddy has an allergy to egg. He LOVED them. It was an enormous bowl of cheesy noodles. Rea stole some of his too. And then she ate the rest for dinner later that night.
Rea ordered chicken fingers. If you are egg-intolerant, do NOT order the chicken fingers. They are egg washed. She loved them.
The fish dip we ordered to start was ok. I liked it. It was pureed into almost a smooth substance. That was strange. We are used to chunky fish dip. But, as you can see from the picture below, the consistency did not stop us from devouring it.
We will definitely be back. Yum. The Stu kids gave it two thumbs up each.
We live where most people vacation. Here, you'll find some things we locals enjoy.