What a difference a crowd of thousands makes vs the peaceful post-Spring Break crowd. Friday night was one of the best evenings out I've had in quite a while. Mostly due to the happiness-invoking voice of the ever-lovely Leslie. She's popular here on the island. She performs covers of a wide variety of popular music and every song was performed in an exceptional way! Gorgeous voice. I'd heard about her, but never heard her live. I could have stayed for hours...she's good and she's funny in between songs - sharing interesting news tidbits.
We sat next to the big picture windows and since DST is in full effect, it didn't get dark for quite a while...and we had a nice dune and sea grass view out the window when seated. If I stood I could see the ocean. Nice.
Our waiter was very attentive and had quite the dry sense of humor. He asked how I was doing and I said fine and responded..and you? He hesitated and said "okay...I have a pulse" with a totally straight face. We laughed...a pulse is good to have! Nice guy and the first waiter I've ever had shake my hand when we were leaving. You meet all kinds...but most importantly - he provided excellent table service.
The food was good. I specifically went for shrimp. They serve shrimp a heck of a lot of ways at Shrimp Haus. You know my standard though - when I am doing a comparison, I get fried shrimp. They have an every night special of All U Can Eat Shrimp for $14.95...includes a trip to the nicely outfitted salad bar, French Fries, and a loaf of bread. I don't know why I got that...because I couldn't even eat all that they brought me the first trip. I could have saved a buck and just bought the fried shrimp platter for $13.95. I know better. The shrimp were quite large and nicely fried - not overly battered as I frequently see. Good tartar sauce - which is good because I don't eat cocktail sauce on my fried shrimp. I'm picky about my tartar sauce and this met my high standards. It was a very good fried shrimp dinner.
|All U Can Eat Fried Shrimp|
|Grilled Shrimp and French Fries...normally rice and veggies!|
|Casual yet "nice" place to dine on an off-season night!|
All-in-all, I think we both had a nice evening. Our total bill was $36.37 plus tip...not a bad Friday night's meal AND entertainment! The sign says Chuck and Leslie play every evening Tuesday through Saturday. I'll make it a point to go again. I want to try their Shrimp Scampi and their Shrimp Nachos. Leslie singing will likely lure me back sooner rather than later!
SPI FLIP FLOP FOODIE RATING:
3 – Pretty Yummy - I feel my flip flops wanting to head back from time to time!