I really like do this place. So take this review with that in mind AND note that I still come back here for the food. Smells great when you walk in the door. Fun atmosphere with friends every time I went.
Food can be GREAT but something just isn't right every time. I have been here 3 times and had it delivered by Doorstop Delivery 3 times. It's a TAD dirty. I noticed the floor is filthy and details haven't been kept up to sanitary standards. That always makes you worry about the kitchen.
I think Nick Nolte was there when I came in but NOBODY knew it. Not even the staff. He was sitting in a small party at a table. I say this because I think the service staff isn't very observant. It's not their strong point. I am not sure they are well trained on customer and sanitary issues. Nice to customers, just not quite attentive, maybe not professional enough and on point with their job.
BUT......GREAT FRIED OYSTERS. but, Once they were soggy! Wonderful fried shrimp. Great Bisque. Some of the items on the menu where great, some not. Crab cakes were sub standard for a seafood town. But some of the menu item are GREAT!!!! Seasoning was good. Rice okay. Beans okay. Coleslaw just awful. Dinner sides are strange.
BUT DON'T SKIP Ricky P's. Just be careful and use good judgement about your food Choices. Good portions, good prices for what you get. LOVE THE SHRIMP PO boy. Wonder why I couldn't get soft shell crabs here. They are available everywhere all over town nowadays even though they are a seasonal product. Same as oysters. This shouldn't be a problem. I expect Soft Shells at a place like this.
ON EVERY ONE of my delivery orders, they didn't give me the condiments. This happened every time, even though I asked specifically!!!! Jeez, fried shrimp and Oysters without any cocktail sauce-------TERRIBLE. But the food was great. Even with the delivery time. Crab bisque was great, but the delivery portion was much smaller then the portion you get for the same price at the restaurant.
Well, this sounds critical. IF THEY COULD FIX a few of the major menu flaws, clean up a little, fix the staff issues, I bet Ricky P's would be one of the hottest places in town. This location has has been jixed for a while. BEST OF LUCK TO THEM FOR A GOOD KITCHEN EFFORT AND CONCEPT.
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