Note that I said good, not great, neighborhood place.
I really wish they'd be consistent with their name. The sign in front says Sunset Grille, but you'll find Sunset Grill as often as not. But maybe that kind of inconsistency is what makes it what it is. It's not bad, it's not perfect. It's just a place to get kind of good food.
The first thing you'll notice about the place is its informality. You park on gravel in back or on the side. Most of the tables are outside under a patio. A couple of tables don't get any cover at all. You've heard of a dive bar? Well, this is a dive restaurant.
The Grill(e) serves solid sandwiches. I had the blackened grouper, which came with lettuce, tomato, thinly sliced onions and fries that were just a little too big to be called shoestring, but a little too thin to be called fries. They're probably frozen, but it doesn't matter. They're good.
Back to the sandwich. Even though it was blackened, it was a little light on the seasonings. I grabbed hot sauce from another table and it took an average sandwich to a very good sandwich. I do wish the buns had been toasted. It would've given the sandwich a little crunch.
The restaurant has been around for years and deservedly so. If it were on the beach, it'd be jammed every day and every night. But's it's at a mundane corner (MLK and 30th Avenue N.)
One drawback: Because seating is outdoors, smoking is allowed. Today, there was only one smoker and he was sitting on the other side of the dining area, but that one cigarette permeated the entire space. By the time I got home, I was ready to shower to get that stench off me.
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