We arrived without a reservation which was not a problem even though they were having a "Wine - O - Rama" wine tasting event. We did not partake of that but ordered our meal with salad and coconut shrimp to begin. Salad was great according to my wife, but my coconut shrimp (3 of them) were very dry and fairly tasteless. I ordered the fresh catch of the day (small plate) and my wife ordered the Crab Au Gratin. also on the small plate menu. My trigger fish was approximately 2 inches square and crusted with Panko bread crumbs. It was just OK. The au gratin was pretty good. Service was very attentive as to drinks but the meal service was very slow. As we were presented with our check, we were asked how was our meal. My response, OK. She further inquired why it was just OK and I responded that there was just nothing remarkable about the trigger fish or the shrimp. Her response "We get that a lot". I was surprised and delighted when she returned to the table asking if they could provide a desert on the house to make up the "Just OK" issue. I said yes, they did and presented us with the biggest Creme Brule' I have every seen. It was quite good and I think when they get the kinks out of some new staff in the kitchen , they will be a much better restaurant. I may try them again on my next trip to Beaufort.
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