Just left Tale of the Whale - met some friends from out of town who swear by it. Unfortunately, I'd gladly never return.
The service was exceptionally slow, even though the dining area was only about 60% full. Drinks came a little late but were tasty!
The prices are quite frankly over the top and far more expensive than you would pay in a much more intimate, higher quality eatery. I ordered the shrimp and grits, per a recommendation, and it honestly sucked. Everyone's food came out warm to cold, the grits were stale, shrimp obviously not local quality (tasted frozen), and the sauce was like a nasty beef gravy.
The waitress accidentally delivered someone's soup to me an said she would take it off the bill- didn't happen.
You are MUCH MUCH better off going to Kelly's or Sugar Creek than Tale of the Whale. Too expensive, ok service, and honestly.. Really lousy seafood.
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