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Lunch, Dinner
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American, Seafood
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 22, 2024 via mobile

First time visiting here. The food was very good with the grouper grilled just right. Done, but not dried out. Portion was a decent size, but perhaps a bit small for the price. HOWEVER, in all honesty, I have not eaten at a seafood restaurant...recently so they may be perfectly in line with other seafood restaurants. I was there for lunch on a Monday and they had a good crowd, but plenty of seating. You order and pay when you walk in and the food is brought to your table. When paying with a credit card you have an option of including a tip at that time. For your tip, your order is taken, food cooked and brought to your table. No follow-up on how is you meal etc. Will, I return, definitely but perhaps leave a smaller percentage for tip. Good choice for seafood.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed August 26, 2023

Mike's in our normal must go to place when we visit Blairsville, I usually rave on it but this time I was just not happy. The service was good once you got through the ordering line, it was 45 mins from the door to the...counter to order. I had the blackened mahi mahi and peel and eat shrimp, the mahi mahi was way over done and the shrimp had no flavor. The other 14 people in our group seemed to enjoy their food so I kept my mouth shut. Every place has a bad order now and then, we will be back next trip and see if our luck is any better.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 15, 2023 via mobile

I ate there last night with the hubs. We stood in line about 15 minutes and placed our order: lunch portion of popcorn shrimp as an appetizer, two draft beers, then a fried catfish sandwich with fries and Caesar salad (me), and blackened swordfish sandwich...with garlic-cheese grits and house salad (him). We were given our flashing buzzer to hold up to notify servers where we were sitting, and we chose a table. Beers were delivered quickly, and then we waited and got our salads. My caesar was iceberg lettuce (!) and parmesan cheese with packaged croutons and a cup of too-little dressing; his house salad was as expected and looked much better than mine-his dressing was in a commercial package/envelope We waited quite a while, so i asked about delay; apparently, a large party had come in, and their orders were just leaving the kitchen, so we were told our food should be out soon, which it was. The popcorn shrimp was outstanding: light breading fried really crisp with perfect shrimp inside. My catfish sandwich had a huge piece of catfish overhanging the bun. The catfish was fried perfectly but was a little bland, as were the two hushpuppies that are included with your meal- a little salt and pepper fixed that. My fries were not brought out with my meal, so I asked about it, and they were brought almost immediately (and were excellent). His blackened swordfish sandwich had a huge piece of swordfish and was really great; the small portion of garlic-cheese grits was delicious. During dinner, we each had a second beer. All told, the bill was about $50 with tip (not bad). Despite the issues noted, I gave 4 stars rather than 3 because the overall experience was really pretty good, especially the staff. Ill probably order blackened rather than fried next time.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 4, 2023

I know it’s been several months since we came to this restaurant for lunch. We were really looking forward to a great seafood dinner, and don’t mind paying higher prices when the food is good. However, that was not the case here. We were terribly...disappointed in the food because it was so greasy we had to dab the grease off with napkins before we could eat it. We are locals and we’re hoping to have a great meal so we could go back regularly clearly that is not the case. There were so many good restaurants in Blairsville I suggest you pick another.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2023

100 Underwhelmed. Stood in line outside in the cold for 45 minutes. There is no one outside to explain their unique procedure nor are there any written directions. You order from a counter (like fast food). There is no menu board, but if you made...it to the counter, you passed the menus in a bin. So, the customers behind you have to wait while you decide what you would like to order. A not-so congenial cashier takes your order. You get your own drinks. You seat yourself. We had a party of six and could not find a place to sit, so we put two tables together ourselves. Food runners do bring your food to your table. That's about it for customer service. The food is . . .meh. I've had better, and I've had worse. When I go out, I expect more. I don't plan on going back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2023

last year, I gave this a 5 star review (based on a carry out order). Now, I am forced to change it to one star. Food is great; however, it's set up like fast food where you order at the register then sit down and...wait on your food. There is only ONE register. The woman writes everything down by hand (and because of the long line, no doubt, she takes a painfully long time with each customer - she is in no hurry at all to get folks through her line). she physically has to take a ticket back to cooks (after she painstakingly writes it all down by hand), and then comes back and punches it in the register to come up with a total. Minimal, type it into a laptop and print it off to take back to the cooks). Why did I eat here? It is the only seafood place in town. my 80 year old folks wanted seafood so bad Saturday night, that I literally stood in line from 4:45 (they don't even open until 5) until 6:05 at which time I then placed an order. NO JOKE. My back and legs were hurting so bad the next day from standing still in one place so long that I had to load up on ibuprofen and couldn't do anything - lost a whole day out of life. The line goes outside the restaurant and the temperature was 45 degrees. I stood outside for 45 minutes, before even getting inside the door to wait another 35 minutes before I go to the register (an hour and 25 minutes I waaited just to place an order). When finally getting inside, I saw where the line could actually wrap inside the building at least getting people out of the cold weather; however, the owner either doesn't allow it and/or doesn't choose to tell those standing out in the cold that they can wrap the line inside. I think they don't want to see the mass of people they are dealing with who want to order food. Out of sight, out of mind. They need at least 2 registers going. They need to modernize and process the orders and payments in a quicker fashion. MY MAIN ISSUE HOWEVER, IS NOT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE LONG LINE AND HAVING TO STAND OUTSIDE. After waiting 1.5 hrs just to order, I was too exhausted to eat.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 17, 2023

Great Seafood, large selection and good service. Nice clean surroundings for family dinning. Order first and then food service to your table. Always a bit of a line.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 26, 2023 via mobile

Food good to excellent but you may have to wait 45-60 minutes in line to order - needs a better system

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed October 28, 2022

Ordering process was a little awkward with one person taking orders at a window with about 30 people in the line, took us about 45 minutes standing in line to order. We could have tolerated this if the food had of been good, but it...wasn't. There were five in our party and we all had some type of fried seafood. The portions were good size but the problem with every meal was the cooking oil was old and stale which imparted a terrible flavor to the fish, shrimp and hushpuppies. If the oil had of been fresh this place would probably have been rated 4 stars and if the ordering process a little faster probably 5 stars. Another local restaurant we visited told me they stopped serving fried seafood because the cost of oil had gotten so high and they didn't want to raise the price to compensate and they wouldn't use old oil and serve a bad product. I think this may be the problem at Mike's.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022 via mobile

Accommodated Large Group Flawlessly. We had a very large group and had called ahead. They had the tables reserved, took our orders, and everything was smooth! Great food, excellent service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022

Once you get past the long lines and difficult check in ordering system all is well. The food is excellent and always comes promptly and hot. The Hush Puppies are incredible. Side dishes are limited but good. We tolerate the line and check in process...as we enjoy the seafood.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

Just because you're in the mountains, it doesn't mean you can't get great seafood. The food here is always awesome, and the selection of fish is better than most restaurants I visit in Florida. Always fresh, always grilled or fried to perfection.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

A local told us about this place, and she didn’t steer us wrong. If earlier reviews were right and it has gone downhill, I’m not sure I believe them. The grilled grouper was melt in your mouth wonderful. My husband opted for the catfish and...didn’t even offer me a taste. Yes, you stand in line to order and then wait for your food to arrive once you are seated. The food was hot and absolutely wonderful.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

We’ve been eating here almost every Saturday for a long time. Love the Halibut! However today the price increased 35%! Thanks Biden.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022

Mike's in the Best Seafood restaurant in the tri-state area, GA/TN/NC. It was after we'd been living in TN for ten years that we'd heard about Mike's. I asked Mike during our first visit why he didn't advertise? He motioned around the packed dining room...and said, I don't need to! He's right! It's not fancy. You stand in line to place and pay for your lunch/dinner and they bring it to your table when it's ready. I took some girlfriends up on a Sat. at 5 PM, which is the time they start accepting dinner order and one wasn't ready to eat dinner yet. I said if you don't eat now and we come back at 7 PM the line will be outside and down the sidewalk. So she ordered and before we left an hour later the line was outside and all the way down the front of the buildingMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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MIKE'S SEAFOOD MARKET & GRILL, Blairsville - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Mike's Seafood Market & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5