I already have low expectations when dining at the beach somewhere with a nice view. I get it. Sit back and enjoy your vacation. But man, this place shattered what little faith I had left in beach restaurateurs.
We were one of four tables seated. We waited about 20 minutes just to get menus because they didn't have any more than the eleven sitting at the one other table that was ordering. This was not a good sign.
Several items listed on the printed menu (already wildly different from that posted on their website) were not actually available. Not a special dish they happened to run out of, just "we don't have that".
The last of our ordered food arrived 1 hour and 20 minutes after we sat down. Two burgers were grossly over-done. My medium-rare was well done, and the medium-well was shall we say "burnt to a crisp". Randomly, the bun was even a different kind than mentioned on the menu. I could go into detail about the culinary creativity (none noted) or how the food tasted (um, salty?), but really, let's stick to the very basics of operating a restaurant. This was a gigantic fail.
Ok, let's just get our check and leave? No. "That will be a little while with our system."
After hurriedly packing up our half-eaten food (it was 8:45 after all), we drove home. Along the way, my wife asked "does our daughter have a poopy diaper?" I truthfully had to reply that no, that was the smell wafting from my uneaten cobb salad.
That pretty much sums up our night at the Open Water Grill. At least it was a memorable experience.
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