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Review of Thyme. by the bay - MOVED

Thyme. by the bay
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Thyme is located in an old house on Mobile Bay a few blocks from downtown Fairhope, AL. Dining is at a counter or a table in a glassed-in porch with a few tables on the deck. All table views look out over the bay and sunsets are magnificent. The staff are friendly and service prompt. Wine list is limited and doesn't do the great food justice but is OK.

The Food is outstanding. Fresh, well-prepared, perfect portion sizes and a great blend of local Southern ingredients such as gulf seafood and okra and more international flavors.

I had the Grouper with beans, peas, a local sausage and other veggies. Cooked to perfection, tasty and just hit the spot. Also had an oyster dip made with greens, sausage and a very flavorful sauce served with toasted pita wedges. I was sorry I had to share with my dinner guests.

Got a chance to taste their scallop dish served with a variety of roasted veggies and a cantaloupe sauce that was excellent. The scallops were cooked perfectly, crispy on top and bottom, moist and flaky inside.

Everything was extremely tasty, spice combinations that worked and attractive presentation.

Not to be missed...

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4  Thank M2hra
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

The food here is cooked by people who know how, and like, to cook food for people to taste, not just consume. The green pea ravioli was delicate and satisfying. The chicken was juicy and tender. Do yourself a favor and support this restaurant.

3  Thank Stevelem
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Do not mistake the laid back atmosphere of this secret hot spot! You are not entering a sandwich joint but a gastromomical oasis with a lovely bay view right in the center of the quaint town of Fairhope ( MAYBERRY). Be it the piped in music from a French Bistro or the fabulous food from its innovative husband and wife chef team you are sure to have the best meal of you trip ! Try lunch for the best soup and salad or sandwich special in town!

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2  Thank POLOMEADOWS
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Fairhope is a picturesque town and Thyme overlooks a bayside park and its bird life. The menu is limited but interesting and the food is freshly prepared. Outdoor seating is offered.

2  Thank scott46
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Good local fresh food with a creative touch. The restaurant is small but well attended by locals which is a good sign that it is good.

3  Thank csachs
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