West Mobile is somewhat of a vast desert in terms of nice, locally-owned sit-down restaurants. While we have a plethora of chains, there is a terrible lack of original places that have any ambience or creativity, and the further West you go, the bigger the problem. This is why Briquettes is such a welcome addition. This is a legit steakhouse ... albeit located in a non-descript shopping center. The interior is comfortably casual, with a hint of being upscale. The real star is the food, especially the steaks, which are big, bold, and flavorful. The sides are also very tasty and inventive. The staff is very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. A friend from California was stunned at the reasonable prices and stated that the prices were half of what he would pay for a comparable meal in his home state. I've dined here at least 10 times already, and plan to do so again ... often.