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“Great atmosphere, service and outstanding seafood.”

Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood
Ranked #2 of 438 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Voted best seafood restaurant in "Best of Cape Coral 2013" Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood offers the best local seafood. Anything from fresh salads,fried seafood baskets, homemade soups, raw bar to delectable fresh seafood entrees.
Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Fish Tale Grill is new to Cape Coral. Merrick Seafood is not. The Fish Tale Grill was opened by Merrick Seafood about five months ago. At that time they only served lunch. We dined there for dinner after they started serving in the evening for just a week.
What a treat. Great food, wonderful service and absolutely beautiful decorating in the expanded dining area are found here. Please see the pictures I have posted from this visit.
First the service; Darla, our server, could not have been more accommodating and helpful. A delightful experience with a server that knows how to care for her guests. She was there for us when we needed her and not intrusive during the meal.
Second; the décor. Very appropriate decorations for a seafood establishment. Metal sculptures of schools of fish and panels that made me picture pure white sand on the ocean floor. A large sea turtle and many individual fish decorations. The predominant color is blue with furniture and lighting following this theme. The is an electronic wall unit that looks like under sea at times and then a fireplace. Very well done.
Then the food… magnificent. We were a party of three. We enjoyed a shrimp cocktail and oysters Rockefeller for appetizers. Please see the picture I have posted of the shrimp cocktail. Both were very good and lovely presentation. For main courses we dined on a Mixed Grill of steak and shrimp, fish and chips and bourbon salmon. Pictures of all are posted. All three were very tasty and again a beautiful presentation. We also had the lobster bisque that was very rich with large pieces of lobster meat in each cup.
Merrick Seafood has been a favorite of ours for years as a fine source of seafood to prepare at home. This addition is great. This is a top notch seafood establishment.
Very highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were already regulars at Merrick's Seafood Market~ Now they have opened a lunch only restaurant next door, with an expansion and soon to be dinner hours coming. We love to sit on the deck on a Saturday afternoon ( or a rare weekday off work) and enjoy some AMAZING seafood and equally shocking prices, so reasonable! The staff is so friendly and attentive, We love them all! We have missed having a glass of beer or wine, but understand they are jumping through the ridiculous hoops of the City of Cape Coral in order to offer these libations! So the fresh brewed ice tea is super on a hot afternoon, although with the umbrellas and misting fans we have been comfortable all summer. And we have been there in June, July, August and September ( although we are 43 year residents of SW Florida so we can take the warmth). So being semi-natives, we can say, who needs to drive to Naples to Randy's Fish Market ( we did once a month) when we have Fish Tale Grill in OUR back yard! Don't miss out, you know it will be packed when those darn snowbirds fly back!!

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Dave K, General Manager at Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you so much for the great words. We are always looking to make everyone's experience here a great one. Also we are proud to say that we are now able to serve beer and wine on our outdoor decks. So your nice glasses of beer or wine can now be enjoyed outdoors. Dinner is soon to come so keep an ear out for that announcement. Thanks again!!

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Have been buying FRESH seafood here for years and since they opened their expanding restaurant, have already been here 4 times and I live 20+ miles away!!!

Best fish chowdah ever and served HOT!! Gourmet presentations of delicious yummies. An asian inspired lobster roll, incredible fried shrimp, luscious salmon................ and oh so much more!! GO

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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Been here a few times and each time I go its awesome. Today did not disappoint.

My lobster roll was divine! I had it warm with sweet potato fries; I will have it again in the future.

Lobster bisque - delicious!

Ceviche was light and fresh; left our taste buds delighted.

Grouper sandwich was really fresh and cooked to perfection according to my husband.

Daughter had chicken strips that the server let me know about despite not being on the menu. I was surprised with how much food she got for such a cheap price.

We ended with dessert - the warm bread pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream was better than we could've ever expected.

Brittany was a fantastic server; very attentive and never let our drinks get empty. Nice Job.

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2  Thank Lynnie G
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I have eaten here on several occasions since Merrick expanded their venture. Merrick has always offered the freshest seafood in their market but have now "hit it out of the park" bringing on 2 seasoned local chef's. The good is fresh, and beautifully displayed and they offer some creative twists on old favorites. The service is excellent. At this time they are only open for lunch and have seating inside and outside.

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