This is just about as fun a little restaurant as you will ever find. It is literally part of a bait shop at the public marina and the dining area is an open-air deck (NO inside seating) on the intracoastal next to the bridge and you can see the water between the cracks of the wooden floor. That being said, the food isn't anything special. But with a location like that, who cares? Our grandson's cheeseburger and homemade potato chips were delish--hubby's FRESH blackened snapper was good--too spicy for me though-- and my Bait House salad with greens, strawberries, pecans, and blue cheese was fine--I ordered it topped with a broiled grouper filet. The fish was yummy, but the salad was basic and just okay. I couldn't eat the "special" fresh raspberry salad dressing---it was just smashed berries (the seeds were whole) and wasn't pourable and didn't taste good with the salad at all! The only other dressing they had was blue cheese and that was just okay too. The salad was screaming for a nice bright vinaigrette! I think that burgers and fish and homemade chips, with cold beers and frosty drinks are the way to go here. Freshly prepared basic bar food and a fantastic location! The kitchen/tiny bar area that you walk through to get to the deck has a ceiling and walls plastered with dollar bills that people write or draw on and then staple on the walls or ceiling. Our 6 year old grandson wanted to do it so we let him and took a picture of him next to his customized dollar bill. We had fun imagining him returning to eat, drink, and take pictures next to his dollar over the years as he grows into adulthood. We loved watching the brightly lit, big 3-decker dinner cruise ship dock as we ate. After we finished, we walked around the marina as the sun set and it was a magical evening. Magical because of the marina, water, boats, and sunset---certainly not magical because of the food. We desperately wanted to buy some t-shirts in the bait shop section but they were low on a size selection and they were very busy getting bait for some noisy fishermen about ready to go out on their boat. Like I said---it is fun in a funky way and everyone should go there at least once. And don't forget to staple your customized dollar bill to the ceiling!
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