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“Unreasonable corkage fee”
Review of JC Seafood House - CLOSED

JC Seafood House
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unreasonable corkage fee”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Very disappointed! We have eaten there several times and had been told we were welcome to bring our own wine. We have never been charged a corkage fee, and there is no mention of it on the menu or anywhere in the restaurant. After our bill had been presented and payment offered, our server came to our table and informed us (with obvious embarrassment) that "management" had directed him to add a $10 corkage fee for the single bottle of wine which we had brought to the restaurant. I responded that we had never been informed of such a charge and had never beencharged a "corkage fee" there before; also that the fee seemed high for a single bottle of wine fir which they had provided no service. The server informed his proprietor, but the fee was charged anyway. I, of course, paid the fee but protested that we had been given no notice of the change in their policy and that we had been their customers often over the past few months. My objections are (1) that the charge was imposed with no notice after numerous visits to the restaurant, and (2) that the $10 charge is unreasonably high for a single bottle of wine with no service requested or provided by the restaurant. While the food and service at this restaurant had previously been quite satisfactory, I must say that we will not be returning because of what seemed to us a breach of ethical business practices.

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English first
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food; great value!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Very good good + excellent value. We had the "Early Bird Special" (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.); 1 cup soup, plentiful seafood platter & soft-shelled crab, 2 very good salads & vegetables, bottle pinot grigio wine, split key lime pie, for under $54, plus tax & tip. The twofer menu has a very good selection, including a 10-oz ribeye steak, fried shrimp, several fresh fish dishes, etc. The food was very good & service was excellent! Will definitely be back soon!

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ATL
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gluten Intolerant Fried Seafood Paradise”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Fresh, well prepared, seasoned just right, if you'd have gluten issues they will fry in corn meal and it is awesome, not Celiac proof...

  • Visited October 2012
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Fishers, Indiana
1 review
“Neutral experience”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We ate outside with the rest of the crowd when we went. For the most part the service was good. People in my party, kids included, went with some of the fried options which were rather greasy. I ordered the JC grouper, which was good, but I ordered it grilled and it came out pan fried.

Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great value, great food.”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Grouper Almondine was excellent. I believe from the hours of 5-7 you can choose from about 8 items that were 2 meals for $25. All the things we wanted from dining out: delicious, very good service, clean, and great value. One of our top 3 meals during our week at Seagrove Beach.

  • Visited September 2012
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