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“The atmosphere is fun.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Elmo's Grill

Elmo's Grill
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Durant, Oklahoma
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The atmosphere is fun.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

And better than the food. It seemed like the wait was very long in comparison to the number of empty tables around us. My daughter's steak was so tough she couldn't chew it although the flavor was good. I had a fried platter that also had a crab cake and a grilled piece of fish. Those were good, but the fried food flavors kind of all ran together and the food was a little soggy. The table next to us got crab legs and those looked great. If I ever go back it will be for the crab legs. I'm not going to say the food was bad because it wasn't. It was just...average.

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DAWGMANN
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“Will be back!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Great atmosphere,very kid friendly. You got try ayce crab legs. My wife got steak it was good. Kids love music!!!

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Crossville, Tennessee
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not worth the price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We went to get crab legs. You had two choices: 2 lbs for $26 or all you can eat for $35. We ordered the 2 lbs and was told we could change it to all you can eat if we needed more. The price would have been ok if they had been fresh, but they were not. The seasoning was not good either. We would not go back again.

  • Visited July 2012
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Jackson, Mississippi
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food! Incredible alligator ribs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We happened to end up at this restaurant due to a recommendation from a friend - she was aware of the ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS they serve! We were staying in Fort Walton and our biggest mistake was attempting to drive through Destin at 5:30 on a Thursday evening. It took us over an hour to get to the restaurant - once we got there we were told we there would be a 30 minute wait to see 4 adults and 4 children. They actually had two tables open up and they seated us at two separate tables (children sat at one table and adults at the other). The waiter immediately came to our table and took our drink order. When he returned to the table he accidentally spilled an entire glass of water all over the other two adults we were with - but they were good sports about it and he gave the men their first beer on the house. He later returned to the table and told us a terrible joke about hell and gay people. We were not impressed! He was not very attentive and we often had to ask for drink refills. We ordered the Alligator Ribs - we were told if we didn't like them...we didn't have to pay for them! They were an appetizer size of ribs and they were delicious!! Don't miss ordering these! I ordered the crab cakes (2 small size crab cakes with fries and cole slaw) for $19.99 and thought they were very good. My friend ordered a combo platter (you could choose what you wanted on the platter) and she got 1 crab cake and about 8 fried shrimp with fries and cole slaw for $23.99..I felt this was a bit overpriced due to the small servings. My husband ordered the fish tacos (one was shrimp and the other was grilled fish). He liked the shrimp one better than the fish...I thought they both tasted great. The other adult in our party ordered the ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS. The cost was $35. He said they were very good! The service wasn't the best but the food made up for it...glad we tried this place but I will never drive through Destin/Sandestin for ANY restaurant again when staying in Fort Walton!

  • Visited July 2012
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“Good Grouper Small Portion”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

We went to Elmos on a spur of the moment try. The blackened grilled grouper was excellent but for 18.95 certainly could have srved a litle more fish. The server was William and did a great job. Pleasant place and tasty fod.

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