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“Just Average. Snow Crab was low grade.”
Review of Elmo's Grill

Elmo's Grill
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We decided to try out this restaurant while on spring break in Destin, Florida. Our kids (teenagers) wanted all you can eat snow crab and it was the only restaurant we could find that offered it. The price was $35.00 per person. Another person in our party ordered the Seafood Gumbo and Crab Cakes. Our other friend ordered the all you can eat shrimp. Ok ... first the good stuff. The shrimp and crab cakes were very good. Our waiter was very nice and responsive. Now, for the not so good -- The Crab Legs ....I knew as soon as the waiter brought the first round that we should probably send it back and leave for another seafood restaurant. However, the kids were hungry so we decided to make the best of it. Let me start by saying, I am not even sure we were eating snow crab. The legs on these crab were only pencil thick. Every round was soggy and had to be opened with a fork because they did not "snap". The meat in the crab didn't task like snow crab. We determined by the end of our meal that this restaurant probably served the "bottom of the barrel" for crab. The first round came out on a tray with one small new potato and a cob of corn. Since there were three people eating crab and they appeared so tiny, we immediately asked for a refill. The refill came out in a small bread basket and was "bits and pieces" not crab clusters like normal. Since our family eats crab a lot, we are familiar with restaurant tactics to "slow down" the diner by bringing out poor grade crab or "bits and pieces". In this case, we received both from the first round until the last round. Ending on a good note, the people were friendly.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I had the uncommon good fortune to travel to the area twice in October.. once with sister in laws and again with my family for a long weekend!!! ahhhhhh the beach along 30A
We discovered this down home bar/restaurant on a Thursday evening. They featured a live guitar player/singer as well as two TVs near the bar with the SEC matchup football game on it!
Along with good food at reasonable prices-- I give this place, with the board plank floors, an A!!!

Thank soccermom1973
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The place was great. We brought our own fish caught the day before on a charter. The restaurant fixed the filets perfectly...had several sides family style which were excellent. The price was very reasonable...and liked the decor. Will visit again.

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

This place was recommended to us by friends. The atmosphere was good, and suitable for our group with little kids. The staff was quite friendly, and very accomodating. However, the menu was fairly limited, and mostly fried. The food was okay, but totally overpriced. Perhaps that's just the rub when you visit this area that's what youve gotta expect, but it was disappointing to pay a lot of money for a so-so meal.

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Thank T F
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Nice value. Enjoyed a seafood platter and conversation with the bartender. Would recommend to others, but watch out for the alligator ribs. They're served a little too dry.

Thank RabidWarhawk
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