This is a casual place; go and sit in the bar. The staff is friendly, accommodating and efficient with a real down-to-earth attitude. If Butch is there, you'll also get good music being played on the sound system; not too loud for conversation. If you're in the bar, you might get that nice waitress who greets you like you come in every day! The staff doesn't mind if you want to "hang out." This is not your "gourmet" restaurant. This is simple food. And it's always fresh. In a "fish" town, it should be fresh, but that's not always the case in this town. If it's fried, it's fried right. Don't miss the onion rings with the house-made ketchup. The fried shrimp and flounder are always good, and they will lightly steam oysters for you if you ask. Beaufort is a "tourist" town for most of the year, and sadly some of the better restaurants here have lost sight of that in recent years. So, it's great to see a casual seafood place that is always consistent. Yes, for what it is, this restaurant gets an "excellent" rating.