My wife and I went for Lunch on a Wednesday, the place was relatively full, I would say about 2/3, which isn't bad for a Greenville restaurant. This was our first time here, it's your typical family dining Americana place, with cloth napkins and sturdy silverware.
The menu was average to large, with a typical selection of salads, sandwiches, steaks and pastas.
They had a menu insert with an interesting shrimp with a spicy sauce, I was interested, by my wife noticed a fire cracker shrimp on the regular appetizer menu. We gave that a try. It wasn't bad, it arrived in a large Margareta glass, with a bed on wine on the bottom to leave the shrimp on the top. It also came with small wooden skewers (like large toothpicks) to eat them with. I liked it, it was, breaded, fried and tossed with a slightly spicy sauce. I am used to Bangkok style shrimp (Lemongrass in Winterville does an excellent job with these), and it was similar, just not nearly as much sauce. I give it a 8/10.
:) We asked to alter each dish, and the waitress was very accommodating. My wife got the salmon salad, but instead of the greens that come with the salmon salad, she asked for the greens that come with the southwest salad (including a few tortillas and a generous portion of guacamole). So she basically got the southwest salad, but with the salmon on top rather than whatever usually comes with it. No prob! The salmon and salad were very good.
I got the fish tacos, but switched out one of the sides for a bowl of French onion soup. :) I love Panera, but they just disappoint me with their onion soup, the Tripps soup was exactly the way I like it, a generous portion of cheese covered to top completely, you had to dig through it with a spoon. Our meal came with a loaf of bread, most of which wound up in my soup. The bread had a garlicy crust that was pretty good. I let my wife eat the top and I used the loaf to absorb soup. The fish tacos themselves were not bad. The fish came in cubes, breaded and apparently deep fried, then scooped into the bottom of the shell. Both of the tacos had a very generious scoop of guacamole on top. The led to a temperature situation in which the bottom of the taco was hot and the top cold, but if that doesn't bother you, then it was pretty good.
Our waitress was top notch, she was very attentive and accommodating to our requests to adjust the dishes on the menu. We were very happy with Wednesday's lunch. My only suggestion would be to add a few more interesting items to the menu, but I honestly have no complaints.
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