If you’re looking for some serious seafood around town, you need to visitÂ Fish City Grill.Â The company recently introduced four new and refreshed menu items including the Crawfish Half & Half, Andouille Chicken, Raphaelâ€™s Mexican Shrimp Cocktail and Shrimp, Catfish and Oyster platters.Â The new menu is now available at all 18 Fish City Grill and Half Shells locations. I stopped by the Fish City Grill location off Preston and Royal to sampleÂ the new items, as well as some classics!
Before I dive into the food and drinks, I wanted to share a note about theÂ restaurant’s atmosphere and values. If you haven’t visited a Fish City Grill location before, you’ll feel rightÂ at home. It’s a casual and comfortable placeÂ in a family-friendly environment. The staff was very courteousÂ and extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of the food and drinks menu. TheÂ company prides itself on catching the freshest fish and oysters from across the region while keeping prices affordable for guests. The restaurantâ€™s large chalkboard full of menu listings will catch your eye upon walking in. This board is a distinctive aspect of the brand that enables each store to create and offer unique, regional dishes based on the types of fish available and flavors guests crave.
The oyster nachos are a BIG deal at Fish City Grill. I sampled a piece of this appetizer and fell in love with it! The delicious chipotle tarter sauceÂ drizzledÂ on top of the chips, oysters and garnishes was perfect,Â and the restaurant had me impressed already. You can bet I’ll be back ordering this app every single time.
Next up was anotherÂ favorite menu item of mine, theÂ Raphaelâ€™s Mexican Shrimp Cocktail.Â This appetizerÂ features shrimp, tomatoes, avocado, jicama and onions in a tangy cocktail sauce, served with tortilla chips. It’s not very spicy, which is good for me. But if spicy is your style, feel free to add some hot sauce to be even happier. This appetizer is piled high in a shiny martini glass and looks just as great as it tastes.
After the app cameÂ the dinner plates, and I began with theÂ Crawfish Half & Half.Â This mealÂ was a chalkboard favorite applauded by Fish City Grill customers, and now you’ll see the entreeÂ on the every day menu. This dish includes heaping portions of both Crawfish Ã©touffÃ©e and fried crawfish tails, served with rice. Guests will experience two bold flavors in one dish.
I also grabbed a bite of the newly-improvedÂ Shrimp, Catfish and Oyster platters.Â This plate is piled even higher than before with the scrumptious seafood. The fish and shrimp platters can be grilled, fried or blackened, and theÂ oyster platters can be fried or shucked to order.Â The fried options are delicate and guiltless!Â As you can tell, the restaurant offers plentiful cooking varieties to please all taste buds. (Excited yet??)
TheÂ side dishes that come with the seafood platters are just as ah-mazing: Your choice of Virginiaâ€™s apple cider cole slaw, hush puppies, large waffle friesÂ orÂ rice. My favorite side, the hush puppies, are an addition to all seafood platters â€“ winning!
Fish City Grill knows that not all guests are a fan of seafood, so they offer a revamped version of theirÂ grilled chicken breast entrÃ©e, now called theÂ Andouille Chicken. I enjoy grilled chicken on any day, and this flavorful meal includes the chicken and grilled Andouille sausage served over red beans and rice. It has a savory Cajun taste to it that willÂ impress many customers.
I paired my dinner with wine (and if you know me, this isn’t a surprise!).Â Fish City Grill has added new selections to its wine list, including Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay, Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio, Trapiche Malbec and Le Grand Noir Black Sheep Pinot Noir.Â You’ll definitely find a great wine match for your meal.
If you’veÂ been to Fish City Grill I’d love to know what entrees you like best! (Comment below or tweet us at @DallasFoodNerd.)
I enjoyed the tastings and will definitely be back at the restaurant for Shrimpapalooza!
(Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary tasting of these menu items, and all thoughts are my own.)