The buzz question around town has been a toss up between who is going to win the presidential election and when is the Shrimp Boat going to open. Saturday at 4:30 it happened! The Shrimp Boat opened it's doors to the awaiting crowd of local diners.
Thursday Night I was pleased to have been a part of the pre-opening party and am pleased to report it was worth the wait. The interior decor was pleasing with touches of nostalgia in pictures of the original Shrimp Boat restaurant and its owner, Lowe Smith. The magnitude of the new building is realized when you first enter the front doors and gaze upon the old Shrimp Boat sign which once stood on the front of the original restaurant now hangs in the interior of the building over the bar. There is a sushi bar to the left of the large venue and the open kitchen immediately follows the sushi bar. Two floors of windows give great views of the water and marina which caters to the increasingly popular activity of boating to dinner.
The menu offers both steak and seafood dishes. The guests at our table tried the Grilled Grouper, Shrimp over Smoked Gouda Grits, Filet Mignon, and a seafood casserole which was great! There is plenty of variety to choose from and every dish which came to our table was tasty exceeding all our expectations. Thank you Shrimp Boat for a great evening!
We look forward to the opening of Gracie Rae's Bar and Grille, the seafood market, and the continuing success of new businesses in Historic St. Andrews!