I was feeling very inspired to start a new "restaurant rave" series. Hubs and I eat out A LOT. I want to brag on some of the places we go. So, my first rave is for The Fish Market (downtown location).
-The restaurant has a very obvious Greek influence. George Sarris, owner, moved to the U.S. from Greece in 1969 (read more on their website). If I could choose any other nationality to be than American (aka mut) then it would definitely be Greece. I love their food, their island, their hospitality, their dark hair, etc. So this is an instant plus for me.
- They claim to be the most inexpensive FRESH seafood market in town and I agree. I ordered popcorn shrimp with fries and coleslaw and it was less than $10. Let me restate that...I ordered a regular order of popcorn shrimp and they gave me enough to feed to people.
- The downtown location is mega cool. It is in a former storage facility. It has beautiful old brick walls and a very awesome ladies restroom.
- The have a HUGE menu. You can get any kind of fish you could want plus some chicken dishes and even alligator! They serve basic southern fare like fried okra, traditional cole slaw, and fries as sides but also include some Greek inspired dishes like greek-style rice, pasta with alfred sauce, greek cole slaw, and some amazing green beans.
- If for no other reason at all, go taste their tarter sauce. I am sort of a sauce connoisseur and in the category of tarter sauce, The Fish Market wins hands down!
So come Downtown and try The Fish Market. You won't be disappointed.