Fish City Grill – a Quaint Seafood Eatery from the Coast to You
This new eatery is now open in the NW Culebra neighborhood of San Antonio. Located at 7010 W. Loop 1604 N., Suite 111, Fish City Grill is 2,800+ square feet of dining space that also contains an oyster bar which opens to a large patio with extended seating. The inviting outdoor patio, lined with strings of lights, opens to the oyster and cocktail bar offering a great place to dine outdoors with friends in the evenings. You just might think you are on a Texas coast as you throw back fresh oysters and enjoy deliciously fresh seafood dishes.
Their menu includes appetizers, soups & salads, sandwiches, main dishes of shrimp, catfish and oysters, specialty dishes and desserts. They also offer Blackboard specials which I highly recommend!
San Antonio, it’s finally cold outside. So stop into Fish City Grill on Culebra for a steaming bowl of soup like their Gumbo which is full of shrimp, fish, sausage and more. It will warm you up!!
I wanted to start off with a house craft cocktail plus an appetizer. But before that arrived, we were served a sampler of their 4 soups: Gumbo, Clam Chowder, Creamy Roasted Jalapeno and their Crab Bisque. All had great flavor and chunks of seafood in them, but my favorite was the Crab Bisque. It offered crab in a rich, creamy base that was delish! All their soups are house made and are available in a cup or bowl.
I ordered the SMOKIN HOT SHRIMP for an appetizer. This was about 14 plump, shelled shrimp fried in a light batter then glazed in honey chipotle sauce and topped with diced jalapeño & bleu cheese crumbles. This was served on a bed of salad. This app was sweet, spicy and oh so good.
I also wanted to try their craft Prickly Pear Margarita. But instead of the frozen concoction, I went with the on-the-rocks version. This cocktail was made with their gold margarita house recipe that includes an extra kick of Gran Gala along with pure prickly pear puree. Not too sweet with a mild flavor of prickly pear and lime. It was great for putting out the fire of those Smokin Hot Shrimp.
On to bigger fish…
The Shrimp and Crab Stuffed Flounder from the Favorites menu is a keeper. Flounder is a mild, delicate fish so stuffing it with mild, sweet crab & shrimp is a great idea. Topping the fish with creamy, briny caper dill beurre blanc was perfect and didn’t overplay the flounder. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables (tonight was green beans) made the meal complete.
The Blackboard Special of Blackened Redfish Double Oscar was definitely a must. A beautiful piece of redfish sat atop Broccoli Casserole (surprise) and fresh asparagus. The fish was then topped with lump crabmeat and a creamy hollandaise sauce. This dish was well put together for taste and for eye candy. The fish was cooked perfectly. Very delicious!
I can’t leave the restaurant without dessert and I can’t leave a seafood eatery without Key Lime Pie. This pie tasted more like lemon pie than key lime. I was raised in South Texas in the middle of a citrus orchard and we had a key lime tree in our yard. We used these sweet, tart limes a lot. They have a very distinct flavor, even different from regular limes. So the pie was good in its own right, but just didn’t say “Key Lime” to me.
All in all, this was a delicious meal in a fun, upbeat, yet layback restaurant with a friendly and helpful staff.
**Full Disclosure: I received dinner in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
Location: 7010 W. Loop 1604 N., Suite 111, San Antonio, TX 78254
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.