So this isn't a food blog, but I must admit I am a fan. Therefore when I come across something share-worthy on those rare occasions, I feel I need to pass it along. And this week I've come across 2 such shareable places.
I can't say enough good things about how great the restaurant looks. It's got a great casual atmosphere and a huge deck with a commanding view of Lake Belton. The sun was still up and it was fairly warm outside so we opted for a table near the window as opposed to camping out on the deck. About when we left, as it was getting cooler and the sun had dropped below some trees, would have been the ideal time to sit out on the deck.
Monday - Happy Hour all night, all you can eat catfish $10
Tuesday - $2 fish tacos
Wednesday - Bottle beer @2.50 Domestic, $3 Import
Thursday - $4.50 Wine (any by the glass, except port)
Saturday Happy Hour is 9-11pm
Sunday Happy hour is all day, $8 bottomless mimosas from 10am - 2pm
Not a bad list of specials.
As we showed up on Tuesday night, I ordered 4 tacos, 2 each fish and shrimp. They came with 'Texas' slaw and pico de gallo on flour tortillas. I forgot to ask for no slaw on mine and realized it about halfway through my first Land Shark. Oh well, I figured I might as well try the whole flavor and see what I thought. The fish was really good. I liked the flavor and it was grilled just right. The fish combined with the slaw and the pico, however, just tasted slightly off. I ended up just eating the fish out of those 2 tacos. The shrimp tacos, on the other hand, had an amazing flavor blend. Something about it all just clicked and I devoured those 2 with my 2nd Land Shark draft.
All in all, I give DeadFish 2 enthusiastic thumbs up and will definitely make the trek out to Belton to eat there again. I wish I'd known about this place before we booked the restaurant for our rehearsal dinner for the wedding. It's that good.
The day we went, the special was Sausage and Sauerkraut with a drink and 2 sides for $7.75. I was expecting something like a small plate, just enough to fill a to-go container with some wonderfully made sauerkraut, red potatoes and green beans. What I received was this monster here.
If you get a chance to head to either of these fine establishments, do so. You may not feel like doing much beyond taking a siesta after eating there, but I tell you, it's worth it.