Friday, July 11, 2008

Rick's Restaurant

One night out while at the beach, we made our way to a Steel City Mafia hangout: Rick's Restaurant and Bar. We started things off with a few appetizers. Nachos for the grown ups, and cheese nachos for the kids. By cheese nachos, I mean chips, and cheese melted over it. The grown-up nachos, were good, large and full of ingredients. From meat, to cheese, and cheese sauce, to jalapeƱos it seemed to contain everything you look for in a good plate of Nachos. That set a good tone. However, a table was sat next to us, about our size, and they were brought bread, which we didn't get until our meal came, and only because we asked for it. I wouldn't have known it was complimentary if the other table hadn't gotten it. But, it reflects poorly when you give it to one table as they sit, and you don't plan on giving it to another table.

I ordered the Lobster Ravioli, with Lobster-Crab Bisque, and Garlic Smashed Potatoes.
The soup came out first, and it was delicious. Although, I didn't see any real lobster in it, there was fresh lump crab meat on top. Which, made for a tasty dish. Next came out, one of the two specials of the day. Lobster Ravioli. These were breaded, and fried, and served on a bed of lettuce leaf and lobster sauce. It tasted an awful lot like the lobster bisque minus the crab. Unfortunately, this dish was nothing to shake a stick at. The dish reminded me of a breaded fish stick that you get frozen out of the box and cook up in the toaster oven. I wish I had ordered two bowls of Bisque instead. The garlic smashed potatoes were standard, nothing exciting, definitely edible.
Fortunately, this wasn't a total bust, as there were 12 of us at the table. Meaning a little sample here, a little sample there. The other special of the day was a skewer of Grilled Jumbo Shrimp. Boy were they jumbo. Everyone who ordered this dish loved it. I sampled the Scallops, from a dish on the other end of the table, not sure what it was, but they were cooked properly and were tasty. It seemed everyone else enjoyed or thoroughly enjoyed their salads, and meals.

I would definitely go back to Rick's if I were in Snead's Ferry again. The prices were cheaper than other restaurants in the area and I would love to try some of their other foods.

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