Mr. MyrtleBeachforFamilies and I had the rare occasion of a weekend without children and headed straight to one of our favorite restaurants – Bonefish Grill. I know, I know. It’s a franchise. A seafood franchise, no less. Why would we eat there when we have some of the best seafood being caught off our own coast? I have three words for you – Bang Bang Shrimp.
Stick with me here because I really do have a point regarding Bonefish Grill and families. We’ve taken our children there several times. While there, I’ve been pretty engrossed in keeping everyone happy and quiet(ish). On this night, I had lots of time to look around and observe. Here’s what I came up with.
1. The food is good. For the most part, it feels fresh and handcrafted.
2. I’ve never had bad service. The wait-staff is attentive, knowledgeable, and prompt.
3. The drinks are delish. I had two winter white cosmos during my last visit (I did not drive) and I could have had a third.
4. The tablecloth is white drawing paper. When you show up with kids, the waiters give you crayons and expect you to have a field day with it.
5. It’s semi-noisy. We were sitting next to folks with a four year-old on one side and there was a toddler behind us. Those kids pretty much blended in with the background noise, so there’s no need to shush your cherub for anything short of a full nuclear meltdown.
With several drinks, an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert our bill was right at $100. It was semi-pricey, but I’ll be the first to tell you we could have gotten out a lot cheaper if we tried.
If you have a little one that typically behaves pretty well in restaurants, I’m giving this one high marks. The food is worth the higher prices. The atmosphere is intimate and relaxing, yet conducive to family dining. I love it and we’ll be back many, many times.
Bonefish Grill has three locations in the Grand Strand. Here is a link to the North Myrtle Beach restaurant, including the address, phone number, menu, specials, and hours of operation. Here are the links for the Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach locations, which also have that information. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
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