Being the son of a fourth-generation Pensacola native, and a seafood and oyster nut, I always chose this place for my "Seafood Shack" fix when in the area. After a recent visit, I probably have taken the cure. Since I'm nearing 70, there have probably been a few changes in management and it shows in the menu. I ordered the fried shrimp and they came out Tempura Style.....this was still a hanging offense prior to the early 1950's. Plates for evening service have gone to 3-compartment paper plates, but the silverware is not plastic yet. $15.00 for the shrimp plate and the cook was not able to fill the small side-order compartments because the plate couldn't "take the pressure". Tempura-style batter was an excellent sponge for the frying oil but did not add much to the flavor of the shrimp. Hush puppies were precooked about an hour ago and came from a foil pan with an aluminum-foil cover set out on the counter....No heat lamp. I watched the oyster shucker shuck my wife's oysters and the waitress brought them over immediately. They were about 10 degrees cooler than room temperature of approximately 78 degrees. This may still be a hanging offense! Cheese grits used to be the best in Pensacola....not any more. Experience did not hurt my mouth as much as it hurt my Heart....A very old and pleasant memory dying a very sad death.
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