I finally got a chance to try the other new place near my house - Lost Flamingo Seafood Grill. It's on Route 28 and has been quite a few different places over the years but I have a feeling this one will stick.
They've got a big parking lot as well as a large outdoor patio (closed for now).
It turns out they just opened in late 2015 - and if it all seems a little familiar - there's a reason for that! I was with my East-sider friend Kelly and said that it sort of reminded me of Pelican's Reef on Beechmont. Once our server came over she explained that - it's the same owner!
Grilled mahi mahi dinner ($14) 12oz mahi filet grilled & 2 sides. You can choose from plain – blackened - Teriyaki pineapple and garlic butter. She liked the Mahi and her sides - the broccoli looked really good - and I'll touch on the mac in a minute.
Other side options include fries, garlic bread, caesar salad, house salad, cole slaw, mac & cheese or onion rings.
They have a wide selection of appetizers including conch fritters - which are rare to come across in these parts! I had them once in the Virgin Islands and didn't really care for them - but I know a lot of people like them.
I went for the The “Trident” seafood broil - shrimp, crab cake and scallops broiled in garlic butter and served with 2 sides - $19 and chose garlic bread and macaroni & cheese for my sides.
First - the mac & cheese was great! I don't usually like homemade but this was cheesy enough to satisfy. The noodles were overcooked but that's typical for homemade to me- all in all - I liked it for sure and would get it again.
Peach Cobbler is way better. We did kill it though - so it couldn't have been too bad. I would love to try their Carrot Cake!
I grabbed a few more pics of the interior...
The big tiki bar...
and the beautiful cichlid tank! We used to have a bunch of cichlids - this made me miss them for sure!
Why Should You Go? I love supporting local restaurants and am always craving seafood. I wish they had King Crab since that's my favorite - but I've learned how to make that myself - so it's all good. Bottom line - if you like Pelican's Reef - you'll like the Lost Flamingo.