First of all, I don’t like most seafood restaurants because their fried seafood tastes so greasy. But my kids really do. So we tried Pier 51. WE LOVE THIS PLACE. The food was better than any seafood restaurant we have ever been to and we have eaten at all the local seafood places as well as the chains. I had the fried combo platter and it was an overly generous portion. The fish was light and flaky and the shrimp was crunchy and delicious. It was simply perfect. I asked my husband, who had worked in a Fish camp in high school why Pier 51’s seafood was so much better. He says that the key to the best seafood is to change the oil frequently so that must be what Pier 51 is doing. The kid’s portions were large also and my kids are big eaters. Also, the staff is friendly and attentive. It has a great family atmosphere. Last, the restaurant is spotless…including the restrooms. Give this place a try!
200 S Tryon StCharlotte, NC 28202
Thanksgiving Day 2008 noon lunch. Our waiter arrived immediately and he was well-informed and courteous. Lunch arrived soon after we ordered. The…
The drink specials were awesome! A friend of mine and I were planning on going out and grabbing a drink on a beautiful spring day. We sat out on a patio on the water, and shared a pitcher for $5! It was a Wednesday, so I thought that they were just trying to bring people in, but was surprised to see great beer AND liqueur specials all week long. From $5 martinis on saturday to $2 U call its on Thursday. While we were planning on just grabbing a drink, we were really surprised with the menu that we split the crab queso and fried pickles. They were both delicious. I am planning on taking my husband back and trying some more of the menu. It was a nice restaurant, with great service. I definitely recommend it!
You will not believe the offerings at this family-style seafood restaurant. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) from seafood, ribs, pulled pork BBQ, Greek specialties, wings and South 21 Fare is exceptional. The staff are courteous and the owner is a genuine person out greeting guests in the dining room. This is one of our favorite places in all of Charlotte.