Now let me warn you this place does not take reservations. This was small fact that my girl decided to leave out as she knows me, I do not like to wait. As the first to arrive she told me to put our name on the list for a party of 14. Yes, you read that correctly a table for 14 people, with no reservations and 5 large parties already on the list before us. So as most who know me can attest, as long as I have my Kindle I'm good.
Eventually our turn comes and we round up to grab our seats. I did not study the menu prior so I decided to rely on the combination of absolute curiosity and a strong recommendation provided by our friends father, Mr. Richard.
And so it begins, with large and small bowls of Seafood Chowder, Lobster and Shrimp Bisque and Seafood Gumbo. It was exciting just watching it all come out and of course I had my spoon in everybody's bowl for a taste. Everyone was like family even though we had only met just moments before. The flavors of each were so very rich. I promise in my heart I wanted to finish my bowl, but then the thought that more food was on the way stopped me dead in my tracks.
|Lobster and Shrimp Bisque|
|Heart Attack Stack|
With all of this you would think the meal was over. That would make to much sense, just as I sit back on my seat, I see them coming with more plates. To my relief I did only order the shrimp Po'boy, which I was only able to take a few bites of before picking off he shrimp. But it was Captain Creole's Platter that stole the show. It was 'a little bit of everything fried: catfish, oysters, shrimp, tilapia, crawfish, gator and a fried cajun crab cake,' that looked like it 10lbs worth of food. Jaws simply dropped at the site. It was ordered to be shared by two, but it easily could have fed 5 people.
|Captain Creole's Platter|