Fish King Grill
Address: 500 E. Windmill Lane, Suite #145
Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until 3 p.m on Sundays.
Following the closure of downtown’s Zydeco Po-Boys last month, fans of Louisiana-inspired dining should head to the southeast to sample a taste of New Orleans-style casual cooking.
Fish King Grill just debuted in the Windmill Lane Plaza, already home to Bachi Burger and Joe Maxx Coffee, close to the intersection of Windmill Lane and Bermuda Road. Chef Miguel Mercado is in charge of the menu, with a resume that includes time spent in Texas and the Los Angeles area.
On the menu, starters include a dozen chilled boiled shrimp for $14.95, the $6.49 seafood gumbo and "wild hog poppers" for $8.49. Salads feature tilapia, catfish and orange roughy and range in price from $9.49 to $12.49; guests can opt to make "crispy" versions with ingredients like oyster and chicken. "Baskets" can be filled with jumbo shrimp, fried oysters or catfish and are served with fries and hushpuppies.
"Southern favorites" include grits and gumbo, jambalaya or Creole pasta alfredo and healthier options include grilled plates with vegetables, beans and rice. For hungry customers it's not a sandwich, but a "poor boy loaf," priced between $9.49 and $11.49 and arrives with fries and hushpuppies and is prepared "fully dressed" with "lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, tartar sauce, and cocktail sauce."
For dessert, more top Southern picks, like banana or bread pudding and a $4.49 Key lime pie.