Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lunch at Louie's

The other day we found ourselves having lunch at Louie's, Harpoon Louie's that is. I heard great things about this place and their famous fish sandwiches (according to my aunt). It's not exactly the fanciest joint in town but they have a nice outdoor patio and a pool tables indoors if that's your kinda thing (me, I am more a foosball type of gal). The menu ranges from affordable seafood dishes to salads, sandwiches, classic burgers, and buffalo wings with some vegetarian and vegan options.

To view their menu, click HERE

We ordered the spring rolls to start off, which probably wasn't the wisest of choices considering it was the only Asian inspired dish on the menu but what can I say, I'm a sucker for those crispy rolls of deliciousness. When they arrived I saw they were your typical shredded carrot and cabbage mix, deep fried and served with a sweet and spicy signature sauce. The outside was nice and crunchy and I appreciated that fact that they weren't swimming in grease but I thought the inside lacked some flavor, it could have used a nice splash of ginger instead of just plain old salt and pepper. The signature sauce was OK, my friend was a bigger fan of it than I was, there was an ingredient in there that I wasn't particularly fond of (I wanna say it was some sort of vinegar).

For my entree I decided on the fish tacos (since I've heard such great reviews about their fish) which were filled to the brim with lightly seasoned grilled fish fillets, southwestern red cabbage slaw, and mango salsa served with chips and traditional salsa. The fish tacos were good but not great. they had nice flavor and the fish was nice and tender and cooked well. The slaw was tasty but it was a little to wet because about half way through eating it my tacos turned into a soggy mess. The salsa you could tell was made in house (which I appreciate) but it tasted a little too earthy for my liking.

My friend ordered the shrimp salad sandwich which was succulent whole shrimp tossed in a creamy dressing served on a toasted croissant with lettuce and tomato with your choice of side, in this case, mixed vegetables. Usually anything tossed in mayo kinda freaks me out but I decided to try it and I was shocked at how delicious it was. The shrimp were fresh and cooked well, the seasoning was nice and the flavor of mayo was not overbearing. The vegetables were semi-cold and but you could tell that they took the time to grill which is nice compared to the typical steamed veggies restaurants usually serve.

The Verdict:
Harpoon Louis is a casual joint that serves up some tasty classics. They offer some unique vegetarian and vegan options and have a wide variety of salads and sandwiches. The service is friendly and attentive but overall I would say that the food is just slightly above mediocre.

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