Believe all of the other reviews! Yum. My sentiments are based on hitting this place up two nights in a row. We ordered the fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried lump crab bites, hushpuppies, side salad, cheesy grits, coleslaw and corn on the cob. The coleslaw and corn on the cob left something to be desired but the rest of our food was awesome! So bummed they had run out of t-shirts for sale when we got there. Excellent, friendly service.
Was in town for a wedding. Wanted some local seafood. This place did the trick. Got some steamed oysters YUM! Also had the fried shrimp lunch special with hush puppies and cheese grits. Worth stopping by if your in the area.
The only place to get great seafood. We always make a point of stopping here whenever we make an east coast trip from California. They also have the BEST fried chicken we have ever had.
Stopped in for a quick lunch out of the rain. Monday to Friday lunch specials from 7 dollar catfish to 13 dollar oysters. All fresh and includes fries or grits, hushpuppies and multiple trips to the well stocked salad bar. Food was all well cooked whether grilled catfish or blackened grouper. Hushpuppies were just right. The cheese grits were wonderful. With the grilled oysters we could not have wished for a better lunch. Wait staff are very good, even to running out "next door" to get malt vinegar as they had none left.
This place has a cute charm to it. Being a family owned place, the people are welcoming. The fish is so fresh that can be beaten by none. We had the three fish combo for 23$ which had flounder, crab cake and shrimp. It included one plate full of salad which was filling by itself. We camped at Holiday Campground and this was the most convenient and cheapest option for food. Would love to go here again.
We just left Barwick's completely satisfied. This was our third visit and with all three we experienced excellent food and friendly service. Overall we have ordered shrimp, crab claws, hamburger with onion rings and hamburger steak with gravy. We were told the seafood is obtained locally. If they can't get it locally, they don't serve it. My kind of place.
Good atmosphere with a view of the marina. A fiddler crab was climbing up the screen outside. Food was delicious. Waitress could have been a little friendlier. Overall a pleasant experience for the evening getaway.
I simply LOVE this place! Been here several times! It has become my favorite place to eat! Alittle on the pricey side, but I totally don't mind paying an extra dollar, when you get outstanding food, A lovely view, & a super high class feel! Thank you to the owners for bring something so wonderful to Wakulla, because for myself.... there was no where "nice" to eat in this area! Some people have complained about the nats, but they do provide indoor seating (or bring some bug spray). Some people have complained about having to wait for a table on the weekend nights.... But hey.... If you go to Tally, you will absolutely have to wait to get a table at prime time dinner time! I say BRAVO! Job well done guys! & what great cooks you hired! I will see you again soon!
I badly want this place to be good. The view and the location are perfect. The food used to be good, but after the management training team left, it's been going downhill. The service leaves much room for improvement. The servers and bartenders need to learn the bar and menu. Never a good sign when you order back to back drinks and the recipe is completely different.
Great food large portions and fast service. We had the grilled crab cakes shrimp with different sides.
Shared the senior platter of grilled grouper, shrimp, scallops, crab legs and all these were just great. The hush puppy was tasty and just the right crispiness. The crab cake was very mushy and tasted more of mayonaise than crab. It was 11:30 and there were few folks there and waitress came over right away for our order. She was the only one working the floor so those that came in later were not as lucky to be helped so quickly I noticed. She was working hard and fast, but there needs to be more wait staff for lunch. The place has been repainted and looks sharp.
We've been a fan of Coastal for a few years - since the first time we ate there. Good local seafood, fried well, with pretty good southern sides. Friday we did a coastal drive to Carrabelle, and decided to do Coastal for lunch. It was a bit after the lunch rush, around 1:40 in the afternoon. Two ladies were at outside the restaurant having a smoke, and one was braiding the others hair. Why is that important? Well... ...we went inside and took a seat at one of the only clean tables. The dining room wasn't near fill - we were the sixth table. Only one customer had food, perhaps a sign? Now I know the staff saw us because we exchanged pleasantries, so the 10 minute wait for a server was excruciatingly long. Still, it's not NYC so service can be, well, casual. But remember that good seafood... Our server arrived smiling and apologizing for the wait. Perhaps she had to finish the braid (the two servers were the ladies from outside). But a smile can go a long way. And remember that good seafood... My wife ordered the fried shrimp dinner with greens and cheese grits. Being the Fat Guy, I ordered all you can eat shrimp with cukes and onions and cole slaw. Of the food we ordered, everything was pre-made and just had to be plated and served. Only the shrimp needed to be battered and dropped. The wait for food approached the twenty minute mark and I was getting ready to cry uncle, pay for my drinks and leave. But remember that good seafood... Of the people in the dining room, we were the last to order, so when food started coming out to their tables I saw a ray of hope. Our order arrived, and in we dug. Ah, those shrimp. Piping hot and lightly battered, fried perfectly too long and with a bit of rubbery snap. My wife declared hers excellent, and indeed the flavor was darned good, but when all you do is fried seafood, my expectation is that it will be done right. A minor thing, I guess, or maybe I set my standards too high. To be sure I liked that these shrimp(s?) had none of the iodine flavor that I notice in foreign harvested shrimp. The sides - cole slaw was better than average, but mine benefited from a splash of pepper vinegar to cut the sweetness a bit. Greens - who in the south cooks unseasoned greens. No salt, no smokiness from ham hocks, nothing. Not the worst I've ever had, but certainly near the bottom. Cucumber and onion - almost lacking onion, thick slices of cucumber, a bit of vinegar and a tad too salty. Not one I'd reorder. Cheese grits - fried seafood and cheese grits are a great southern match. But cheese grits held way too long have the consistency of wall paper paste. When I went to wash my hands, I did notice that on every table with cheese grits, they looked barely touched. I should have warned my wife. Not sure if this lunch was worth the $35 tab (less tip). Would we go again? Not likely at this point, especially since Angelo and Sons has a new place - Tropical Shrimp Company - nearby. Too bad because with a tune up on dining room service and a bit of care in the kitchen, Coastal could be a booming gold mine.
The food was good. Much cheaper than the seafood restaurant next door. Its a hole in the wall place. Prices are around $11/pp. Make sure you get local seafood. All you can eat popcorn shrimp is not good and is not local. Waitress was really good about telling us up front ab the food. Recommended and cheaper than highly rated restaurant next door.