For seven years of my life, I used to be a vegetarian. I don’t remember the exact reason why my 16-year old self decided to cut out meat (glorious, glorious meat!) out of my life. But from the age of 16 until I was 23, I shunned all meat products from my diet. Yeah…no pork. No chicken. And definitely no bacon.
Obviously, things change. I’ve kicked my veggie ways to the curb. Bring on the meat!
But even when I was a vegetarian, I couldn’t give up one “meat” from my diet. Fish. During my seven years of vegetarianism, I maintained that fish wasn’t really meat. Deep down, I knew it was…I just wanted to eat more sushi. Can you blame me?
Anyway, my love for this lovely sea creature was rekindled recently when I headed to The Fish Dock.
Located in Hazelwood, MO (a suburb of St. Louis), this place was a hop, skip, and jump away from my job! Woohoo! I love when that happens.
The spacious place didn’t offer much in the way of décor, to be honest. It was quite…bare.
Oh well…I was there for the fish! And boy did they have it. It was hard for me to choose what I wanted from their menu.
I settled with the catfish lunch combo: a huge piece of fried catfish, french fries, and a drink for $4.99? Sold!
It came out really quickly, and it looked delish!
Mmmmm….deep fried goodness right there.
The fries were decent. Piping hot, crispy, and delicious with barbecue sauce.
But the real star of the show? The fish! The cornmeal crust yielded easily to reveal hot, flaky catfish. It was great!
Service was friendly and prompt. They brought my food out quickly, and they didn’t give me any funny looks when I asked for a side of barbecue sauce (that’s always a plus!).
I won’t waste any more of your time – bring on the scores!
Food: 4 stars (out of five)
Ambiance: 1 star
Service: 4 stars
Value: 5 stars
It’s so close to my job, I’m definitely sure to return! Oh, and as I was leaving, two of the guys begged me to take their picture.
Of course I complied! See you next time, Fish Dock!
On a related note, I have some exciting news to share! I was chosen as a finalist for The Riverfront Times Web Awards!
Eeeeep! I’m up against some stiff competition! Even if I don’t win, it’s definitely an honor to be nominated.