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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dinner at Big Hickory Seafood Grille and Marina

is a seafood-themed restaurant on Little Hickory Island in Bonita Springs, FL.

The name of the restaurant is a bit of a misnomer. It looks out towards Big Hickory Island but is not located on it, Big Hickory Island being one of the islands in the bordering Estero Bay Estuary.

As you approach the restaurant,

 there is plenty of outdoor seating,

with pleasant views of Estero Bay, the really great thing about BHSGM. 

If it's too hot for you during the summer months there is of course, indoor accommodations as well.

My dining companion (DC) and I ordered a couple of things from their Menu.

I love Cobb Salad and that is what I ordered.

Being a seafood-themed restaurant, it was served with a few barbecued shrimp instead of chicken. If you can't remember what is in a Cobb salad, remember the acronym EAT COBB (eggs, avocado, tomato, chicken, onion, bacon and blue cheese). The salad portion was small and I was still hungry after eating this. I should not have been for what what charged for this dish.

DC ordered the fried oyster basket based on the server's recommendations.

The oysters came with fries, ketchup, tartar sauce and a black bean/corn salsa. The oysters were small, "quarter (25 cent)- sized" and as you can see, were mostly overcooked with burnt breading.

After the meal we walked across the street to Little Hickory Beach Park to watch the sunset

which was the highlight of the evening.

The meal at BHSGM was disappointing. The setting was very nice but the food unremarkable. The prices of the food were however, remarkable for what was served to DC and I that evening. Perhaps we ordered the wrong thing or perhaps this establishment is better suited for lunch. To be fair, they have $3.00 fish tacos on Wednesdays that are really good but based on this dining experience, I would be hesitant to go back for dinner.

It's a wrap for another post on Forks.

Big Hickory Seafood Grille and Marina
26107 Hickory Blvd.
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

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