Start your cruise through Vinnie's menus with the pelagic flavors of one-dozen oysters, blackened and served hot and spicy ($10.99). For diners that are extra-hungry and in need of an odd hat, there's the big combo basket of all of Vinnie's fried delights: crispy oysters, butterfly shrimp, calabash shrimp, and fish fillets ($16.99). Vinnie's original fish sandwich with fries ($9.99) offers a handheld seafood option, not to be confused with the derivative fish sandwich—the chicken club ($8.99). Vinnie's seasoned chefs also put together wraps and entrees such as the shrimp and grits, which fuses ground-corn flavors with ocean-fresh shrimp ($10.99).
Owner Garmon Moore and the team of chefs at Hole in the Wall Crab Shack pile plates high with in-the-shell blue crab legs and crab cakes made with lump meat, brought in from the Carolina coast weekly. House-made lemonade washes down tender helpings of made-to-order fare, including garlic crabs, tilapia sandwiches, and sides of hushpuppies.
Dive into the flavor ocean with LaVecchia's extensive menu. Surf-and-turf appetizer options include the tips and grits (grilled tenderloin with gorgonzola, caramelized onion, and red-wine shallot gravy, $8) with a half-dozen fresh blue point oysters ($12). Then set your sails for the house specialties, such as a Carolina Crabcake dinner (two cakes with seasonal vegetables and buttermilk whipped potatoes, $26), the stuffed jumbo shrimp, loaded with lump crab and boursin cheese, along with vegetables and buttermilk whipped potatoes, bacon, tomato, basil, and lobster beurre blanc ($24), or the USDA-prime 20-ounce bone-in ribeye, seared to marbley perfection and served on a bed of pure joy ($37).
The Deck's casual coastal menu offers fresh seafood fare and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed, beachlike environment. Settle into starters such as the she crab soup, a classic Carolinian concoction of blue-crab meat, crab roe, and dry sherry ($3.99/$6.99), or a dozen oysters on the half shell fashionably festooned with atomic cocktail sauce or classic mignonette ($12.99). Fish tacos are made to order with beer-battered cod ($7.99), achiote-seared rare tuna ($9.50), or blackened mahi mahi ($8.99), while the lobster roll swaddles Maine lobster in a buttery, split-top roll coverlet ($15.99). For patrons parched for liquid nourishment, The Deck offers handcrafted exotic cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices. Fresh-pressed sugar cane boosts a traditional mojito's flavor powers ($8.50), and the margarita combines house-infused, candied orange Cazadores Reposado tequila with fresh lime juice and a syrupy kiss of agave nectar ($9). With its rooftop-deck seating and serene marine color scheme, The Deck offers seaside-style relaxification without the need for beach towels, sunscreen, or sandworm repellent.