Woodshed Grill and Brew Pub—an official UFC sports bar—is a favorite hangout for regulars. As juicy burgers and saucy chicken wings delight taste buds, eyes can turn to more than 20 flat-screen TVs broadcasting sports. Meanwhile, bartenders mix cocktails and serve an extensive selection of beers, including 101 on tap and more than 100 in bottles.
Alongside its Mediterranean platters, Jordan Valley Restaurant serves up ample hospitality. The restaurant strives to be a social space where friends and new acquaintances can mingle amongst Middle Eastern spices, or chat on the porch over hookahs. The kitchen’s staples include kebabs, gyros, and a variety of pitas filled with kafta, tandoori chicken, or meatballs.
Sunny yellow walls and park benches frame the entryway of CJ’s Kitchen & Grille, giving the cozy eatery the feel of a small, Southern town. Inside, baskets of fried fish and gulf shrimp, and platters of smothered pork chops and country-fried steak keep the Southern ambiance alive. A friendly wait staff shuffles fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare from table to table, sating appetites with crab cakes, housemade tartar sauce, and hush puppies. Early-rising taste buds awaken from dreams about licking the surface of the moon to devour eggs paired with hash browns, grits, and andouille sausage, or to dive into homemade french toast made from Gambino's New Orleans' french bread.
At Arlene Williams Bar-B-Que, smoke sinks into sausage and sauce seeps into slowly roasting cuts of pork, beef, and chicken. In the dining room, the spicy sauce drips from ribs, drawing nervous glances from the novelist writing the last line on their 432nd napkin. Steam and the sound of clattering pots drifts from the kitchen, conjuring images of the steamed okra, collard greens, and blackberry cobbler within.
The staff at Nick’s Boathouse aim to combine affordable, upscale seafood specialties and a casual atmosphere, where waterfront views surround the outdoor patio and lantern-style lights illuminate the wood accents of the indoor space. On Friday and Saturday nights, the owners hire local bands to serenade diners as they savor blackened-chicken pasta and one of four signature flatbreads. The kitchen staff prepares fresh fish to order at lunch, dinner, or private events.