Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Cavort with aquatic compatriots with today's Groupon: for $11, you get a seafood meal for two at Bayou Fish House in Newport, Kentucky (a $23.21 value, with tax included). Each meal includes:
- Two entrees (a $6.95 value each)
- Two sides (a $2.50 value each)
- Two sodas (a $1.50 value each)
Bayou Fish House's kitchen team presents a straightforward menu of fried fish and Cajun specialty side dishes. Morsels of flavor float across fried seas on entrees comprised of a four-piece platter of perch, cod, whiting, or the catch of the day. Pair plates with coleslaw or a warm bowl of the restaurant's acclaimed gumbo. Maritime fixtures such as a boat paddle and life preserver adorn the walls, contributing to the saltwater atmosphere and inciting nostalgia for sailing and an unspoken admiration of landlubbers. The only seating available is at the bar—similar to circumstances at an attorney convention or a site where a group of attorneys is building a skyscraper and lunching on an I-beam—so patrons can stand or enjoy their fried feasts at home.
Bayou Fish House
Bred on Louisiana-style cooking, local restaurateur Grant Gieseler was dismayed by the lack of quality southern fare in the Cincinnati area. He and his business partner Blake Gieseler founded Bayou Fish House to introduce the area to fresh fried fish and hearty gumbo. Diners can grab meals to go or kick back at the bar or seating area and tell exaggerated tales about the biggest fish they ever ate. The eatery's walls sport a paddle, a life preserver, and various aquatic tchotchkes to remind fish of their home.
527 York St.
Newport, Kentucky 41071