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. Satisfy cravings for companionship and freshly caught fare with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of seafood and more at Chuck’s Fish. Choose between the following Chuck’s Fish locations: Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.
Chuck’s Fish shells out fresh seafood from the Gulf Coast and hand-cut steaks from local markets. Chuck's procures all its succulent seafood from a wholesale market in Destin, Florida, using hook and line catching methods rather than luring fish to patrons' plates with the promise of a Hawaiian timeshare. The Tuscaloosa location’s extensive dinner menu showcases entrees such as surf 'n’ turf with an 8-ounce filet mignon and stuffed shrimp or jumbo lump crab cakes ($32), hickory-oven pizzas ($10–15), and sushi.
The Birmingham location’s dinner menu is comparable; entrees include soft tacos with fried or grilled mahi, mango salsa, avocado, chipotle sour cream, and spanish rice ($21), parmesan-crusted grouper over penne with pesto cream sauce (market price), and sushi designed by chef Yoshie Eddings, a Japanese sushi master and fearsome opponent in Go Fish.
Chuck’s Fish’s commitment to serving southern-sourced flavors is one aspect of its admiration of Chuck Morgan, the man for whom the restaurant was named. A famous civil-rights attorney, Morgan tried multiple landmark civil-rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1960s. During this time, he never once missed his daily routine of diving into the ocean to catch his dinner by hand.
The Crimson White featured Chuck's in Tuscaloosa, and 79% of 309 Urbanspooners like it. TripAdvisors give the Tuscaloosa location an average of four owl eyes. Eighty-two percent of 224 Urbanspooners like Chuck's in Birmingham.
- Chuck’s menu features a different fish for dinner every Monday through Saturday night beginning at 5 p.m. and Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their seafood menu also boasts favorites such as crab cakes and crab claws, gumbo, spring rolls and fresh shrimp. – Jordan Staggs, Tuscaloosa location, Crimson White
- had a great time. The service was friendly and upscale. The Uptown shrimp app is outstanding. Wes Emmons, Birmingham location, Urbanspoon