One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Caribbean-inspired cuisine and cocktails at Pusser's Bar and Grille in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Pusser's Bar and Grille nets a bounty of island-inspired culinary delights served alongside signature Pusser's rum, tropical cocktails, and waterside views. Grill-fired entrees anchor the menu, boasting shrimp and chorizo pasta ($19.95) and the Key Largo mixed grill, which skewers and sears shrimp and garlic key-lime butter-brushed chicken breast ($14.95). A platter of shrimp and cheddar grits ($14.95) marries two favorites from the breakfast and dinner hours, continuing in the American culinary tradition of mimosas or biscuits and cocktail-wiener gravy.
On temperate evenings, diners lounge lakeside on a sprawling veranda—where live music plays Thursday–Sunday—while they snack on jumbo lump crab dip ($9.95) and sip from rum flights ($14). Bartenders decant three one-ounce pours per flight from select rums that might include a 15-year-old Pyrat XO Reserve, an earthy Cruzan single-barrel, or the Pusser's 15-Year, aged in wooden-pot stills in accordance with a traditional Royal British Navy formula but without all the gunpowder.