The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of boring, inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Caribbean-inspired fare at Pusser’s Bar and Grille in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Pusser’s serves diverse brunch, lunch, and dinner menus of tropical eats in a laidback, island-like setting. Midday diners can stop in for a quick pick-me-up with a pick-uppable eat like the coconut encrusted grouper sandwich, lightly fried and topped with pineapple salsa ($10.95). Palatable paradise greets evening eaters, including starters like the house’s award-winning crab dip, a tongue-teasing mix of jumbo lump crab meat, peppers, onions, and tomatoes blended with creamy cheese ($9.95), ideal for topping toasted bread, chips, or underseasoned napkins. Appease aquatic appetites with fresh oceanic fare like shrimp and bacon-topped cheese grits, crowned with a garlic cream sauce ($14.95), or dine turfside with a steak selection like the petite filet mignon ($19.95). The classic key lime pie delights divided dessert desirers with a succulent Venn diagram of intersecting sweet and tart ($5.50).
Of-age patrons can enter the Upper Deck’s rooftop confines, a retreat-within-a-retreat serving beers, wines, and cocktails. Sample the signature Pusser’s Painkiller, a blend of Pusser’s Rum, pineapple and orange juice, and coconut and garnished with nutmeg to temporarily spell nagging ills and existential debates ($6-$8). Sip a swig as you look out over the water, or sway to the sounds of live entertainment on the terrace Wednesday through Saturday.
- Overall, I'd say it would be hard not to have a good time having one of their fruit and rum cocktails outside on a nice day. I give it an above-average rating for its setting and I'll be back. – Greg F., Yelp
- Unique and flavorful menu items attractively presented in "casa blanca evoking" surroundings. A place worth keeping on your short list – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 11/08/2010
816 A1A N
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082Get Directions