The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seafood at Vinnie's Sardine Grill and Raw Bar. This Groupon is good at Vinnie's two locations—South Boulevard and Lake Norman.
Start your cruise through Vinnie's menus with the pelagic flavors of one-dozen oysters, blackened and served hot and spicy ($10.99). For diners that are extra-hungry and in need of an odd hat, there's the big combo basket of all of Vinnie's fried delights: crispy oysters, butterfly shrimp, calabash shrimp, and fish fillets ($16.99). Vinnie's original fish sandwich with fries ($9.99) offers a handheld seafood option, not to be confused with the derivative fish sandwich—the chicken club ($8.99). Vinnie's seasoned chefs also put together wraps and entrees such as the shrimp and grits, which fuses ground-corn flavors with ocean-fresh shrimp ($10.99).
Each Vinnie's Sardine Grill and Raw Bar location has different décor, but all cultivate a ship's dashing charms and a down-to-earth, friendly vibe. Lake Norman offers lakeside dining, giving diners the chance to skip stones or catch seagulls with grocery bags tied to baseball bats.
Not valid toward alcohol.
Vinnie's Sardine Grill and Raw Bar on South Boulevard won the Best of Citysearch award in 2005 for Cheap Eats and won in 2006 for Bar Menu and Dive Bar. Yelpers give that location an average of three stars. Yahoo! Travelers give the Vinnie's Lake Norman location a 3.5-star average.