Most children won't eat a vegetable unless it is fried, just like they won't walk a dog who isn't wearing a bow tie. Pick your battles with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of seafood at Zeke's Fish & Chips.
Icelandic cod, gulf shrimp, and freshwater catfish sizzle at Zeke's Fish & Chips, lauded as a Best Eat For the Buck by Forbes. The menu features crisp cuts of breaded cod with hushpuppies, sauce, and a choice of two vegetables ($8.99). Freshwater catfish ($7.99) anchors beside coleslaw and french fries, and bites of frightened shrimp hide within a shrimp burger patty under a shroud of tartar sauce ($7.99). Zeke's also prepares plates of chicken ($6.99+) and country-fried steak ($8.95), and the kids' menu entertains wee palates with popcorn shrimp ($4.75) and other fare suitable for little taste buds still learning to spell their Uncle Esophagus' name.
Zeke's Fish & Chips
Icelandic cod, freshwater catfish, and gulf shrimp have been sizzling in the low-cholesterol vegetable oil of Zeke's Fish & Chips' fryers since 1971. Filled with crispy fish and southern-style sides—including fried okra and hush puppies—the menu exudes a down-home charm. In recognition of the eatery's commitment to wallet-friendly prices as well as quality comfort foods, Forbes placed Zeke's Fish & Chips on its 2011 list of Best Eats For The Buck, which spotlighted 20 eateries from all four of America's coasts.
In keeping with the casual vibe, guests order their grub from chalkboard menus behind the register. A stool-lined counter stretches along one entire wall of the narrow fry shop, inviting diners to put their elbows up and devour a piping-hot meal or classified government document.