Brotula’s was one of the new restaurants, in Destin, that I was excited about trying. They’re trendy, funky and a sister company to Jackacuda’s. The even best news is that it’s away from Harborwalk in its own free-standing location. Woohoo for no parking issues!
Right now, their website is having some issues so I might have to wing the names of some items ordered!
We got right in – they’ve revamped the old Fisherman’s Wharf, wonderfully. It no longer smells totally like a big fish.
Our service started quickly (more on that later) – we ordered a couple of appetizers. Fried pickles, of course, and a Crab Dip – listed as one of their signature items.
They were pretty good, not perfect. Could have been fried a few minutes longer.
For being a signature dish, there certainly wasn’t a lot of crab in the crab dip. Mostly a Velveeta tasting cheese. Disappointing.
Presentation, for all dishes was beautiful.
I’m a sucker for soups, so I got a cup of the clam chowder.
At first, I found the soup to be really appealing but after a minute, the seasoning got to be overwhelming and the bacon was soggy (and very abundant).
I’ll post what I ordered last.
Here’s the rundown…
Blackened Fish Tacos (mine!)
This is the thing. I ordered fish tacos and my husband ordered the shrimp po’boy (my daughter did as well). We GOT 2 blackened shrimp tacos. Not sure how that happened. Our server said that he never makes mistakes (I guess implying that it was our fault?). But, I never order shrimp tacos…I’m a fish taco lover. And, my husband definitely said shrimp Po’boy. Being the awesome guy that my husband is, he kept the wrong shrimp tacos. I waited for my fish tacos. And, waited. And, waited some more. It took a really long time – even the guy who brought them out stated that it took forever. Plus, when I got them, they were missing 2 components (listed on the menu) that I had to ask my server for. They were average fish tacos. Missing a key ingredient, guacamole.
The food verdict – my daughter LOVED her shrimp po’boy and the hushpuppies were probably the best we’ve had in Destin. Everything else was just “eh”.
Our server was sweet enough to bring out a piece of key lime pie, for our troubles.
My 4 peeps, who don’t typically like key lime pie, loved this one. I prefer mine to be more tart. It was creamy but I need my lips to pucker a little.
I was disappointed in Brotula’s. And, we don’t have to put them on our “must” list.