Prattville – The restaurant located inside of the Prattville Bass Pro Shops is called the Islamorada Fish Company and its name is derived from that legendary village of islands in the Florida Keys known for superb fishing and for the pristine waters surrounding the island. The original Islamorada restaurant began as a small marina snack bar in the late 1940s. Fresh seafood was served every day and the restaurant gained a reputation over the years with seafood lovers.
The restaurant’s menu boasts a wide variety of seafood dishes as well as steaks, hickory-fired rotisserie chicken, barbecued chicken, and a varied selection of appetizers. The appetizers range in price from $6.95 to $8.95, featuring such exotic foods as Calamari and Alligator. Different salads such as Cobb and Caesar are available; sides include homemade Cole Slaw, French Fries, Wild Rice, and Mashed Potatoes.
Seafood dishes (including flame grilled) range all of the way from Shrimp Pasta to Cajun Pineapple Salmon and for the inexperienced seaman’s taste, the fare includes Chicken asta, St. Louis Style Spare Ribs, and New York Strip Steak. The sandwiches at the Islamorada include my favorite, Uncle Buck’s BBQ Chicken (at a reasonable price of $7.95 for more than a healthy portion – in other words, I couldn’t finish it); Ozarks Style Fried Catfish, the Bass Pro Burger, and the World Famous Islamorada Fish Sandwich (the one and only that made the restaurant famous).
There is no children’s menu per se, but junior fisherman and small landlubbers are sure to find something on the menu to satisfy those taste buds. I have dined at the restaurant on several occasions and each time found the service to be quick and efficient. I would recommend the Islamorada Fish Company to any wayfaring seaman just blowing in for a visit or one who has been tied up in the local harbor for a while.
The restaurant opens at 11:00 a.m. daily and is located at 2553 Bass Pro Blvd., Prattville, Alabama.
Article by Melissa Parker
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