While on vacation in December, my wife and I had the opportunity to have dinner with her sisters and their husbands (without kids!) at the Bonefish Grill in Pensacola, FL. I had heard so many good things about this place that I was eager to dine there. We had a great time together. The six of us had not been together since our wedding in 2004, so this vacation was a family reunion of sorts.
When on vacation, one of the “rules” that we have is that we cannot eat at a restaurant that we have back home. If we choose to eat out, then we want to experience some of the local food rather than a big chain restaurant that we can eat at in MN.
Bonefish Grill is definitely a go-to place. We got there a bit after 5:00 and the parking lot was starting to fill up. We tried some of the Bang-Bang Shrimp. They were wonderful. A bit spicy with a kick, but I have never been known to shy away from the spicy food items! For my main entree I had the Jumbo Sea Scallops and Shrimp. They were more than likely fresh because of the proximity to the Gulf. Something unique is that they offer signature sauces with each of their entrees: Warm Mango Salsa, Chimichurri Sauce (which is more Italian), Lemon Butter and Pan Asian. I tried the Chimichurri Sauce which was outstanding. My wife was undecided when it came to the signature sauce for her entree, so our server brought her out a sample of each! This was great because I got to try the Mango Salsa, but the Pan Asian was the best sauce by far. I enjoyed my choice, but when I go back, the Pan Asian sauce is for me.
If you are looking for a nice place to enjoy great company and great food and service. Bonefish Grill is definitely a place worth trying!