What a pleasant surprise to find such a jewel in the middle of Baxter Village in Fort Mill, S.C. The Fish Market Grill is a treasure within a treasure, residing within a quaint shopping area loaded with charming retail establishments. The Fish Market looks like an antebellum home with attached carriage house, as southern as can be. White with black trim, a wraparound porch with white columns and ceiling fans, and black wrought iron tables and chairs spaced conveniently for outside service, you know you are in for a treat as soon as you arrive. It is fronted by a white picket fence and a small park with a three tier fountain, a large pole clock and many azalea bushes and other flowering plants, with walk ways for strolling.
That, my friend is only the entrance. The interior is upscale in design, quiet and welcoming. The menu is outstanding. We were in a fish market restaurant but enjoyed high quality beef. For our appetizer we chose a crab and spinach fondue that was fluffy and perfectly blended. Served with tri-color chips it was as visually pleasing as it was delicious. Next we enjoyed spinach salad with balsamic dressing followed by tenderloin of beef brochette with roasted vegetables and rice. The meat was so tender I couldn’t eat it fast enough, cooked just right and accompanied by vegetables that were also grilled to complement the beef. We were on a roll so we opted for dessert, or I should say Bob did. He thoroughly enjoyed his chocolate bread pudding but I couldn’t hold another bite and was forced to pass on dessert.
We loved the quiet atmosphere and attentive service. Our only complaint is that they are not in Houston. I do wish we had time to try their seafood. I know it would be as high quality as the beef and it is my loss to have to leave without even a taste.
Their website states “Fish Market, Seafood Bar and Grill is York County’s premier destination for fresh fish and quality seafood. Conveniently located off interstate I-77 in Fort Mill’s Baxter Village, Fish Market Seafood, Bar and Grill is just a short drive for residents of Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC.”
I am pleased to highly recommend this restaurant to you, in the spring it will be even lovelier. There are many more delicious items on the menu. Tell them we sent you and it probably won’t get you any perks but we will be pleased you did.
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