After our first experience at Fish City Grill, we had mostly made our minds up that we were NOT going back. However, the raving comments some of you left after our last review and the owner’s warm invitation to come back and give it another try convinced us to give this place one more shot before writing it off completely. At the end of the day we support Tyler businesses and hope to see them all succeed and flourish. And, we just really like places that serve good food and have excellent service. Tyler can never have too many of those, right?
We went back to Fish City Grill on Thursday evening and were seated at a corner table right by the big screen. Though we were invited back, we remained anonymous throughout our meal. Just like it might not have been fair to judge Fish City after one night of bad service, it also wouldn’t be fair to critique them if they knew they were serving the Tylerites. We wanted to give them a fair shot to redeem themselves, and did they ever.
One of the big reasons our second visit to Fish City was so much better than the first was our awesome server, Ray. He was funny, polite, and knowledgeable, and I’d venture to say he’s one of the better servers in Tyler. I enjoy having a server who can make good suggestions, and all of his were spot on. We started with the fried pickles which were delicious, and for our entrees I had the mahi mahi, my sister had the salmon, and my husband had the crab cakes. I also knew I wanted a glass of wine with my meal, and Ray’s suggestion to go with the Pinot Grigio was perfect. Our entrees, which came out promptly, were amazing. My mahi mahi was seasoned just right, and I especially liked the green beans spiked with diced purple onions. My sister’s salmon came with a dollop of spicy butter and was excellent, but we all agreed that the crab cakes my husband ordered (based on Ray’s recommendation) were our favorite. I will definitely be ordering those next time. And yes, after this experience, there will definitely be a next time.
It’s amazing how different my impression was after this visit than it was after our first. Everything was better this time around. Thank you so much Fish City for inviting us back. We would be sorely missing out if we let one bad experience keep us away from this place.
Fish City Grill
4740 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703-1308