Good Catch Boil House is like a modern Red Lobster with a twist. It’s kind of a thing now: southern, family style seafood, tossed with seasonings, served up in plastic bags and tossed on the table. Plastic bibs and gloves are also a must – it gets messy!
Bloggers and media are the first to experience this new spot: a seafood bar with large TV screens and a nautical theme. Oh ya, and there is a crazy PopEye statue.
Watch and enjoy!
I love when restaurants have a menu display table. It makes the experience so much easier to enjoy because you don’t have to stress about getting the perfect shot.
The bar has a wide variety of local breweries on tap. I’m not a beer drinker so my boyfriend did the tasting. Beau’s lager ale Lug-Tred is light and smooth – enjoy very cold. Paradise Lost brewed by Blood Brothers Brewing is an Ale style sour beer: floral and tart flavours combine nicely with the aroma of vanilla. And finally the Authentic Radler by Great Lakes Brewery: citrus on the nose, followed by a predominantly tart grapefruit sweetness. The food at Good Catch Boil is inventive. Simple ingredients and seafood, enhanced with spices create colourful dishes. Fried oyster sliders are served up first, crunch with plump brine flavour, sandwiched between two pillowy buns.
The Good Catch slaw is very similar to the one at Susur Lee’s Luckee. Piled high greens, flower petals, crunchy noodles, drizzled in sweet a sweet raspberry vinaigrette. I love the hot lobster roll because it’s super buttery, perfectly seasoned, sided with spicy crisp fries and lettuce. The cold version is also tasty, perhaps a tad less mayo… The gumbo soup has that stick-to-your-ribs texture and taste – Mmmm…
There were a few missteps. Curry Dungeness crab is VERY spicy, on the point of almost overpowering the dish. Cajun seafood fried rice is over cooked and dry. Shrimps are slathered in something that tastes like prepackaged minced garlic. You know the taste. New Zealand greenshell mussels are served in a nice garlic sauce, but are a tad gamey and grainy with sand. Why not source locally? Finishing on a good note, the lobster nachos taste as good as they look! Wonderful presentation. Overall, I had a great time. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right. 🙂