But if you go anywhere near Windmill Lane just south of the 215 don’t wander by without stopping. They offer a variety of seafood ranging from shrimp, crab, oysters and a slate of fresh water fish as well.
Starters include seafood gumbo, ceviche and a Mexican shrimp cocktail served in a large glass with the shellfish immersed in a tomato sauce. Grilled fish salads are also available with choices including salmon, tilapia and catfish.
Fans of fried fish will be pleased. Not only does the fish come nicely battered with a little crunch, but you will also get both fries and hush puppies. Order it either regular or spicy.
As I pondered the menu during my first visit, my eyes went straight to the grilled plates. What a variety of fish; including Red Snapper, Orange Roughy and Mahi Mahi.
I love Rainbow Trout and usually order it when I’m visiting a seafood restaurant. I quickly ordered it with garlic butter. The beautiful plate arrived with beans and rice (Southern style) and nicely grilled zucchini.
The fish was tender and delicious. The price was $13.99 which is certainly a bargain almost anywhere and, especially here in the valley.
There are several side options available that looked great as I was eyeing the various plates that were being distributed to tables around the dining area. New potatoes, fried okra and corn on the cob are available along with green beans, steamed spinach, squash and zucchini for those looking something a little healthier.
Not only will you find large plates but those who love to indulge in a whole fish will want to order the Tilapia Veracruz that is only $14.99 and comes with rice and vegetables. You can even choose a full plate of fish tacos with crispy corn tortillas for only $11.99.
Poor Boy Loafs are something that are a bit unusual. These southern-inspired sandwiches are prepared with a variety of meats like chicken, shrimp, crawfish and soft- shell crab. They are “fully dressed” with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles, plus they come with both tarter and cocktail sauces.
Desserts continue the Southern theme with Key Lime Pie and both banana and bread pudding.
Drinks are another bargain. Priced at just $2.00 are a duet of lemonades, sweet and unsweetened tea and coffee for $1.50 a cup. It’s good to know good fish is here with a price tag that won’t sink your boat.
Fish King Grill, 500 Windmill Lane, #145, Las Vegas. (702) 844-1786. www.fishkinggrill.com.