Boiling Pot

Ever crave a big plate of fried seafood and not want to pay the extra cash to gaze over the waters of Mobile Bay with your meal. There's a perfect place for just that.  The Boiling Pot offers Causeway type fare at more reasonable prices.  There's everything seafood - fried, boiled or grill - with a few other dishes thrown in for variation. Granted, the Boiling Pot doesn't have any fancy sauces for it's seafood but what it does have is quality and quantity in a relaxed atmosphere.

As an appetizer, I ordered the shrimp jambalaya.  For $1.99, you get a four ounce cup.  Oh my god, this little thing packs a wallop in terms of flavor. There's plenty of shrimp and sausage. There's at least a shrimp in every bite and a piece of sausage in every other.  There's also a lot of sauce compared to rice, which is nice and fluffy.  It reminds me more of an ettouffe than a jambalaya though.  I love the flavors and it's the right amount of heat.  I could eat a bowl of this and be pretty satisfied.

There's is such a wide variety of seafood at the Boiling Pot it's hard to choose.  The po-boys are always a big hit. During this trip, my brother got half an oyster po-boy and it was stuffed.  There were plenty of big plump oysters. The sandwich came fully dressed with mayo, lettuce and tomato.  The oysters are only lightly coated and then fried.  You can still taste the natural juices of the oysters.  Unlike other places where they heavily batter the oysters and then all you can taste is the flour mixture. 

The folks are real accommodating too. I wanted a fried seafood platter which typically comes with oysters, shrimp and fish.  I am not a big fried fish fan so I asked if I could substitute and they were happy to oblige.  There were an array of vegetables you can choose from to go with the platter.  There's everything from corn on the cob to killer mac & cheese as well as fries and onions rings.  You can stand there for a good 10 minutes trying to figure out what you want to eat.

Some seafood places in town can be a little hoity toity, if you know what I mean.  At the Boiling Pot, it's about family and friends.  Orders and placed and picked up at the back of restaurant and there's two huge spaces for dining.  It gives everyone plenty of room to stretch out, relax and enjoy a good meal.

During lunch and dinner time, there could be a bit of a wait to place your order, but that's how a successful restaurant is suppose to be.  The prices aren't bad either.  My brother and I went for lunch and we ended up spending about $25 on SEAFOOD.  At certain places on the Causeway, that's a single entree.  If you're looking for quality seafood at reasonable prices, you can't go wrong at the Boiling Pot.

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