Sunday, October 10, 2010

Where Small Crowds Flock: Hog Snappers Shack & Sushi - Tequesta, Florida

Hog Snappers Shack and Sushi
279 S. US 1
Tequesta, FL 33469
Open Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m - 10 p.m. (May change in summer)

By Jane Feehan

Tucked away in a strip shopping center along US 1, Hog Snappers could be easily missed except for sighting a small crowd waiting to get in.  The place has been a hit since it opened August, 2009.

Sushi earns high marks but their signature hog snapper sandwiches ($8 ) served on house made ciabatta bread also deserve applause. Portions are fresh – and huge. They also serve salmon, lobster cavatelli, paella, chicken, steaks and even ribs for dinner.  Skip the paella – not good. But the crab cake I supped on was outstanding; it wasn’t like any I’ve eaten before. Set atop a bed of coleslaw, accented with just a few tiny pieces of bacon and drizzled in a fantastic remoulade, it was enough, with a salad, for a meal. Much of the lunch menu is available at dinner hours, a good thing for the budget conscious.

The caveat here is the atmosphere. With cement floors, just a few tables*, lots of noise and a bit of smoke that drifts into the dining area from an open kitchen, Hog Snappers Shack and Sushi is short on comfort.  It’s not for quiet, leisurely dining. Crowds waiting to get in  ramp up the pressure to turn tables (for dinner arrive before 6 p.m.). For good food at reasonable prices, Hog Snappers is on the list.

Wine and beer served. Dinner entrĂ©es average $23, lunch $8. Service: good. Casual but think twice about bringing active children.  Copyright © 2010 Jane Feehan. All rights reserved.  Enter city in search box on right for more restaurants in area.
*NOTE: Hog Snappers has recently expanded and has added another bar ... a GOOD thing!

Bobby Flay of Food Network does paella ...
Tags: Tequesta dining, Tequesta casual restaurants, Tequesta seafood restaurants, Jupiter restaurants, 

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