South Shore Grille – An American Grille with a Cuban Flair

by Rick Clapp

South Shore Grille, owned and operated by local restaurant guru, Mickey Wooten, has evolved into a League City/Bay Area landmark. The restaurant offers customers high quality American cuisine and for those who want variety and something different, the menu features to die for selections such as Calamari de Havana, Cuban Crusty Critters (hush puppies with a Cuban flavor), a fresh and spicy Black Bean Soup, Grouper & Shrimp Havana and mine and Hemingway’s favorite, The Cuban Sandwich. Their FISH TACO is to die for. Soups, both hot and cold are always fresh and popular. For dessert you must try Cuban Bread Pudding with a Flor de Cana Ron Sauce.

A wide selection of signature appetizers includes fabulous Crab Cake Duvalle, or a delicious combination of Flat-Grille Shrimp & Scallops. If you prefer to start your dining experience with a salad, Seafood Salad Louie is an excellent choice.

The dinner menu is vast and offers the best Certified Angus Beef steaks in town. Choose from twelve ounce Rib eyes, 14 ounce New York Strips, eight ounce Filet Mignons and everyone’s favorite Prime Rib. Another popular dish is the combination Steak & Cheese Enchiladas consisting of a Prime Rib with Jack and Cheddar cheese wrapped in corn tortillas and drizzled with enchilada sauce, served with Cuban black beans, guacamole and pico de gallo! The grille also offers a creative selection of sandwiches, including French dip, burgers and chicken. Lunch at the grille is very affordable. Many items under ten dollars.

Mickey has created an atmosphere that includes chic art from the Eagle’s Nest Gallery in Kemah (for sale) combined with the tasteful coastal decor of the grille. The restaurant has cozy booths throughout and a semi private room that will seat up to 30.

Complete your meal with one of South Shore Grille’s decadent desserts. Key Lime Pie, Crème Brule and Island Brownie are just a few of the selections and you can add to the enjoyment with a cup or Espresso or Cappucino.

Not only does South Shore Grille have excellent food and service, the Grille has extensive wine and martini offerings. Mickey personally oversees every detail and is adamant about the food quality and customer service.

A bar area separate from the restaurant is a great place to meet old and new friends and the outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy the cool fall weather.

If you haven’t yet been to South Shore Grill, make plans to go there soon. The restaurant is conveniently located at 2800 Marina Bay Drive in League City. Reservations are welcome but not required. For more information call 281-334-7700 or visit Bon appétit!

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