Fish House Grill launches new menu, decor
February 20, 2013By Liz Biro
New “gourmet” burgers and an expanded tap beer list are among changes at Wrightsville Beach’s Fish House Grill.
The 1410 Airlie Road restaurant’s Certified Angus Beef burgers include a new Reuben version on rye with kraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese and a Hawaiian with prosciutto, smoked gouda and grilled pineapple, Fish House general manager Chris McCray said.
A black bean burger made in-house replaces the previous veggie burger, McCray said.
Eight beer taps have been added to the existing four, and The Fish House team is considering which suds will flow from them. “Local definitely interests us,” McCray said.
Fresh salads are back, including a larger Caesar, a gorgonzola walnut salad and a pulled chicken tortilla salad. Salmon is available on salads or in a new salmon sandwich stacking field greens, shaved cucumbers and lemon tartar sauce on a sesame roll.
Seafood platter portions are larger, and a fish tacos menu has been added, as well, McCray said.
The main dining room has new high-top dining tables and five new 42-inch televisions added to two existing screens on opposite sides of the bar. Low booths remain in a smaller, more private dining area, McCray said.
McCray, also general manager for next door’s Bridge Tender, which along with Fish House Grill is owned by Zac Mac Enterprises, said that each winter the company’s team reviews décor and menu and confers with locals and customers to see what changes might be best for the restaurants.