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Grayton Seafood Co. Treats Locals to Winter Specials

January 25, 2017 by Audrey Johnson

Grayton Seafood Co. is showing locals some love with daily and weekly specials to keep us warm and fed all Winter long. Between happy hour, Saturday seafood boils, Sunday brunch, and new dinner creations, they’re giving us plenty of reasons to grab a table inside or party on the deck out back with friends.

Fun permeates the place, with nods to tall tales and vintage photos of folks who may or may not be related to Owner Kenny Griner. His laid-back approach welcomes you in and invites you to stay awhile. While Kenny doesn’t appear to take himself too seriously, one things for sure. He doesn’t compromise when it comes to cold beer, native fish, and fresh oysters.

Chef Andy Brown stretches his creative muscles at dinner with instant classics like Creole Linguine Alfredo and chalkboard specials that will blow your mind. Blackened triggerfish takes the long sleep in a bed of diced potatoes, creamed spinach and crawfish topped with leafy microgreens. Creating a dish that’s hearty and savory and fresh at once requires some serious skill and a playful approach, which the crew at Grayton Seafood Co. has in spades.

Treat yourself to a half dozen Barbecued Oysters fried and tossed in a honey Dijon buffalo sauce and topped with blue cheese crumbles. The Fried Green Tomatoes with shrimp remoulade are outstanding. If you talk yourself into dessert, order New Orleans Pecan Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce. Don’t worry about the calories because everyone else will be digging in family style. 

Grayton Seafood Co has a homey feel that’s only made stronger when you’re on the intimate back deck under the arms of shady oaks. Pop in the back door to the bar Wednesday-Saturday from 4-6 for Happy Hour. Slurp a dozen oysters for $9.95 and get half off Oyster City drafts.

The sweet life continues on the sweet deck for Saturday Shrimp Boils weekly from 11-4. A plate is piled high with a pound of shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes for around thirteen bucks…and the day brings half off Oyster City drafts, too. Bring some friends and share the love.
[SoWal Insider tip: get half off Oyster City drafts on Saturdays from 11-6]

On Sundays, we brunch. Grayton Seafood Co opens from 10-2 on the Sabbath, with a special menu that walks the fine line between the first two meals of the day…in case you’re lucky enough to sleep through breakfast. Oh, and you get 10 cent mimosas with your entrée. Probably should have started with that.

The Brunch menu has Southern favorites like New Orleans style French Toast and eggs, bacon, grits, potatoes and biscuits for Classicists. Gems like the Fried Green Tomato Benny blend creole influence into the poached egg and hollandaise, while the Oyster and Tasso Cream Omelette shows off what the restaurant does best - fresh, native seafood.

Swing by for “Grayt Food and Tall Tales” during lunch and dinner Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. with Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sit inside or on the back porch under shady oaks strung with lights. While you're there, pick up the best beach t-shirt ever…seriously. Call ahead with orders and questions at 850-213-3683. Visit www.graytonseafood.com to see the menu, and share your tall tales on Facebook and Instagram @graytonseafoodco. 

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Audrey Johnson

Upon realizing that life is too short not to follow her dreams, Audrey moved to the beach and became a writer. SoWal’s pristine beaches inspire her to explore further, look deeper, and do better.

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