Groovy Grouper offers global with a twist

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:42 AM.

For those not that hungry, you'll find small plates of fried grouper tacos, grilled or raw oysters, meatloaf or pulled-pork sliders, spicy seared tuna, crab cakes, wings, and tuna dip for between $8 and $12. During lunch, select from four salads, a kids menu, soup and sandwiches, and delectable desserts. Gluten-free dishes are available on request.

Return that evening and choose from a variety of entrees reasonably priced between $16 and $25, such as meatloaf, grilled rib eye, grouper, fried shrimp, tuna, chicken, salmon, fish and chips, chicken or shrimp pasta, pork, shrimp and grits, or barbecue pork plates.

The entire menu is available all day, including hand-crafted cocktails, indoors or on the patio where you can watch the people go by.

Owner A.J. Tusa selected Chef Orion and Moran specifically to create this new concept in dining.

"He wanted something exciting, new, delicious, and contemporary," said Moran. "We're taking dining to a new fun level with a broad appeal in a comfortable, casual setting. It is a good place to dine and visit before or after shopping — without it having to be a special occasion or cranking your car a second time."

Moran brings the service elements with him from the large fine dining restaurants that he has managed in the area. He is also planning upcoming wine dinners for The Groovy Grouper.

"I am excited to be part of this new venture," said Moran. "We feel we have something for everyone and at a modest price."



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