The first thing we noticed when we walked into Roosterfish Grill was the noise level.  This is another one of those restaurants where it was difficult to have a conversation across the table.  The second thing we noticed were the rolls of paper towels hanging above all of the tables suspended by coat hangers.  The design flaw of this became very apparent every time the waiter came to our table and had to awkwardly bend down around it to talk to us.

We started off with a cup of clam chowder and a cup of crab chowder.



Both chowders were on the thin side and needed salt.  We just both like thick, rich, creamy chowders and these had more of a soup consistency.  Next up calamari.



The calamari itself was good.  It had the right crunch and the pieces were tender.  The marinara sauce that came with it tasted like canned tomato paste that hadn’t been cooked for very long.  For his entree, Loren ordered the mango mahi.



He said the fish was ok.  It was tender and the mango salsa on top was tasty.  The broccoli was a mix of new green pieces and old brown ones that looked like they had been sitting in the kitchen all day.  I decided to try one of the specials, the fried oysters.



The waiter told us this was the first night they were on the menu and from my first bite, I hope it was the last.  They were completely inedible.  There was so much salt in the breading that you couldn’t even taste the oysters.  Just absolutely awful.  The manager took it off our bill and offered us a free dessert.  We got the black forest cake.



I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but the cake tasted like it had been recently frozen and improperly thawed because the cake was wet.  Not moist, but wet.  It actually had a good flavor to it, but the texture was wrong.  Total bill with a drink was $35 and since there were issues with every plate of food, we won’t be going back again.

Roosterfish Grill
776 Missouri Ave
Largo, FL

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