I love the East Coast. And you can give me great seafood at any time of the day! A friend of mine and I ventured out to try a great neighborhood and local favorite, Joey’s Seafood and Grill for lunch.
The décor has a fun, nautical theme, including large pictures that make it seem as though you’ve ventured to Boston or Maine.
We visited with one of the owners, Erin, who showed us some healthy, gluten-free lunch items. Any of Joey’s menu items can be made to accommodate a healthier lifestyle; for example, food allergies, low-calorie, gluten-free, low-sodium or any dietary restrictions.
Joey’s has many great nightly specials, including happy hour and dinner. The kid’s menu is very kid-friendly, where not everything is fried or made from a box, so the little ones can eat healthy at Joey’s as well!
We started our meal with a shrimp cocktail that was poached, chilled and very delicious; then we shared a Ahi Tuna Salad. The tuna steak was perfectly prepared and grilled to rare. A couple of tasty surprises were the Cucumber-Wasabi dressing and the fried ginger garnishes.
We then shared the Cedar Plank Salmon, which was baked on a cedar plank, and very moist and fresh. Many of the chutneys and salsas at Joey’s are homemade. This dish had an avocado and orange salsa that was super flavorful due to the fresh lime and sarano pepper. The salmon was paired with wild rice and sautéed vegetables.
We felt that we ate a healthy meal, and even though we felt full, there’s always room for dessert, right? In our visit with Erin, we found that she makes her carrot cake from scratch. It was to die for! Extremely moist, with a sprinkling of nuts inside, and the cream cheese frosting was buttery and sweet. This is a dessert favorite of many of the regulars that frequent Joey’s.
Joey’s makes it a point to embrace the community as well. The restaurant works with many local purveyors and organizations. Joey’s recently hosted an event to benefit DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services).
Joey’s is locally owned and operated by Erin and Keith Stoesz since 2005. They’re open 7 days a week and offer great specials each night. I’d highly recommend checking them out soon!
Joey’s Seafood & Grill
6604 Mineral Point Rd., Madison