Atlantis Restaurant & Oyster Bar - Rocky Mount, NC
I used to go to the raw bar at this place back in the early '90s. They used to have an unusual cocktail sauce they served with their oysters and shrimp. It was tomato based and served warm. More of a spicy sauce. I don't think it even had horseradish. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
We haven't been in many years, but this place is well worth the hour plus drive from Raleigh! The oyster shucker peels your shrimp as well as the oysters. The sauce is indeed as you describe, with a secret ingredient that no one will share.
Thanks for th reminder - may be time for a road trip.....
Are they still there? Spouse and I went there often in the '80's when we were dating. We never sat at a table, only the bar. Depending on your outlook, having your shellfish shucked for you and deposited in your plate can feel a little odd. The food though is (was?) quite good.
Thanks for the reminder.