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May 30, 2008 01:50 PM

East Coast Grill- Dinner Qs

We are going Saturday. I have not eaten here in about two years. I have eaten a LOT of NC BBQ in my life and I really thought ECG's was pretty great, although part of that was probably my dismay/delight to see it on the menu at the "seafood place" So here are my questions:

1. How are the beef brisquet and the dry rub ribs? I have been on a little dry rub frenzy lately so I am trying to decide between just getting the dry rub or getting the sampler, which included the brisquet, dry rub, and the NC BBQ. Thoughts?

2. What else is great on this menu? The swordfish, monkfish, and blue fish all look pretty fine.

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  1. The BBQ is pretty good but I would take a pass on the brisket. The seafood is better. I have had the monkfish and the bluefish.

    1. I love the place, but I find that, in general, the apps are better than the entrees. I usual order a few and make a meal out of them.

      1. The tuna tacos are a must every time. Fresh catch of the day and fresh veg plate of the day are always excellent. For BBQ I like the burnt ends. SO and I usually get the above and split...

        1. Fruity cocktails baby. Get a planter's punch or a margarita.

          Agree that the apps outshine the entrees. I love to sit in the Tiki Lounge and order the pupu platter. Probably just indulging my preference for their apps.

          I also generally lean towards the specials.

          Raw bar is excellent, as are the tuna tacos.

          Anything with "hell" in the name will be knock your socks off spicy.

          The "damn good fries" are deserving of the title, and depending on the fish of the day, I often order the "freshest fried fish of the day," partly for the fish, partly for those damn good fries.

          The steak is very good.

          The wife loves the half roast chicken, so I often get a few bites, too.

          The BBQ is good, too, but I'm happy to eat my BBQ elsewhere given how good the rest of the menu is.


          1. Was there Thursday night with a friend. We decided to try a few apps and had some dry rub ribs. Started with the crispy squid -- very good, then on to a special of Moroccan scallops that were out of this world. Oh and we had a 1/2 dozen oysters too -- very fresh and briny. Next up was 2 dry rub ribs (you can buy a single rib). Loved the rub and the sweet sauce that came with it. So, we liked the ribs so much, we split a rib platter. So-so cornbread, good slaw, great baked beans, and of course a side of damn good fries. Damn good they were!

            All that food and 2 margaritas each made us so happy we went next door to Christina's to have some ice cream. Me -- mexican chocolate, her - coconut. Both great.