In a world of uncertainty, it’s nice to know some things never change. Like the crisp, butterflied fried shrimp at S&D, always served piping hot, the peach skin barely visible beneath its coating. Here things are simple: the menu is mostly composed of shrimp and oysters, some of the best fried stuff around, served on a platter or on a sandwich, with cole slaw and skin-on (right-on!) French fries. Fried oysters, dusted in cornmeal and fried to perfection, come six or a dozen, or in combination with those killer shrimp. A starter of thick, dark gumbo was good but needed a punch of Tabasco. The servers look like they’ve been waiting tables there since day one back in 1976 (and one has actually been here for 27 years). The list of beers is short and sweet—though we like that you can get Heineken on draft—and the wine selection is simply listed on the chalkboard as “wine by the glass.” For dessert you get a choice of two: bread pudding or lemon pie. And you want the latter, with an outrageous bouffant of brown-topped meringue that dissolves on the tip of your tongue, making way for the cool, tangy lemon filling.
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