Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen
I just love a restaurant where your server, when asked what their favorite items are, can rattle off 3 choices instantly and include the ingredients AND why those are their favorite menu options. It makes life much easier and speeds up the selection process, because guess what, the quicker you order the sooner your food comes!
I visited Danton’s restaurant for this first time during the lunch hour and really enjoyed the ambiance. The dark wood and the sounds of “funky jazz” in the background..and when I say “Funky” I mean it! I swear I was dancing in my seat to the Father of Soul himself, Mr. James Brown while thumbing through the 2 paged menu and out of the corner of my eye caught everyone at my table doing the same thing.. I can dig it!
We ordered a variety of items based off of our server Amanda M.’s recommendations and were super proud of ourselves for taking her advice. I suggest you try The Poblano Soup, The Kyle Crab Salad, The Blackened Catfish enchiladas (who could say no to this?) and The Poboy with grilled shrimp. My lunch mate mentioned that the gumbo had a weird taste to it, so maybe skip that, but everything else got rave reviews.
The Poblano Soup (Soup of the day) was amazing with huge pieces of succulent crab meat, tortilla chips and just the right amount of cheese. In the culinary world fish and cheese is a no no but in this case it was a “Yes Yes!”
Kyle’s Crab Salad has to be on your list, it even comes in a small order so you can mix it up a bit and order other things. The crab was a perfect pairing with the avocado I requested and the garlic remoulade sealed the deal! The salad comes topped with Danton’s special fried sweet potato strings that add that crunch you crave when eating a salad.
The Blackened Catfish Enchiladas were possibly the best seafood enchiladas I’ve tasted. I didn’t order this so I only got a bite, but that bite was the bomb. Served with black beans and rice this signature dish wont leave you feeling full and weighted down like a beef or cheese enchilada but simply happy!
The Poboy was described as “just a poboy” by my lunch date. In my opinion one of the best places I have had a poboy was BB’s Kitchen.
Make sure to visit Danton’s for Happy Hour as I have heard only great things! Where else can you get Oyster’s $10 a dozen or .90 cents each?? That is a great deal If I’ve ever heard one!
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00-7:00p and Saturday from 2:00-7:00p