The Foodie has been remiss about updating an earlier review, so we have been motoring out to Millsboro to take several new looks at the place. Blue Water Grill has a full bar and a popular happy hour there on Main Street opposite the recently closed Georgia House. Blue Water Grill is all about uncomplicated, down-home food with an upscale twist. You'll see specials like Seafood Fradiovolo with shrimp, mussels, clams & lobster, and if you're lucky Jess Wiggins will have the fried chicken parm on the menu. Their hard-and-fast rule of local sourcing is evidenced by their menu. Whether it’s produce, chicken, fish, beef or whatever, you can be pretty sure that your lunch or dinner grew, flew, swam or grazed nearby.
Lunchtime favorites include bacon-wrapped scallops and the popular broiled appetizer combo with crab dip, clams casino, crab balls and those scallops. The dinner menu offers a steamed mussels & shrimp combo along with three of Millsboro’s go-to dishes: the shrimp & crab Imperial; the Blue Water pasta (penne topped with shrimp and crab lounging happily in asiago cream sauce alongside tomatoes, spinach, carrots and mushrooms), and the chicken roulade stuffed with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in a roasted red-pepper cream sauce. The Rehoboth/Lewes practice of changing the menu on a moment's notice also applies to Blue Water Grill, and the place is very specials-driven. So be sure to take a look at the board before deciding what to eat.
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The menu at Blue Water Grill includes a “you-name-it & grits” section, where you can pair cheddar grits and fried green tomatoes with your choice of fish, blackened shrimp, chicken or maybe even a crab cake or a steak if you ask nicely. Or, you can belly up to the bar from 4 – 7 p.m. (and all day Sunday) for happy hour specials like flatbread pizzas and fish tacos.
As of this writing, they also offer “heat & eat” pre-packaged meals for the homebound, single retirees, people with special dietary needs or simply those who want to eat controlled, health-conscious portions.
On our most recent visit, one of our Millsboro Foodie fans ordered an amazing lemon/garlic chicken dish. The portion was quite generous and resulted in a lemon chicken lunch the next day. I ordered the full rack of ribs. These are the larger St. Louis cut, and were perfectly done with a tasty, not-too-sweet sauce. Creativity in the kitchen is reflected on that specials board, and one of our favorites include the Sriracha-butter poached lobster tail with seaweed salad along with a ginger teriyaki rice cake. Grilled scallions top it off.
Take a look at the gallery for some images of the food – and I remind you that many of them might or might not be on the menu. Straight-ahead, informal, family friendly. True neighborhood eating.
Treat yourself to a visit to Blue Water Grill at 226 Main St. in downtown Millsboro Happy hour is Mon-Sat 4-7 and all day Sunday. They are open Mon.-Sat. from 11:30-9 and Sundays from 11:30-8. Check out their dinner menu here.