Bimini's Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe: Greenville, SC
at 8:30 AM
The photo above was my first course, as recommended by our server, Tuna Chili. According to our server, they go through gallons upon gallons of this stuff and everyone loves it. Well let me be the first one to say, "I hated every bite of it". Just the pure presentation of this bowl made me think thoughts that one should not think about right before they are about to eat something. It had a horrible texture and the flavor was so fishy that I could only bear to eat about 5 bites and I had all I could take of this dish.
I know that everything in a good or bad restaurant experience when it comes to the food is all in what you order, but with Bimini's, I only ordered what was recommended and it wasn't good. Maybe it is my fault for trying a new restaurant out that no one really knows about on a Saturday afternoon, but really, I expected much more. I may have gone into this experience with too high of expectations, but they were quickly shattered. To top it all off, the service was very lacking. After our meal and sitting for about 20 minutes waiting for our bill I finally had to walk into the restaurant to track down our server and then when it came time to actually pay, I waited another 10 minutes for my credit card to be picked up that I again had to proceed to the bar area inside to finally pay.
Bottom Line: I hope that my visit was just an isolated instance as I truly would like to see them turn it around on the quality of the food they are serving. Apparently they know what they are doing if they have been in business since 1985 in Myrtle Beach. I think they just need to spend a little more time and attention to the finer details on the new location and properly train the staff (mainly the cooks) that are working the slow shifts. Focus on the quality and please do not serve day old, reheated tuna chili anymore.