That place that looks like a chain restaurant, the one that you’re “pretty sure” is, but not really? Yeah, this is it. This is my review of Seven Bridges Restaurant.
Location: It’s in the Tinseltown area of Southside Blvd. If you’re facing Tinseltown, it’s off to the right. Almost in the parking lot of the movie theater.
Food: Me and the wife were running early for a movie and trying to kill time, so we hit up Seven Bridges for some grub. As you can see, we ordered the Pepper Jack Chicken Nachos $11.75 (Menu Description: A hearty mountain of tortilla chips topped with chicken, black beans, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, tomatoes, jalapeños and red onions) If you want to add guacamole, it’s an extra $1.50. Just looking at the picture, you can probably tell that it is a HUGE portion. Even a fat body, like myself, there would be no way I could eat all of this. As far as the taste goes, I think they missed the mark on this. I sooooo wanted to like this because value wise, it looked like a good deal. But it ended up being a swing and a miss. The chicken was very pathetic in portion size and when I did eventually hunt a piece down, it was as dry as jerky. The pictures don’t show it, but they burned a lot of the chips. I know this is going to happen sometimes when you throw it in the oven for a little bit, but this seemed more than usual. I will give this another shot when/if I go back. If you decide to give it a try, I suggest splitting it with someone. This will make it an even better value…you know, if they don’t screw it up.
Next up, Low Country Shrimp and Grits $15.99 (Menu Description: Sautéed shrimp with bacon, garlic, Tabasco and mushrooms over white cheddar parmesan cheese grits). In the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t end up eating these at the restaurant due to the fact that the nachos were so big and then the dessert was also a big helping. So, these were reheated at home the next day for lunch and DAMN! they were good. So, I imagine they would have been even better at the restaurant. Everything was perfect, the bacon and mushrooms were spot on. I loved this. This is one of my favorites when it comes to scrimp (yes, scrimp) and grits.
To finish the night off, we tried the Dessert Trio $8.99 (Menu Description: Chocolate Ecstasy, Key Lime Cheesecake and White Chocolate Bread Pudding). This was the perfect way to end the night. This had a little of everything to hit each spot. I love citrus, chocolate and while I’m not a big fan of bread pudding, it was a nice touch and I ate it up. And I keep saying this, but it was a great value. Are you sensing a trend?
Extra: This restaurant looks smaller than it is. Tons of seating, I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes to get a table, even during sporting events. They offer a lot of craft beer on tap to choose from and in the bar area, they have some good sized TVs.
Kid Friendly?: Yes (while there is a bar there, the noise levels are knocked down by the high booth walls). This is a new category that I”m adding by request of Molly, one of my followers. Thanks for the suggestion Molly!
– Big portion sizes!
– Dessert was perfect
– Some of the best shrimp and grits so far
– Lots of seating available
– Dry chicken
– Burnt nacho chips