C.R. Surf and Turf

Exterior view of C.R. Surf and Turf (just after closing time)

Last night I took the girls to a new restaurant at the site of one of their old favorites (Rail Yard Grill), C.R. Surf and Turf. McKenzie is a staunch meatatarian, so she was all about getting steak. Brittney is currently a vegetarian that eats seafood, so that wasn’t going to be a problem either.

Everything we had was very good (I tried both kids’ food). McKenzie had a flat-iron steak, medium-rare, that was quite tasty. Brittney had the kids’ fried catfish with fries. The fries were definitely above average with good consistency (crispy an the outside and soft on the inside) and good flavor — no ketchup required though Brittney did use ketchup. The catfish was amazingly tasty with a good batter and tender, juicy catfish.

Interior view of C.R. Surf and Turf

It just occurred to me that the batter was probably corn meal based — Brittney has a mild corn allergy and usually tries do avoid corn (a difficult task). I’ll ask her this evening if she noticed any ill-effects.

I had the chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. The chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes were good but what really got my attention were the green beans. I think these were probably the best green beans that I’ve ever had. Brittney agreed and even McKenzie, who pretty much shuns all green vegetables, admitted that they “weren’t terrible”. 🙂

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On Mondays we often go out to dinner with my parents and I asked the girls if they wanted to go back to C.R. Surf and Turf tonight. They enthusiastically said, “Yes!” I think they’re both planning to get kids’ popcorn shrimp — not sure what I’ll have.



  1. #1 by whall on September 8, 2008 - 12:18 pm

    Seems empty.

    and Closed.

    whalls last blog post..The Hot Blogger Calendar Scandal REVEALED


  2. #2 by Ren on September 8, 2008 - 12:31 pm

    Yes, well, we had a late dinner last night and they close at 9pm. Actually, when we left there were still some people on the left side of the restaurant — I specifically took a picture of the right side to avoid them.


  3. #3 by Sjane on March 1, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    Even though this looks like a bit of a dive, with the TV on all of the time, and nowhere to get away from it, I had the best steak I’ve ever eaten. My SO said the chicken fried steak was perfect. The salad was adequate. The asparagus was fabulous. The ladies at the next table raved about the seafood cocktail (with lots of avecodos) and chocolate cake. I hope not a lot of people catch on to the food’s deliciousness because then we might not be able to walk in and get a seat.


    • #4 by Ren on March 2, 2012 - 9:14 am

      We haven’t been there in ages; clearly, we need to make an effort to return. Thanks!


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