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Friday, July 25, 2008

Deliciousness Never Goes Out of Style

posted by on July 25 at 15:50 PM

You know, I went with a couple of friends of mine to the Kingfish Cafe, and it occurred to me that it’s a real shame we don’t run something in the paper once a year about how wonderful the Kingfish Cafe is. So here it is:

The Kingfish Cafe is still absolutely wonderful.

Check in next year for an update on the wonderfulness of the Kingfish Cafe. That is all.

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You've never waited for a table-for-two for almost two hours while many tables-for-four opened up. And then when you were finally seated, you weren't told that everything you wanted on the menu is sold out, except for one dried out pork chop.

Posted by elswinger | July 25, 2008 4:10 PM

yes. yes it is. in fact, i am writing a feature about it at this very moment. thanks for the scoopage. i will expect you appology in writing.

Posted by adrian | July 25, 2008 4:10 PM

Unfortunately, I agree with #1. For reasons unknown to me, this place has gone down hill quite a bit -- which is weird, considering it appears to have the same staff as it did 3-4 years ago, when it was a true destination restaurant.

Today, troublesome situations and dry dinners are more often the norm than delicious ribs. And I wouldn't dare trying them for brunch again.

Posted by hohoho green giant | July 25, 2008 4:17 PM

Hhhh, it's true that deliciousness never goes out of style. Unfortunately, blatently-overcharging-our-table-40-dollars-in-the-hopes-that-we-wouldn't-notice-and-just-pay does.

Posted by Yes, we were a 6-top but it still makes me mad | July 25, 2008 4:29 PM

I went on a Tuesday. No waiting, and all the food was available...and delicious.

Posted by Paul Constant | July 25, 2008 4:37 PM

I have always enjoyed that place, but I agree their food has gone downhill. Last time it seemed like someone dumped a whole salt shaker into my dinner.

Posted by naomi | July 25, 2008 4:59 PM

While I agree that the Kingfish is delicious, why do we really care where you ate lunch, Paul?

Posted by Etherite | July 25, 2008 5:42 PM

You should visit Southern Kitchen in Tacoma if you want some real soul food.

Posted by Fnarf | July 25, 2008 5:55 PM

Still a good choice, but the place is clearly not what it used to be. The "Crab Cakes" suck ass. Although I am somewhat fond of the Hush Puppies at Long John Silvers, you can't really pass them off as Crab Cakes.

Posted by GoodGrief | July 26, 2008 7:07 AM

@1 got it. You've never sat outside and waited an hour for a table for two while other couples waltzed in and were seated immediately at the two-tops you kept hopefully eyeing through the window.

That being said, once you finally are seated, the staff is lovely, and so far the only food that's been disappointing was the mac-n-cheese. Not enough cheese, too much heat. To balance the disappointing mac, the potato salad and fried chicken are sublime.

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Posted by Kill 'em all and let Goawd sort 'em out! | July 26, 2008 4:34 PM

I'm with all the folks who mention the wait and the inevitable disappointment after waiting.

Then again, I'm spoiled by how easy it is to get into a great restaurant without reservations.

The Kingfish is delicious, but only if you've called ahead.

Posted by MJ | July 27, 2008 5:54 PM

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