I’m on a seafood kick lately, and I am LOVING IT.
Growing up in South Carolina and having an avid fisherman as a father, I love everything that comes from the water.
Sooo shame on me for JUST now paying a visit to The Waterman, a seafood joint and raw bar in South End.
I loved everything about the decor, from the rustic patio furniture to the beautiful sign to the light fixtures inside. Perfect vibes for devouring seafood.
To kick things off, we had a quick oyster shucking lesson from Slim, an expert shucker who opens about 1,800 oysters a day. I thought I’d get through this course with ease having been to many oyster roasts, but I forgot how much harder it is to shuck a raw oyster vs. steamed. Oops! (They were delicious, by the way.)
Next up, all da tacos. I tried the fried oyster, grilled fish, and mushroom tacos – all very tasty.
These crawdaddy dippers would make the perfect appetizer.
And this beer-battered cod sandwich? Droooool. (The house-made pickles are dope.)
Last but not least: dessert. I actually don’t really like pecan pie, but I really liked this pecan bar. Bravo!
I’m super pumped to get back to The Waterman ASAP, especially when it’s warm again (their rooftop dining area has a fantastic view of the Charlotte skyline).
Be sure to stop by during happy hour (Monday – Friday, 4 – 7 PM) for $1 house oysters.
This post was created after a complimentary tasting from The Waterman. All opinions are my own.