The Fish House…..that’s right a seafood place. How did I end up here? It’s a great question so let me explain.
Months ago someone mentioned to me on Instagram that there was a seafood spot I needed to check out located in the gray area between Westchester and Kendall that was serving up a Pat LaFrieda Beef Burger. It’s not exactly easy to find that in South Florida, last time I remember having one was at OTC a few years back (and unfortunately they’re now gone).
I’m not a big seafood fella but I am willing to give it a go if it’s fresh.
I love me a great Lobster Bisque and make no bones about it, this is one is excellent. Since I was still dipping my toes I also went the Buffalo Shrimp route which went perfect with an ice cold beer. They’ve got a great selection of Craft Beer too while we’re at it.
The House Burger is served on a Pretzel Roll with the usual suspects which I remove but not before I snap a picture for my Burger photo album. I added Cheese but that shouldn’t be surprising. I would never in a million years have thought that I’d find this great a Burger in a seafood restaurant.
A Mango Cheesecake puts the cherry on top. I’m full, happy and impressed. I’ll be back I say to myself………
It’s a mid-week afternoon and I’m thinking my Pops should be home soon. I also text my cousin Fred to find out what he’s up to. Next thing I know I’m meeting my parents and him at the Fish House.
We have a brief conversation about what I enjoyed last time. There is no method to the madness of ordering that happens next. This is what the *appetizer order looked like: Cup of Lobster Bisque, Fish Croquetas, Buffalo Shrimp, 20 Chicken Wings in Hot Sauce, Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Broiled Oysters w/Parmesan Cheese & Garlic Butter.
I don’t have one bad thing to say about any of it, maybe just that I didn’t find the Hot Sauce on the Chicken Wings very hot at all. Speaking of Hot Sauce, they’ve got a house-made Hot Sauce that will annihilate you. If that sauce had been on the Wings I probably would have spent the rest of my meal trying to recover so it may have been a blessing in disguise.
My parents split the Scallop Skillet, I go with the Blackened Parm Chicken on Garlic Cream Linguini and Fred does the SOB Burger. My dish comes with a Salad which is automatically inherited by my Mom.
The Scallop Skillet’s smell is intense and placed right next to me. It looked great and they raved about it. Next.
The SOB Burger is a beauty. Fred said the first bite is a taste of amazingness. I believe him.
As for my Pasta dish, they nailed it. I was probably about 3 bites in when I started doing the old, “I’d come back here just to have this dish” commentary. Wow. I loved it and will continue to love it just like the profound love in The Notebook.
You didn’t think we’d walk away without some dessert, did you? We settle on a Mango Cheesecake and house-made Flan to share. My Dad and I order Cafecitos (Espressos) to have with our dessert. There’s also Cafe con Leche on the menu if that’s more your speed. The Flan, while good isn’t sweet enough to hook me. The Mango Cheesecake again did not disappoint.
If you find yourself lost between Kendall and Westchester, if you’re hungry or starving then do I have the place for you…..
The Fish House
10000 SW 56th St Miami, FL 33165
*On my second visit, the owner Angela recognized me when I arrived and gave me a tour of the restaurant (which included a cool spot where they host live music). She also comped some of the appetizers. It had no bearing on my thoughts of the Fish House as I could have easily just not mentioned something I didn’t care for. It was a nice gesture on her behalf though.