(This is written by a person who was a restaurant critic in New Jersey and New York, whom remains anonymous at this writing.)
The other day my friend and I were shopping 30A, as we refer to it. It was actually past lunchtime when we decided to grab a bite to eat. And we were famished! As we were pretty far east on 30A, we opted for a place we had not been to, Shades Bar and Grill. We saw there were quite a few cars in the lot so, to us, that meant it must be pretty good.
We entered and saw a very large bar and were greeted by a hostess that brought us to a large, comfy booth. It turns out that Shades Bar and Grill is also a sports bar, so it dons quite a few TV screens throughout the restaurant. The décor was the usual sporty look with lots of wood.
The lunch menu was nicely diversified, which was a welcome change from the chain restaurants that offer chicken, chicken and more chicken! And the prices were reasonable.
I wanted a good hamburger. Let me interject that I only like the best grades of hamburger and was informed it was Black Angus. The Loop Burger, topped with blue cheese, their famous hot sauce and fried onion rings sounded interesting so I got that. My friend chose the Black Angus Burger served on a Kaiser bun. Both came with French-fries.
The burgers were cooked absolutely to perfection and simply delicious. The French-fries were crispy, not greasy and tastefully seasoned. Both my friend and I enjoyed our lunch. I also noticed that other dinners were partaking of various dishes on the lunch menu and all seemed to be very pleased with their meal.