Friday’s are always a great excuse to find a good seafood restaurant. We were happy to hear that the new Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille had just recently opened in Coral Springs, so we headed over for a new review.
Their construction was quick in the new location and the end result turned out really nice. Before heading into the restaurant, we popped our head in the patio area. Very spacious with lots of large screen TV’s and plenty of seating. We’ll definitely try it out on our next visit.
The inside dining section of Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille is very similar to their Lighthouse Point Restaurant with the same nautical fishing theme. The place is spotless and you can still faintly smell the fresh wood used throughout the restaurant.
There are both booth and table seating, along with seating in the bar area. We were taken to a booth and our server was over quickly to greet us.
The menu at this Coral Springs location also appears to be the same as the one offered at Bonefish Mac’s Lighthouse Point.
Obviously a large assortment of seafood dishes but they also have many other meat entrees, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. We saw a mid-week special for Prime Rib. Many of the daily specials are not offered on weekend. We also liked seeing $5 prices for a pint of Craft Beer, but we stuck to soft drinks today.
We tried to settle on an appetizer, but we remembered the portions are huge and we really didn’t want to fill up so quickly. We kept it light with a cup of soup and side salad. And as fast as we ordered, the soup and salad were already on the table. Amazingly fast.
Conch Chowder, cup ($3.49) – The soup was nice and hot, but we found it to be heavy on the tomato flavor and a bit light on the conch. Larger pieces of conch would have made it a little more enjoyable.
Side Salad ($2.50 with entree) – The balsamic dressing was outstanding and served on the side, just the way we like. The lettuce was your regular iceberg blend, but it was fresh with onion and tomato. Caesar Salad (included with the pasta entree) – The Caesar salad came out right after the soup was dropped off. A bit too fast since Jeff was still finishing his soup. The Caesar salad has fresh romaine, our favorite, but we felt there was a bit too much dressing. It’s hard to find the right balance of dressing to lettuce and sometimes it’s down to personal preference. The flavor was spot on though.
We were still eating our salads and our entrees arrived. Dang. Obviously a slight service snafu, but we had to remind ourselves that Bonefish Mac’s has only been open for a week. A forgivable boo-boo for being too fast.
Mangrove Mojo Shrimp ($16.99) – 10 large shrimp marinated in Mac’s mojo sauce (citrus-lime juice, garlic and herbs) served over rice. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and has lots of flavor. We actually think that Bonefish Mac’s has some of the best seafood in their class (mid-level sports grille). We liked the rice and it was even better with the extra mojo sauce. The entree comes with two sides and we picked steamed vegetables and smashed redskin potatoes. The veggies were a good light option, but needed salt. We both liked the mashed potatoes as well as the cheese and green onion sprinkled on top.
Mile Marker One Pasta ($15.99) – sautéed shrimp in a tangy key lime garlic butter sauce with sun-dried tomatoes & kalamata olives, served over linguine and topped with feta cheese. The same fresh, tasty shrimp was used here and the potion was huge. The sauce was really good, but like the Caesar dressing, we could have used a tad less of it. But we REALLY liked the tones of kalamata olives and feta cheese. There were easily two dozen olives in the dish so I got my sodium fix for the weekend. The sun-dried tomatoes gave a hint of sweetness that helped cut the saltiness of the olives. The cheese toast would have been more enjoyable if it has some garlic or seasoning.
We were really impressed at the overall experience at Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille. Everyone was very friendly, attentive and seemed to really care about the guest. One week into service and they are off to a great start. Pieces are very reasonable and portions are large enough for leftovers. Our one suggestion to the staff is to just watch the timing of the courses and they should be all set for a long run in Coral Springs.
Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille is located at 6174 W Sample Rd Coral Springs, FL 33067