REVIEW: Wahoo Grill, Decatur
An unpretentious location near the railroad tracks in Decatur helps disguise the true opulence of the dining inside the Wahoo Grill. Heavenly bliss awaits you, dear readers. It is indeed rare that we happen upon such greatness in such careless fashion but that is exactly what happened this fine evening.
We were drawn to Wahoo Grill, not in our normal course of events, but instead to help support Habitat for Humanity. On this night, Wahoo Grill was donating 10% of all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity and when we heard about it, we loved the idea!
We made reservations thinking that like-minded supporters would be lining up at the door. This however was not the case and perhaps we should have strayed from our normally covert modus operandi and helped promote this to garner more support.
We were seated promptly. Our server greeted us and she was wonderful. You know sometimes you just connect with people? She was wonderfully knowledgeable about the entire menu and when we had questions she couldn’t answer, she went and got the answer and returned promptly. Our special dining requests were all honored and they accommodated us in every way.
We got started with Charcuterie and Cheese. The meats were delightful and the cheeses were flavorful. At the end of our meal, we were still talking about it! When visiting Wahoo Grill, I highly recommend this appetizer!
Melanie strayed off her vegetarian reservation to try the Southern Fried Chicken served with mashed potatoes and milk gravy. This was perfectly prepared and arrived at our table so hot it was minutes before she was able to eat it! This is how we prefer food to be served! Instead of the garlic spinach, the Chef was kind enough to accommodate her request for a small salad instead with buttermilk dressing and Melanie loved this!
Our young guest ordered the Brasstown Rib Eye that comes with a homemade steak sauce and served on a deb of artichoke hearts. I was able to wrestle one piece away from her but other than that she was as protective as a dog and her bone. This steak was delicious!
When I came in, I almost ran over a man in the door who smelled like fish. He said he was on the way out of the door to retrieve another load of Red Snapper. Our server also mentioned the Red Snapper among the first of her recommended selections. I took this as a sign and I could not order anything BUT the Red Snapper and OH how I am glad that I did! Served with couscous, it had a spicy vinaigrette drizzle that was captivating! This was a wonderful example of how to provide flavor to a dish by complementing, rather than overpowering, the true flavor of the fish.
We were full at the end of dinner, but when our server asked about dessert, how could we turn her down? We knew how good everything else was, we were thinking “what could be in store for dessert?“.
As it turns out, they offered an Apricot Peach Sunny Side Up that sounded great and tasted even better. Melanie says she would’ve added just a touch of vanilla and some cinnamon sugar to top it off. The Double Chocolate Brownie served with High Road Vanilla Ice Cream was so awesome though that words cannot describe. If you haven’t experienced High Road Ice Cream, you are missing out!