REVIEW: Marker 7 Coastal Grill, Athens
We have a confession to make. We have been dining at Marker 7 Coastal Grill for well over a year and have never written a review. Our reasons have been purely self-serving in that we really don’t want to share this with the world and have people lining up outside their door and we will no longer be able to get a table!
Melanie and I are strategically located about halfway between Athens and Atlanta making it convenient to go either east or west and, in about the same amount of time, we’re in one town or another. End result is, we end up eating a lot in Athens.
One of our favorites to start with is the Grouper Nuggets. Melanie enjoys the tartar sauce that comes with it but I prefer cocktail sauce myself. Since we had another guest with us this evening, I chose an additional appetizer of Buffalo Shrimp, sprinkled with bleu cheese crumbles. The only negative thing I have to say about either appetizer is that they are not available in a 55 gallon drum. In the event of any upcoming apocalypse, I could live sufficiently off of either one.
I also wanted to start my meal with a salad, because they have what I consider to be the best salad in Athens. The lettuce is always fresh and a wonderful green mix while the dressing are thick, rich and loaded with flavor. If you can’t handle seafood because of allergies, the salads make an excellent alternative.
Our guest ordered the Grouper Basket grilled with Mac & Cheese and Hushpuppies. She thought the grouper was cooked to perfection and had tons of flavor. Melanie ordered the Grouper Basket fried with Steamed Broccoli and Hushpuppies. The fried grouper is similar to the nuggets but the pieces are larger. Melanie had nothing but good things to say about her fish and thoroughly enjoyed it and the steam broccoli.
I selected the Snapper with the Red Pepper Cream sauce. OMG – DEELISH! It’s just the right amount of heat to complement the natural flavor of the fish. The fries are homemade and were cooked properly with just the right amount of crispiness.
Marker 7 Coastal Grill is one of our favorite places is Athens. If it’s nice out, their porch makes for a great time but there’s plenty of comfortable seating indoors on warmer days. Marker 7 Coastal Grill is a MUST TRY in Athens and we think it will fast become one of your favorites too. Guten appetit!