Excellent | Worth a Detour
Beamie’s at the River | Seafood & Drinks | Augusta, GA
Review by: Michael Stern
Riverside Jewel in the Rough
Find Beamie’s just where its name says — at the Savannah River. Broad Street (downtown Augusta’s main drag and a modern-day Restaurant Row) and the waterfront book-end it.
As befits the waterside location, seafood dominates. Just about any piscatorial craving will find satisfaction. Shrimp, flounder, oysters, catfish, grouper, scallops, crab cakes, and snow crab legs populate the menu. All but legs come either as platters (with two side dishes) or as baskets (with one side). Or ask to have your chosen fish po-boy style in a hoagie roll with lettuce and tomato. The kitchen fries, grills, or blackens just about everything it serves. I especially enjoy grilled shrimp, which are double-mouthful plumpies. They make a great companion for a half-pound sirloin steak to become a Sunday surf & turf special.
Those who like seafood with drinks — or just drinks — find Beamie’s most hospitable. The beverage menu boasts a nice population of domestic and imported beers as well as cocktails plain and fancy. If you love oysters, start the meal with a zesty oyster shooter. For that one, a large, spice-rimmed shot glass holds a raw one, Zing Zang bloody Mary mix, hot sauce, and vodka. With dinner (or lunch, consider such exotica as a Blue Hawaiian, a Bahama Mama, or a Naughty Georgia Peach.
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|