The menu at Bimini’s is huge, from vodka oyster shooters to Calabash shrimp, crab legs, and a Low Country Boil. There are soups, salads, and pastas, fried fish of every kind, teriyaki stir fries, and Cajun po boys.
What I’ve seen on tables around me looks good, but the dish I’ll be coming back for, and the one that makes this happy place Roadfoodworthy, is the South Carolina signature meal, shrimp and grits. Bimini’s is an especially luxurious version, creamy-rich atop yellow grits that are hearty and seriously corn-flavored. Big, buff shrimp are piled on in abundance along with thin, semi-crisp sheets of porky goodness that seems to be pancetta. On the side of the broad bowl come two slabs of garlic bread well suited for mopping.
For dessert, Key lime pie delivers the requisite powerhouse punch of cream-sweet and citrus-tart atop a Graham Cracker crust. Bimini’s augments the formula with a drizzle of raspberry syrup.
Ambience is wall-to-wall Margaritaville, all beachy and bar-roomy, more evocative of the South Carolina Coast than of the booming city of Greenville.