Inside Fish City Grill, you might feel like you’ve stepped into a turn-of-the-century seaport warehouse — that is, turn-of-the-century with a whole lot of modern flair. The menu is anything but aged, putting a new spin on seafood with items such as the signature Oyster Nachos — fried oysters atop tortilla chips with chipotle tartar sauce and fresh pico de gallo.


With reasonable prices and a casual atmosphere, this Preston Hollow restaurant is fast becoming a weekly tradition for its surrounding community. And that’s exactly what owner Bill Bayne had in mind when he opened Fish City eight months ago.


“We strive to be a neighborhood seafood joint,” Bayne says. “It’s very affordable for fresh seafood, so we are depending on people coming several times a week, not just on special occasions.”


In order to give back to their community, Fish City Grill donates 15 percent of the entire day’s sales to a neighborhood charity on the first Tuesday of every month, called — easy enough — the First Tuesday Benefit.


          And what could be a better way for you to give back than to simply chow down on some Maryland crab cakes, Serafin’s fish tacos, Tabasco shrimp pasta, or if you’re really hungry, the Beach Party Platter, complete with two pounds of crab, a pound of shrimp and a pound of sausage.


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