By Becky Billingsley
Thursday, July 5, 2012, Georgetown - Off U.S. 17 in Georgetown, a road that is also known as Church Street, Fish Tails Bar & Grill is a new business pleasing local diners and those from surrounding areas like Myrtle Beach.
Pamela Lambert, who also owns Castaways in Georgetown, moved into the space formerly occupied by Rebar (and before that, The Lafayette) at 532 Church St. The L-shape building has darts machines and three pool tables in excellent shape in the small part of the L. In the long part are many booths and tables, a long bar and several video games, including Dance Dance Revolution.
While the bar is definitely a focal point for this establishment that opened about three weeks ago, the menu is also a draw. One of the most popular dishes is the $8 Stuffed Shrimp appetizer. You get six local Jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab meat, wrapped in bacon and flash-fried. It's served with a thin remoulade-type dipping sauce, a handful of excellent crispy/sweet hushpuppies and honey butter.
Now that Fish Tails is also serving lunch, Georgetown residents and day trippers are enjoying a menu full of casual dishes such as Spicy Cold Peel & Eat Shrimp, Spinach Dip, Steak Sandwich, Crab Cake Sandwich, Fried Chicken, seafood baskets, and salads, which change daily.
Prices average $8-$9; a three-item seafood basket that comes with fries, slaw and hushpuppies is $14.
Fish Tails has a full bar, but not draft beer, and smoking is allowed. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Saturdays, and the number is (843) 461-1349.