Black Point Ocean Grill has an exquisite waterfront view thanks to its locale in the mangrove-lush paradise of Black Point Marina. But that's only a fraction of its charm. At night, it's packed with a gray-haired, fishing-theme-T-shirt-clad crowd that likes to get down to a live band playing on the restaurant's open, wooden, tiki-motif deck. During the day, the vibe is laid-back - the perfect spot to swig a few frosty brews or eat some quality grub after a Sunday-afternoon bike ride. Popular items include smoked fish dip, which comes with a side of jalapeños and homemade tortilla chips ($9); the crunchy grouper sandwich ($9.50); blackened dolphin served with beans, rice, and signature cilantro-avocado cream ($16); and the half-pound Angus beef Black Point burger: the chef's burger du jour, whose toppings - and price - are a mystery. But there's no secret behind a certain stench that blows through this open eatery every now and again: It's the massive county garbage dump, Mount Trashmore. This happens seldom, though, and if you knock back a few beers, it's not even noticeable.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Not necessary
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Private Group Dining
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Curbside pickup