By Pamela Brownstein
Everyone has their favorite restaurants in Beaufort, and Fat Patties is one of mine. I love it because the food is always excellent, the service is friendly and prompt, the restaurant has a good energy in that it’s lively — with big screen TVs and music — without being too loud, but just loud enough that it can drown
out the sounds of crying children (which, as a mom to two little ones, I’ve found this is quite a bonus because you won’t be disrupting other diners). That being said, it’s also family friendly, but with a sizeable bar and a nice outside seating area, it caters to all crowds.
The Lunch Bunch shared as many appetizers as possible, but really, it’s hard to choose because they are all so good. We had to get the Blue Cheese Tater Tots, which are big potato rolls served warm and filled with blue cheese, and also a side of their apple salad — a simple mixture of walnuts, apple slices and dressing that is so flavorful and pairs so well with the tots.
We also had to get the Deviled Shrimp, my favorite, as well as the Siracha Honey chicken wings, which I hadn’t tried before but were super tasty.
Elizabeth ordered the most amazing meal: The Thai Me Up with a shrimp burger. The shrimp burger was so big and fresh, you could see the actual shrimp when she cut it in half. Topped with julienne veggies, coconut red curry sauce and fresh basil, this burger was the real deal and she said it was awesome.
But Nikki’s Au Poivre burger was also incredible. She chose the grass fed beef pattie, and no bun. One bite of the burger covered with cracked black pepper, pink peppercorns and Brandy cream sauce was melt-in-your-mouth instant delight. We were all wowed. She also enjoyed her house salad with
cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons and raspberry vinaigrette.
Irene had the Coconut Crusted Calamari as her main dish, and she also tried the Marshmallow Mudslide made with Rumchata and Kalua. What could be better than a cool adult shake on a Friday afternoon in the summertime?
Fat Patties is located at 831 Parris Island Gateway, half a mile from Parris Island. It is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, starting at 11 a.m. Call 843-379-1500 or visit www.fat-patties.com.