By Pamela Brownstein
Inside the quaint restaurant in Port Royal, the main dining room is painted a dark blue to represent the night sky in a mural that wraps around the walls. The mural celebrates the life of the owners’ dog, and the dishes on the menu are all named after special pets. It’s these touches and the friendly service that make a visit to MoonDoggies quite a treat.
Elizabeth ordered Bob’s Cobb Salad made with smoked turkey, bacon, tomato, hard-boiled egg, black olives and Bleu cheese crumbles on a bed of mixed greens. April also chose a healthy entree with one of Champ’s salads topped with thinly sliced grilled chicken breast.
Buck thought his steak sandwich was the best sandwich he’d had in while. The tangy horseradish sauce was the star ingredient to the 8 ounce N.Y. strip grilled and topped with sauteed onions on a toasted hoagie roll.
I loved Miss Bea’s Carolina Po’ Boy. Instead of a heavy fried sandwich, the spicy grilled shrimp tastes great on a toasted hoagie roll with shredded lettuce and homemade remoulade sauce.
We couldn’t leave without trying a slice of each tempting homemade dessert. The Key Lime Pie and Peanut Butter cheesecake were yummy, but we liked the Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake and the
Banana Cheesecake with caramel rum sauce the best.
MoonD0oggies Cafe & Grill is at 10th Street and Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 843-522-1222 or visit www.moondoggiescafe.net.