By Pamela Brownstein
The Lunch Bunch gladly gathered at Luther’s Rare & Well Done on Bay Street on a sunny Friday afternoon.
Although Kim and Elizabeth were out of town, we made up for it by bringing guests: I brought my husband, Daniel, Nikki brought her son, Dalton, and Buck never goes anywhere without his son and work colleague, David.
We started with their famous appetizers, and were pleased to hear that there were new options on the menu. The waitress recommended the pot stickers, which we all inhaled, as well as the mac n’ cheese bites. The warm, fried bites of cheese with dipping sauce were so good. Nikki described them as “out of this world.” We also had to order the crab and shrimp dip that comes with bread and Bugles because it is a classic and everyone loves Bugles.
The boys took advantage of the extensive beer selection: Dalton had a Bud Light bottle while Daniel had his favorite: Guiness on draft. Nikki sipped a glass of chardonnay (and I had a water and felt a tinge of envy at their drinks).
I ordered the teriyaki chicken special that came with the chicken, stir-fry vegetables and brown rice all rolled up in a wrap, and it was delicious. Daniel was so excited that they added nachos to the menu, that he tried them as his main meal.
Buck had the grilled chicken sandwich, which he declared one of the best in town. David ordered the classic Brewsky burger — one of my favorites too — that comes with bacon and blue cheese.
Nikki and Dalton both tried the grilled grouper po’boy special and they were both extremely pleased with their choice.
The friendly service, laid-back atmosphere, fabulous views of Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and consistently great food make this restaurant a stand-out for locals and visitors alike.
Luther’s is located at 910 Bay Street, downtown Beaufort. Call 843-521-1888 for take-out.