First Look: RACKS Fish House and Oyster Bar Opens in Delray Beach

Additional starters include seafood fare like fish tacos, a Creole-style calamari, crispy Ipswich clams and a Maryland crab cake ($9-$15). Salads, which change from lunch to dinner, offer a bit more variety by day with a crunchy trout paired with green beans, radish, apples, tomato and quinoa, or chicken paillard, both missing from the dinner menu. Anytime of day expect to find the house, romaine, arugula or roasted beet salads ($9 to $12) that can be topped with lobster, jumbo lump crab meat, crispy oysters, shrimp or chicken for an additional charge.

Several wood-grilled main plates are offered day and night, and include a fish of the day, filet mignon, a "today's catch" fish sandwich, burger or salmon ($18 to MP). Come dinner, sandwiches from the lunch menu are replaced with larger entree-style New England classics like the traditional lobster roll or oyster po' boy. Familiar plates of seared sea scallops, ahi tuna, and a pan-fried fresh catch fish round out the rest of the options ($18 to MP).

A different twist: each day of the week also features its own special, be it po' boy taco Tuesdays, Low Country Cioppino Saturday, or Cajun Mussel Monday. And -- for once -- every day of the week sounds appealing.

There is one thing you may not expect to find at a fish house, however: a pretty well-equipped cocktail menu. More than a dozen Prohibition-style hand-crafted cocktails are available, priced extremely well at $11, with a special section reserved for shots. For an authentic experience try the "Dickel with a Pickel," a simple combination of George Dickel #12 American whiskey and pickle juice, best served with the option of the raw oyster for an additional charge ($9). There's also a healthy wine list, and plenty of craft beer by the bottle and tap.

"We wanted to offer the locals something different when dining out, to avoid being your typical restaurant," said Rack. "We hope to [become] the local, friendly, seafood haunt."

RACKS Fish House is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. For more information visit the RACKS website and Facebook page, or call 561-450-6718.

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Location Info

Rack's Delray

5 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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