Six Feet Under
April 20, 2009, 6:08 pm
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On Saturday night, some friends and I visited the Six Feet Under on 11th Street (they have another location in Grant Park).  I had heard a lot about them and was really looking forward to this trip. 

Arriving around 8:30, the restaurant was still packed.  We had about a 40 minute wait, but it was no problem cause the weather was nice and they have a patio with access to the bar.  While enjoying some delicious Terrapin Rye, I got to enjoy the seafood house atmosphere.  It really reminded me of a seafood restaurant I would visit on vacation in Florida, and really made me wish I was on vacation!  The rooftop patio might become my favorite place once the weather decides to stay nice.  

When we finally got seated, everyone was starving and we wasted no time in ordering.  We started off with a dozen raw oysters and their fried green tomatoes.  Both were very satisfying.  The oysters were served very cold, and tasted very fresh.  The fried green tomatoes were good, but they weren’t very green and thus they weren’t very tart.  I did get to introduce two of my friends to fried green tomatoes (both are from the South too… I don’t know how that could happen).  I also got to introduce them to Siracha – the BEST hot sauce in the world.  The flavor is unmatched, and it was perfect on top of the oysters.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

For entrees, we ordered the Combo Basket (fried shrimp, oysters, and fish), the Crab Cake Po’ Boy, a Black and Blue Burger, and the Combo Tacos (calamari, blackened shrimp, and catfish).  My friends have started doing their research before we go, and heard about the Combo Tacos and the burgers in particular.  You always know a meal is going well when everyone is quiet.  I asked for complaints and all I could really get was that the Po’ Boy could have used some more acid or sauce.  Overall, everything was great.  I’m not going to go into a lot of detail cause I’m trying to keep these posts short and sweet.    

Crab Cake Po' Boy

Crab Cake Po' Boy

Combo Tacos

Combo Tacos

Let me end by telling you that Six Feet Under really makes a concerted effort to be green.  They use a windmill to power the location I visited, have energy-efficient kitchen equipment, and use biodegradable takeaway products.  I think this is awesome and you should support this restaurant just for making the effort.  Luckily for you, you’ll get a great dining experience to boot.

The good weather is here (kind of)!  Get out to Six Feet Under and enjoy it!  Six Feet Under has locations at 685 11th St. and 437 Memorial Dr.  Entrees range $8-25.


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I’ve never had a good experience here 😦 but I do like the Grant Park location better.

Comment by Chloe

You’re featured on the Brown’Guides home page this morning.

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