BRIDGE CITY — Nestled alongside Cow Bayou off Texas Avenue in Bridge Metropolis sits one of the distinctive eating experiences in Southeast Texas.
Excessive Tides gives attendees the flexibility to tug up of their boat, get fuel, a meal and hearken to dwell music.
The enterprise encompasses a beach-cabin model design with choices to eat indoors, outside and even alongside the bayou.
The restaurant opened three weeks earlier than the pandemic shutdown dine-in companies, which brought on the eatery’s formidable plans to be placed on maintain.
Excessive Tides’ massive footprint permits the restaurant to supply a number of outside choices, in addition to plan for extra within the close to future.
“After they first launched me to this restaurant and I regarded on the format and demographics of the world, I knew that is one thing new and contemporary with the potential to develop into a lot extra,” Supervisor Alex Abrego mentioned.
The enterprise began by serving Po’ boys and boiled seafood.
“Our menu was very restricted,” Abrego mentioned. “We carried a distinct vibe at the moment, which individuals actually do take pleasure in. However after the COVID section, we actually did broaden. We began serving grilled objects, and burgers had been added to the household. Each few months we wish to add one thing to get larger and higher.”
Abrego mentioned Excessive Tides’ subsequent culinary endeavor shall be including menu objects for the winter.
“(The winter) is our slowest season,” he mentioned. “You possibly can inform it’s an out of doors, summertime, crawfish place. Wintertime is rather less. That’s the reason we added burgers. We’re going to add completely different soups. We can have rooster noodle soup and possibly a vegetable soup for the vegans and folks that don’t eat meat.”
Seven months in the past, Excessive Tides added gumbo, which is served all yr and has develop into a preferred alternative.
“We’re on the sting of fried meals and never fried meals,” Abrego mentioned. “I really feel just like the distinction between us and numerous locations is the truth that we don’t simply do fried meals. It’s a little completely different, and other people know to not anticipate that coming right here. We talked about doing an étouffée and one thing like that, however we nonetheless should work these issues out.”
Patrons can play a sport of washers or watch sporting occasions on one of many quite a few televisions on the restaurant.
Excessive Tides already has one seaside volleyball space arrange with one other set to be full within the close to future. The eatery has a bar, as properly a snow cone stand and oyster bar close to the bayou.
“Washer tournaments and cornhole tournaments are the following factor to return right here,” Abrego mentioned. “As soon as we get just a little bit higher with our group on tournaments and getting individuals severe about enjoying, that would be the subsequent aim for positive. The following factor individuals will hear about is our tournaments on the volleyball courtroom.
“We now have the white sand space. In entrance of the volleyball courtroom, we have now been laying out sand to get sufficient to have a seaside setting for some garden chairs. We would like individuals to have an space the place individuals can get meals and calm down like a sandbar.”
Abrego mentioned Excessive Tides is making an attempt to develop into the face of Bridge Metropolis.
“We’re the speak of the city these days and we wish to maintain it like that,” he mentioned.