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Square Grouper

Square Grouper Review

Although this restaurant's food draws raves, its name earns snickers. (A "square grouper" is slang for bales of marijuana dropped into the ocean during the drug-running 1970s.) Owner Lynn Bell gives the dishes whimsical touches, making them look as good as they taste (try the toasted almond–encrusted grouper with warm Caribbean pineapple relish). In an unassuming warehouse-style building, the dining room is surprisingly suave, with butcher paper–lined tables and a zinc-topped bar. A very popular restaurant with locals and visitors alike, expect to wait for a table in season.

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun., Sept., and several wks in summer.
Updated: 05-17-2013

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