Okay seafood lovers we have a great spot for you to check out if you have not already, yes they are a chain, however even in a chain you can find the ones that shine above the others. We found one if you like fresh seafood grilled without all the goopy sauces (you can get the sauces but I prefer the fresh grilled fish).
We visited The Market Broiler here in Riverside and as always they are spot on. The fun part was not telling the server we were reviewing the restaurant until we were paying the bill. She said we should have told her beforehand. Then I asked her if you knew we were writing would you not have tried to really impress…point made.
The Market Broiler at 3525 Merrill Ave, Riverside, CA is the place to go. The atmosphere is great since they remodeled. I love the fact you can watch them grill your food in the window.
They run some great specials during the week as well like $5.00 appetizers and our favorite is the Triple “S” special on Thursdays (Salmon, Shrimp and Snapper) grilled to order. We always have them cook our fish Cajun style on the grill! If you love pasta they have a killer crab alfredo served with garlic cheese toast that you will feel like you are in heaven on the first bite!
Each of the entrees come with your choice of two sides, our best picks; their signature cheese potatoes and chef’s vegetables seasoned just right slightly crunchy and fresh. Plus they bring you a fresh hot loaf of sourdough bread to the table that is so good especially while it is right from the oven piping hot, and it smells wonderful!
You can also order a side salad or soup as well. Their white clam chowder is simply wonderful and the best side salad is their classic wedge with blue cheese dressing, simply amazing!
The must try appetizers are; traditional calamari, crab won tons and the crab & artichoke dip. Don’t get me wrong everything there has been amazing! I just have my favorites.
Their sandwiches and fish & chips are a bit overpriced for what you get. They were both a disappointment when we tried them especially after having such amazing entrees.
Service at The Market Broiler was great, our server Melinda was amazing. She kept our glasses filled, bussed the dirty dishes and was always smiling and polite. For those that love salt water taffy, they give you peppermint salt water taffy after the meal, yumm!