A group of my girlfriends and I went to Conch Republic for my friend's birthday this week.
It's a brand new Key West-inspired restaurant near Rocketts Landing, just east of downtown Richmond.
It just opened maybe 1.5 weeks ago. I actually saw it on opening night when I was running by it during THIS 10.4 mile RUN...the gorgeous waterfront deck had me sold the moment I saw it.
It has an 1800 square foot deck overlooking the James River. Who knew Richmond could be so beautiful?
Here are some photos from the restaurant's website from when it was under construction:
GATOR (yes, literally alligator meat) nachos, but I wasn't feeling very adventurous.
The service was fine, although a little on the slow side, probably because it is a new restaurant, working out the system. But this worked just fine for us since we were intentionally hanging out there for a few hours and weren't in a rush.
Good happy hour specials too.
Menu had a large selection of seafood and non-seafood.
They have CONCH FRITTERS, which were good too. Here are a couple after we demolished the rest:
I highly recommend the restaurant. MOSTLY because of the view, but the food was decent as well.
Much better outdoor seating than their neighbor, The Boathouse.