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Miss Vicki's on the River

Our neighbor recently learned of my affinity for soup, and he immediately recommended the she crab soup from Miss Vicki's, which is about a 10-minute drive from our house downtown. The place is located at a marina along the Anclote River, and the setting is near perfection:

Now that we're officially "locals," it seemed like the time to check out this local hangout, and show it to my mom. We sat at a table not far from the water, and ordered drinks and their fish dip.

The white claw, house red wine, and beer were what you'd expect. The fish dip was really good, although I was expecting a different presentation. Nonetheless, I obviously snarfed my share down because I forgot to take a picture in time!

Our server was good, and she reminded us many, many times that every table has a 1 hour, 15 minute limit right now due to Covid. So, we knew we'd have to move to the Adirondack chairs or benches when we finished if we wanted to catch sunset.

My husband was considering a crab cake sandwich, although our server suggested just the crab cake meal, because between the crab cake breading and the bread on the sandwich, it could be a lot. He heeded the advice. My mom also loves crab cakes and she ordered the app, having just eaten her half of the fish dip. I ordered the fish and chips.

Turns out, this was a lot of food! Good thing I didn't get a soup, too! (Don't tell my neighbor. I'll get it next time.) Aric and I shared the fish (haddock) and crab cakes and loved it all. My mom ended up taking a crab cake home. She was stuffed!

We moved toward the water after paying our bill. The food and drinks were more expensive than you'd think they'd be, however, they do good business right there on the water, so you're paying for the atmosphere. The three of us talked and watched the sky as the sun went down. It definitely was a lovely evening.

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