It’s been a while since I’ve written about our adventures through the list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die. We spent a little time in south Alabama this weekend, so we were able to hit a few spots on the list. I must say, I have missed working my way through the list, and I’ve certainly missed sharing with you all the dishes that have given my homeland quite a name in the culinary world.
Friday night took us to Felix’s Fish Camp on the Causeway in Spanish Fort, where they are known for their crab soup. And let me tell you, that crab soup did not disappoint. Jonathan ordered it as soon as the waitress told him it was their specialty, and he was sweet enough to share it with the rest of us. It was thick enough to eat it from a plate (which MA did), and it was full of fresh, lump crab meat. He declared it the best crab soup he’d ever eaten, and I’m inclined to agree. It was some delicious stuff. It’s definitely not a low-calorie dish, but it’s worth every bite.
Not only was the crab soup delicious, but we each really enjoyed the seafood we ordered. Felix’s sits right on the Mobile Bay, and their seafood is all freshly caught. J and I both ordered the grouper, grilled and lightly seasoned. MA ordered the fried fish, and it was crispy with a hint of spiciness. The wait staff really goes to great lengths to serve the food well and make customers feel like it is a special event to dine at Felix’s. All in all, it was a fabulous meal.
The next time we are passing through Mobile, we will definitely stop by Felix’s again for a bowl of their famous crab soup. I would suggest taking advantage of their reservations or call-ahead seating options, as we had to wait for an hour. Not bad for a Friday night, but we will call ahead next time. They also suggest dining around sunset to take advantage of their spectacular view. The back wall of the restaurant is complete windows and it overlooks the bay. I’m sure that dining with that view would be a special treat.