Last month, CLEmom and I headed to Akron for a lovely ladies lunch. We went to Ken Stewart’s Grille, one of our favorite restaurants “down south.”
We started with cocktails, of course. I chose the ginger martini from the restaurant’s creative martini list. The best way I can think to describe this drink is “adult ginger ale.” It was refreshing and tasty, with a great balance of ginger and citrus.
The lunch menu at Ken Stewart’s Grille has a wide selection from Ahi tuna to crab cakes to burgers to to pasta. We started by splitting the calamari appetizer and the wedge salad.
The calamari is served with mixed peppers and a spicy aioli. The breading is crisp, the calamari is tender, and the aioli adds a nice spicy kick. This is definitely one of CLEmom’s favorite spots for calamari.
The wedge salad is a traditional and tasty choice, packed with crisp bacon and creamy dressing.
For our entree, we split the crab legs. These are not on the lunch menu, but you can snag them for lunch anyway. One of my favorite things about crab legs at Ken Stewart’s Grille is that the restaurant de-shells the crab, so all you have to do is dig in.
For me ,with crab legs, it’s not about the preparation, it’s about the product. Ken Stewart’s consistently has sweet, meaty, delicious crab legs. No butter needed.
Despite all this, we saved room for dessert (probably by taking a lot of crab home with us). We chose the berries shortcake.
My mouth is watering just thinking about this dessert. The shortcake tasted less like pound cake and more like a fluffy, cakelike sugar cookie. Seriously delicious!
Whether for lunch or dinner (the dinner menu is huge and the specials board usually doubles the menu size every night), Ken Stewart’s Grille is worth a trip down 77 South.
What’s your favorite restaurant in the 330?