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Keely Laughlin

Hidden at the end of a gravel drive off Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mainland Container Co. is comprised of a rustic, beachy restaurant, a ground-level bar set in a shipping container, and ample umbrella-covered seating. Bar food offerings range from wings; hushpuppies that are basically savory donuts drizzled with honey, and served with hot pepper jelly and pimento cheese; and a beer cheese-covered tater tot extravaganza called The Full Container. Despite such temptations, the sweet and friendly waitress strongly endorsed the caprese-stuffed avocado, a clever union of trend and tradition. The fish of the moment requires no modifications, it’s a successful execution made even better by the accompanying seasonal vegetables. Along with the caprese avocado dish, the flavor balance of this fish showcases the chef’s command of farm-to-table cuisine. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Winter 2019)

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Hours: Dinner (Mon-Sat.), Weekend Brunch

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  • Open Mic Night (Open Mic)

    • Thursdays, 7-10 p.m.

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