Tackle Box opened in Georgetown fairly recently… probably sometime last year. It’s a seafood restaurant with fast food service on the ground floor and sit-down service and a bar on the top floor.
I went to Tackle Box with a bunch of friends because of a Groupon; you pay $15 for $30 worth of food (the deal has expired since I’ve written this post). I split the deal with my friend and it was the perfect amount of food for 2 people. We were able to get 2 meals and 2 drinks for $30.80. I thought that the food was a good deal for the $7.50 I paid by splitting the Groupon, but it would’ve been overpriced had I paid the full retail value of my meal.
I got the Tackle Box Meal ($11.50 without a Groupon), which consisted of 1 entree, 1 side dish and 1 sauce. I got the crispy fried calamari with grilled broccoli and the basil walnut pesto sauce. The calamari was garnished with jalapenos and lemons. The calamari was tasty, but the pesto sauce was a bad choice. Together it was just a very heavy combo. The broccoli was great though! It was super fresh and grilled to the perfect consistency: tender but still crunchy.
The decor at Tackle Box is charming and fits the cuisine. I didn’t go to the upstairs restaurant, so I’m only describing the ground floor. Guests sit in communal wooden picnic tables in a dark room decorated with lobster flags and seagulls affixed to the walls. Food is served in red plastic baskets on checkered paper, giving the pricy food an ironically cheap look.
I thought the quality of the food was good, but the meal really wasn’t worth its regular price because of the small portions, so I’m glad I had the Groupon.