When the old Rum Shack on Lake Avenue closed, fans were devastated that they'd never, ever again taste their beloved Gorgonzola Tater Tots (on the "favorite dish list" of Palm Beach Post columnists Leslie Gray Streeter and Rich Graulich). Well, it wasn't too long before owner Kevin Knight and new partner Greg Smith opened a new version...this time naming it the Rhum Shak, moving it down the street to a smaller space and concentrating on really great bar food, hefty drinks, and...yes...those Gorgonzola Tater Tots.
There's live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday nights, plenty of TV's, and lots of friendly locals. And Pirates. Yep...the pirate theme is still evident, with drinks called "Walk the Plank", "Pirate's Booty", and "The Shipwreck". The food is serious and the real jewels are those Tater Tots... Baked Tots, smothered with warm Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce, diced tomatoes, bacon, shedded Jack & Cheddar, and...Au Jus for dipping. Shiver me timbers!!
Surprisingly, with the whole "pirate thing" going on, the menu is not about seafood. It's about serious bar food. The 12 oz. Big Ass Angus Burger. Homemade Meatloaf stuffed with creamy spinach & artichoke dip on Garlic Texas Toast. Slow cooked, fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs. Jumbo Peel & Eat Shrimp. And the Mini Subs -- think sliders but as three mini subs -- Meatball Parm or Steak & Cheese authentic Philly style with Cheese Whiz!
Come with friends. Come alone. You'll have great food & drinks and new friends in no time!
Some photos courtesy of Rich Graulich
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