Don't let the headline fool you. Of course, the simple dishes on Tarpon Tavern's menu are appealing, but the full-on main courses are a culinary force to be reckoned with.
From sandwiches (pollo pesto, pastrami ruben) and pasta (seafood linguini, chicken portabella) to salads (crispy chicken) and flatbreads (seafood, tomato-basil), Tarpon Tavern can satisfy any audience.
One of my favorite things about dining out is the appetizer portion of the menu. Sometimes, I'll order two or three starters and a small salad to get my fill. Of course, there is some sharing involved.
On a recent visit to Tarpon Tavern, I did just that with a basket of fries ($3.50), veggie quesadillas ($7.50) and a side salad ($2.25). Like most of the dishes, the fries at Tarpon Tavern have a unique twist. The fries are topped with parmesan cheese and rosemary and are served with Tarpon sauce (a thousand-island type concoction).
More information on Tarpon Tavern
Address: 21 N. Safford Ave.
Hours: Mondays, 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.; Tuesdays, closed; Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.