#19 of 22 Boone Restaurants

Mike’s Inland Seafood

Mike's Inland Seafood – Fresh Seafood Fare and More Made Just How You Like It
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want seafood platters made using fresh fish and the finest recipes around, visit Mike’s Inland Seafood for a chance to satisfy all your cravings. Despite sitting far from the waterfront in Boone, North Carolina, this eatery goes big on the fresh seafood flavors. If you prefer turf over surf creations, they also have sirloin steaks, chicken strips, and so much more.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Who says you need to be right on the waterfront to enjoy fresh, delicious seafood every time? At Mike’s Inland Seafood, they’re proving that the finest seafood creations can come from a restaurant set far from the oceanside. If seafood’s not your style, this Boone, North Carolina, eatery is still a great place to land. They also have tasty sirloin steaks, chicken creations, and so much more available for your pure enjoyment.

If you cannot choose between all their options, their ala carte menu lets you build out your perfect meal from the ground up. You can simply order your entrée of choice, and then add Chicken Strips, Deviled Crab, or other selections to the side. Or go with their scrumptious Sirloin Steak and add whatever seafood you want to the plate as well. Just want a few small bites instead? Get an appetizer and a few ala carte selections that speak to you the most.

No matter what you order, you’ll love to enjoy your selections right in their nautical-themed dining room. Fish sculptures, fishing nets, and other ocean-inspired touches adorn the walls, setting the stage for a fantastic meal. Their friendly service adds to the magic, too. All their servers happily welcome their patrons through the doors and then get to work in making every last dining experience the most memorable around.

Their most popular items include:

Fried Pickles
Perhaps nothing cuts through the rich batter-fried decadence than sour dill pickles. So, whenever you need to reset your palate, do yourself a favor and order the Fried Pickles. They make this appetizer by breading and deep frying dill pickle slices and then serving them with flavorful ranch dressing.

Stuffed Flounder
When you simply cannot decide between fish and crab, get the best of both worlds by ordering the Stuffed Flounder. This tasty dish starts with the creation of their homemade crab stuffing. Then, they open up a whole flounder and stuff it full of crab deliciousness before broiling it to perfection with Old Bay.

Seafood Platter
For a taste of all the fan favorites, just treat yourself to the Seafood Platter. To create this dish, the chef expertly prepares shrimp, scallops, deviled crab, oysters, and a flounder filet just how you like them. You can get yours breaded and deep fried, broiled in lemon butter and Old Bay, blackened, teriyakied, or char-broiled with Old Bay.

8 oz. Top Sirloin Steak
When you just want to sink your teeth into pure beefy goodness, the 8 oz. Top Sirloin Steak is the way to go. This decadent dish starts with a huge steak grilled until it’s at your ideal level of doneness. Alongside, they offer all the sides you could want, including a house salad, fully-loaded baked potato, onion rings, and more.

Chicken Strips
Whenever you want to keep it super simple, don’t hesitate to try their Chicken Strips. When ordering this dish, you’ll need to decide between getting yours blackened, char-broiled with Old Bay, or teriyakied. For the simplest take, however, go with their regular salt and pepper breading instead.

Although it’s tempting to fill up on all their surf and turf creations, don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy dessert. Their three pie flavors are always a hit, of course. But you’ll be hard pressed to choose between the Key Lime Pie, French Silk Pie, and Peanut Butter Pie. If you want to go a different route, get the Turtle Cheesecake instead.

Insider Tips:
-Every day of the week brings new specials, so be sure to check out their deals before ordering.
-Are you planning a big bash anytime soon? Just ask about their private party and catering services.
-They do not allow any substitutions on their kids’ menu items.