When you think of a raw bar, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Shellfish shooters? We’ll bet it isn’t Bunky’s, unless of course, you’ve been here before. Yes, that’s the name of the best raw bar next to Paradise Beach, Bunky’s Raw Bar. See, you know it’s a raw bar because it says so in the name. Clever isn’t it? So what is a raw bar? Is that where one goes to get steak tartare? No, it is not.
What Exactly Is a Raw Bar?
A raw bar is a restaurant where you can get raw shellfish. Do not confuse this with a sushi bar. A raw bar does not specialize raw fish. The meat from the shellfish is extracted, or shucked, and is served raw with a variety of choice cocktail sauces to add to the flavor. At Bunky’s we even have a raw shooter drink. You should definitely try it.
Just because it is a raw bar doesn’t mean you have to eat your shellfish raw. We will cook your shellfish too! You can have it fried, baked or grilled. Not everyone likes shellfish, however, so we have your crustaceans as well. That’s right, come on in and have yourself some lobster, shrimp or crab. We will serve it the way you like it – steamed, fried, baked, blackened or grilled. And boy does it taste good, no matter how we prepare it. Yes, a little self-aggrandizement there.
We Also Have Drinks!
While you wait for your food may we suggest you peruse our drink menu? We have original drinks created by our staff and we have variations on traditional drinks like martinis. We have an extensive beer selection and are certain that we will become an oasis for you whenever you decide to spend your day at Paradise Beach. We couldn’t be more convenient. We are right across the street.
Our casual atmosphere will make you feel welcome immediately. We don’t care what you’re wearing, we just care that you’re here. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will be happy to explain our food preparation options to the raw bar novice. We have a bar and grill that welcomes strangers who leave as friends. If you want a sports bar we classify. We just upgraded Bunky’s and have 15 large HD TVs broadcasting the best sports programming we can find. And hey, we’re kid friendly. To prove it, we even have a kid’s menu. So the next time you’re at the beach, stop by. You’ll be glad you did.