ON THE MENU – High tides offer great food, relaxation on the sand and lots of fun – Port Arthur News
BRIDGE CITY – Nestled along Cow Bayou on Texas Avenue in Bridge City, is one of Southeast Texas’ most unique dining experiences.
High Tides offers participants the opportunity to get on their boat, refuel, have a meal and listen to live music.
The company features a beach cabin style design with options for indoor, outdoor and even dining along the bayou.
The restaurant opened three weeks before the closure of food services in the event of a pandemic, which resulted in the restaurant’s ambitious plans being suspended.
High Tides’ large footprint allows the restaurant to offer several outdoor options, as well as planning more in the near future.
“When they first introduced me to this restaurant and looked at the setup and demographics of the area, I knew it was something new and fresh with the potential to become much more,” said director Alex Abrego.
The business started out serving Po ‘boys and boiled seafood.
“Our menu was very limited,” Abrego said. “We had a different vibe at the time, which people really appreciate. But after the COVID phase, we really grew. We started serving grills and burgers were added to the family. Every few months we are looking to add something to become bigger and better. “
Abrego said High Tides’ next culinary venture will be adding menu items for the winter.
“(Winter) is our slowest season,” he said. “You can tell it’s a place outside, in the summer, for crayfish. Winter is a little less. That’s why we added burgers. We will add different soups. We’ll have chicken noodle soup and maybe vegetable soup for vegans and people who don’t eat meat.
Seven months ago, High Tides added okra, which is served year round and has become a popular choice.
“We’re on the borderline of frying and not frying,” Abrego said. “I feel like the difference between us and a lot of places is that we don’t just fry. It’s a little different, and people know they don’t expect that when they come here. We’ve been talking about doing a choke and something like that, but we still have to sort out these issues. “
Guests can play a set of washing machines or watch sporting events on one of the restaurant’s many TVs.
High Tides has already set up a beach volleyball area and another set will be completed in the near future. The restaurant has a bar, as well as a snow cone stand and oyster bar near the bayou.
“The puck tournaments and the cornhole tournaments are the next thing to come here,” Abrego said. “Once we improve our tournament organization a bit and people play seriously, that will definitely be the next goal. The next thing people will hear about is our volleyball court tournaments.
“We have the white sand area. In front of the volleyball court, we have placed sand to have enough to have a beach frame for a few garden chairs. We want people to have a space where people can feed and relax like a sandbar. “
Abrego said High Tides is trying to become the face of Bridge City.
“We’re the talk of the town these days and we want it to stay that way,” he said.