Tooling down Michigan Avenue one day, I passed a clean bright storefront that blased the words "Crawfish Pie" in the window. How can a hound NOT stop? Got a menu, and today brought a load of folks there for lunch. Low Tide II is run by a family whose mother grew up in Louisiana and uses her recipes to make soulful, delicious food served with real pride. Red beans & rice came in a HUGE bowl, brimming with andouille sausage--just the right spice level. Tender, warm corn muffins accompanied. Perch dinner offer a large number of beautifully crisp, spicy fillets with cole slaw, and really crispy, light hushpuppies. Catfish po-boy had a generous amount of this sweet fish with all the toppings--you can also order shrimp, oyster and perch poboys. Other items on the menu was tried were great, smokey greens, meaty dirty rice and jambalaya filled with crawfish, white fish and vegs--they were kindly offered as samples so we could try more items on this first first. Other selections include crawfish pie, seafood gumbo, shrimp creole and oyster/shrimp/catfish/pickerel dishes. Most items in the $7-$9 range. Desserts, which we were too full for, include peach and apple cobbler, sweet potato pie, and a huge square of pecan praline candy. This is a place where the food is cooked with love and served with pride. We all gave the cook and our waitress a round of applause--This is definitely worth the drive from anywhere in the metro area to be served food this authentic and lovingly prepared. We'll be back.
Ebb Tide II
35830 Michigan Ave
Tues.-Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.