Fan restaurateur lands at Rocketts

A second waterfront restaurant is coming to Rocketts Landing.Robert Cox Jr., owner of Fan bars Curbside and Metro Grill, is bringing Conch Republic Rocketts to the mixed-use community next spring.

The new 6,000 square foot restaurant has begun construction next to the other restaurant along the James River, The Boathouse.

According to a press release, the Conch Republic menu is heavy on seafood and will include gator chili, conch fritters, po-boys, crawfish etouffe, and low country shrimp and grits.

A second waterfront restaurant is coming to Rocketts Landing.Robert Cox Jr., owner of Fan bars Curbside and Metro Grill, is bringing Conch Republic Rocketts to the mixed-use community next spring.

The new 6,000 square foot restaurant has begun construction next to the other restaurant along the James River, The Boathouse.

According to a press release, the Conch Republic menu is heavy on seafood and will include gator chili, conch fritters, po-boys, crawfish etouffe, and low country shrimp and grits.

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Doug
Doug
12 years ago

Bring it on! A restaurant that concentrates on seafood and does it well is long overdue. That it’s cajun is a second plus. I mean we’re 85 miles from the ocean, and my wife and I have long been amazed at the lack of focus on seafood here.

Dustin Smith
Dustin Smith
12 years ago

Seafood is the best idea that could have come to Rockett’s landing. Just remember to close the windows and the patio seating when the wind blows from the South.

Anon
Anon
12 years ago

What makes The Boathouse work is the quality of the operator. Not sure this one will work. Curbside and Metro are … um …

Chris Miller
Chris Miller
12 years ago

Can’t wait to see more about the ambiance and design. Richmond seems to love close quarters and anything new, so I’m sure it will do well. As a fellow entrepreneur in a time of recession, these projects should be supported and praised – development is tough, and I for one am glad to see expansion in this up-and-coming area of the city.

DaveM
DaveM
12 years ago

Coming from the owner of Curbside and Metro? Uh.. yea. It’ll be out of business in a year.

Anon
Anon
12 years ago

@ DaveM – you think the new restaurant will close in a year because Metro and Curbside closed in a year? I don’t quite understand your logic since both restaurants have been open for at least 10 years.