The host/waitress that greeted us on entry was not very friendly or accommodating, however we did end up with a friendlier server. The restaurant was somewhat busy and it appeared as if only the 2 servers were working, so needless to say she was very distracted and being pulled in many different directions at once, aside from that (which wasn't really her fault I guess, if the restaurant was understaffed) service was okay.
The food and drinks were pretty good though. After reading the 2 reviews here before going to Bateman's I specifically asked my friends about their drinks, theirs neither mine were watered down. The fritters were excellent and full of meat (we had an order of conch and an order of lobster fritters). The lobster salad was wonderful and had fresh crisp crunchy apples in it! (never had apples in my lobster salad before.
I had the alligator gumbo, which was tasty, but the meal did take a while to get to th
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