We are new to the Covington area and are slowly trying to find the really 'good' places to eat. We love seafood and always look for the best local spot. We had driven by Freeman's several times, it always looked closed. They are actually closed on Mondays, but even the rest of the week the parking lot is almost empty.
Anyone born in the south has seen or eaten Low Country Boil, that wonderful big pot of potatoes, shrimp, corn, and link sausage cooked in seafood seasoning (usually Old Bay). the flavors mix and meld and when the result is poured out over a newspaper covered table, its just one of those wonderful experiences which makes for fond memories.
Do not waste your time or money ordering that from Freeman's. Actually I can't recommend spending any time or money here. The Low Country Boil was 3 pieces of potato (not even a whole potato) 2 pieces of kielbasa not more than an a half inch thick, 1 small corn on the cob (those quarter sizes) and about 6 shrimp........each of these components had been cooked separately in water - no season whatsoever. 1 very tiny biscuit......dry and old. And it was $13. It was served dumped onto what I affectionately remember eating off of the last time I was in a hospital, with absolutely no presentation whatsoever. That was my meal.
My husband ordered the Shrimp and Grits with Gravy. Again, the grits were cooked separately, the shrimp was cooked separately, and the gravy was dumped on top of the grits. The gravy tasted liked paste. No shrimp flavor to the grits at all - actually not much flavor to the grits at all. It was the most bland meal I think I've been served outside of a hospital.
So, for those of you who are return customers, either we caught them on a really bad night or our idea of good seafood is vastly different from yours. The seafood at Lakeview Restaurant down the road at Jackson Lake far exceeds anything we saw or ate here at Freeman's.
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