Plank Seafood Provisions
1205 Howard St.
Omaha, NE 68102
I have always loved seafood. One evening in Omaha a friend and I were looking for a place in Omaha’s Old Market to enjoy a late dinner. We happened to see the restaurant Plank Seafood Provisions as we walked around. We both wanted seafood so we decided to try out the offerings at Plank.
Gulf Shrimp en Brochette
My friend tried the Gulf Shrimp en Brochette. This is wood fire grilled shrimp wrapped in applewood smoked bacon covered by melted jalapeno and jack cheese. A toothpick held bacon to the shrimp. He said that it was absolutely amazing and the best shrimp that he has ever had. The bacon really added a wonderful flavor to the shrimp, a slight sweet taste mixed with the already slightly tart taste of the shrimp. it came with dirty rice, sautéed baby green beans and could have also came with grape tomatoes, which he declined. It was served with chive horseradish remoulade. He would rate his food and the experience 5/5 or even better if that was possible and he can’t wait to go back.
Southern Seafood Platter
I had the Southern Seafood Platter which is a mix and match of fried oysters, fried shrimp and catfish. I had all three accompanied by tarter sauce, cocktail sauce, French fries and Cole slaw.
I would give the give every morsel of food on the Southern Seafood Platter a 5 out of 5 rating except for the oysters which I would only give a 4.5 rating. The reason for this is that I expected them to be more crispy as with fried oysters which I have ate in the past.
The lighting of the restaurant was rather dark for my taste making it difficult to read the menu. Therefore for the atmosphere I would rate Plank Seafood Provisions only a 4 out of 5. However, the service was good and the waiter checked on my friend and I several times, therefore earning service a 5 on a scale of 1 to 5.
The overall experience for the evening I would rank a 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. I would like to go back and try some of the other delicious sounding meals and appetizers offered at Plank.