It was Tuesday afternoon at around 1 pm — A perfect time for a late lunch!

LKNConnect’s on-camera interviewer Margi Kyle and I had just finished speaking with Debbie O’Handley from Hope House, and we were hungry. The interview was great (see the article about Hope House: Tiny Houses, Big Hopes & Dreams here).

It was getting past the usual lunch hour and we thought we’d try Kat’s Seafood Kitchen because we’d heard good things about them. I checked the LKNConnect guide and they are open all afternoon, so seafood was our choice!

LKNConnect’s Margi Kyle and Ellen Stafford

“It reminds me of the beach!”

I love visiting the ocean for the fun, sun, and great seafood. Well, not only did Kat’s building and interior decor remind me of the beach, the food was fresh and delicious!

If you didn’t know that Kat’s was in Cornelius, you might think you were at the beach!
Lots of seating: booths, tables and at the bar.
Fun atmosphere, no matter what time of day.

The food — what we ordered

Margi ordered the Shrimp Scampi

The shrimp were large, plump and juicy with the scampi butter. The linguine was creamy and cheesy. The portion was just right for a late lunch.

6 large shrimp in scampi butter served over linguine with shaved parmesan and grilled bread.

I ordered the Fish Tacos

The french fries were crispy, hot, not too salty and just plain delicious. The fish tacos were amazing. I would normally eat one and take the other home, but not today! The fish was flaky, the sesame ginger slaw added zing and the cilantro serrano crema was spicy enough to be interesting but not so hot that you couldn’t eat it.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Crispy Fries

Our server

Was friendly and attentive. The food wasn’t fast-food quick, but the wait was just long enough so you knew they were making it fresh and just for you.

Would I go again? Yes, absolutely.

For more information

Click here to view their page in our Steak & Seafood Guide. You can see their hours, location, and the links to their website and Instagram.

Click the image above to see LKNConnect’s Guide to our Local Steak and Seafood Restaurants!
Review and photos by Ellen Stafford
Ellen Stafford

Ellen H Stafford is the managing editor for Making and eating delicious food is one of her favorite pastimes! She also loves great conversation with family and friends.

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