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Posted by Cheryl on 01/29/2012
Let me start by saying this is the first time I've written a review for a restaurant. I feel compelled to write this review because the food was simply decicious. It was the best Restaurant food that I have had in a long time...For appitizers we had the Crab Cakes and Chicken Wings. The crab cakes were very good and the chickin wings were extremely tender and cooked in a very good sweet sauce. For my Entree. I had the Blackened Salmon, Candied Yams and Collard. The salmon was topped with onions and peppers, was extremely tasty and cooked to perfection. The candied yams were some of the best I have ever had, they had the right amount of sweetness and flavor. The greens were awesome. For Dessert I had the Red Velvet Cake...This was a hit also. The Drinks were good, but not potent. The only Con I had was the wait time...we had reservations and we had to wait at least one hour before we were seated. If you want great food with a nice cozy atmosphere, this is your place.
Posted by waddy on 06/11/2011
One of the best restaurants i've ever been too. we had the curried chicken. the chicken melted in my mouth and fell off the bone. the sauce was insane. i could have eaten the sauce as a soup. the mac and cheese has this delicious cheesy top. we went in with my toddler and they were extremely accommodating. our server was fast and professional. all of the staff played with my child and drinks and food were served to us in record time. this will definitely be a place i return to many times and be a place i take others. the prices are a bit high, but the food is so excellent and the portions are so big that it felt like a deal
Posted by M.E.L. on 02/06/2011
When my friend and I arrived at Mobay, the host had his back to the door and was reading the paper. Even when he saw us come in he didnt acknowledge us and I had to ask if he was the host, and he sort of got up and walked us to a table...unacceptable. I ordered a Mango martini which was bland and room tempature. For an appetizer I had the bammie and escovitch fish. The bammie was tough as nails, and the fish had a funky flavor. Entree wise, I had the jerk chicken with cabbage and rice and peas. The rice and peas were tasty but the chicken was really tough and the cabbage was extremely salty with too much garlic. There was a server who kept coming up to us while we lingered over our food, asking us whether we were finished and if he could take our plates. The first time I said no, the second time I said no, and the third time he came up to us I gave him a look cold enough to freeze a side of beef, and he scurried away. Our waiter was not so great either, bringing us the check even though my friend told him she was contemplating dessert. Wack food+ wack service+18% gratuity=never again!
Posted by Birdy on 01/30/2010
The only thing this place has going for it is the location and the decor. The food was overpriced and unappetizing, and drinks were overpriced, weak, and small. There was only one other couple in the place when we ordered, yet it took 45 minutes to get dinner (fried chicken and tofu chicken). The "fake chicken" was inedible. I don't know how this place stays open.
Posted by ME! on 11/22/2009
I go to Mo bay hoping that my experience this time will be better than the last time but it never is. The service is horrible. When you enter, it takes about 10 minutes before you're acknowledged and when they do its with attitude. But, Im a sucker for their cornbread.
Posted by culinary critic on 10/30/2009
I'm a caribbean who loves soul food as well. So who could ask for more when I saw this one stop caribbean/soul food restaurant featured on foodnetwork's escovtich fish throwdown show. Restaurant is not too large but it's colorful which gives it a bright interior. Staff was friendly enough. Did get very noisy at one point because of an obnoxiously loud table across from us but that's not the restaurant's fault just a rude group of people. But I digress. Shared the escovitch fish and bammie as an appetizer. Wasn't bad. Had a spicy kick to it with a bit of sweetness. They serve a free cornbread sample with some type of pineapple cream before your meal. The cornbread was tasty and served piping hot but didn't like the pineapple cream at all. For main course, I ordered the fried chicken (thigh, leg combo) with mac n' cheese and candied yams while my friend ordered the oxtail with rice & peas and fried plantains. They served the wrong chicken portion to me (breast and wing and I really don't like fried chicken breast). Waiter offered to get me another entree (no thanks) or reorder with the correct chicken selection (yes but of course now I had to wait an additional 20 minutes or so). In the meantime my friend's order was delivered at the same time as my incorrect order so I sampled a bit of hers. We both thought the oxtail was tender and had good flavor. I thought the rice n' peas was standard fare and sweet plantains were sweet plantains (not much you can do to mess those up). So by the taste of my friend's oxtail I thought my dish should be good too but alas I was wrong. This was probably one of the worst fried chicken meal I've ever had. Fried chicken had absolutely no flavor, zip, zero, nada. Had a crunchy crust but that's about the only good thing I could say about it. The candied yams didn't do any better than the chicken. It had a thin barely sweet sauce. It just seemed as if they cut open a can of yams and then boiled it in very diluted sugar water. As for the mac n' cheese, that was just okay. There was definitely no soul in my soul food. Guess I should have taken the waiters other offer and selected an entirely different entree. Would I go back? Probably not. After having a really bad meal at a restaurant it tends to leave a bad taste in your mouth (pun intended). I think Mobay should just stick to the caribbean cuisine and master that instead of trying to be a jack of all culinary trades.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2009
My boyfriend and I went to this establishment in March of 2009 and thankfully we were satisfied customers. The food was well seasoned and you know that is a great sign for great soulfood. The waiters could try to be a bit more attentive while serving since it isn't a large restaurant. I ordered the ribs and I ate every last one of them. But overall, we loved our meals and we will definitely go back And get a plate to go!! I enjoyed the live entertainment as well.