Fresh Gulf Grouper

 

WELCOME TO THE  MIDDLE GROUNDS GRILL!

Our name was inspired by the famous Florida Middle Grounds, situated approximately 100 miles offshore of the Treasure Island coast. Like this prime angling spot, known for its abundant supply of quality fish, we provide our guests with only the finest, fresh catch our sea has to offer.

 

APPETIZERS

Seared Tuna Sushimi   GF

Sesame seared yellow fin tuna with soy dipping sauce, pickled ginger, cusabi aioli, siracha sauce & wakame seaweed salad.  14

 

Smoked Fish Spread  GF

Fresh smoked Mahi-Mahi, blended with onions and spices. Served with crackers & crisp jalapeños.  8

 

Stuffed Portobello Oscar   GF

Packed with blue crab, boursin cheese, zucchini, & carrots, topped with grilled asparagus & fresh hollandaise.  13

 

Tangy Ginger Calamari

Lightly fried tender calamari tossed in our pacific ginger sauce with scallions and roasted red peppers or Traditional, with a side of Marinara.  10

 

Artichoke Smoked Gouda Fondue GF

Oven baked fondue of smoked gouda cheese and artichokes, served with warm grilled flatbread.  8

 

Lemon Infused Crab Cake

Lump blue crab meat with lemon zest, fresh parsley, paired with our roasted red pepper tartar & key lime aioli.  10

 

Herb-Truffle Escargot  GF

Sautéed escargot and crimini mushrooms in herb-truffle butter.  9

 

Coconut Almond Crusted Shrimp

Coconut and almond crusted plump shrimp, deep fried until golden brown, served with mango habañero dipping sauce.  9

 

Creole Egg Rolls

Moist blackened chicken, roasted corn, red onions, cheddar, and feta cheese, wrapped together in wonton skins lightly fried until golden brown. Served with avocado creme dipping sauce.  8

 

Prince Edward Mussels GF

Fresh Prince Edward Island mussels sautéed in a garlic butter & while wine sauce with fresh diced tomatoes. 10

 

Greek Sampler  GF

Marinated olives, hearts of palm, herb crusted feta squares, and seasonal hummus, served with toasted pita.  10

 

SOUPS & ENTRÉE SALADS

Soup of the Day

See Server for feature menu. Cup  4   Bowl  6

 

Key West Chowder  GF

Shrimp, scallops, fresh fish, & clams with a sweet potato vegetable medley, swimming in a savory tomato broth. Cup  4   Bowl  6

 

Wedge Salad  GF

A hearty wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with house bleu cheese dressing, toasted walnuts, grape tomatoes, sliced onion, and crispy prosciutto, drizzled with zip zap sweet balsamic & burgundy reduction  12   1/2-wedge  6

 

Caesar Salad  GF

Our version of the classic, garnished with crispy home-style croûtons.  8

w/ Grilled Chicken  13       w/ Shrimp  18       w/ Blackened or Grilled Salmon  15

 

Grilled Asparagus Salad  GF

Fresh grilled asparagus, caramelized onions, toasted pumpkin seeds, oven roasted tomatoes, & feta cheese,  drizzled with a sundried tomato rouille on a bed of mixed greens, tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette.  13

 

Mandarin Salmon Salad

Grilled Salmon over a bed of Napa Cabbage, mixed greens, mandarin oranges, and toasted macademia nuts, tossed in a sesame vinaigrette with crispy wontons.  18

 

Octopus Salad  GF

Grilled Mediterranan octopus, served over grilled, marinated vegetables, drizzled with chimichurri vinaigrette.  12

 

PASTAS

All pasta dishes are served with choice of House or Caesar Salad & basket of warm bread w/ herb olive oil.

 

Vegetarian  GF

Fresh arugula, artichokes, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, edamame, asparagus, gouda cheese, and whole wheat penne pasta. Tossed in a saffron vegetable broth.  16  w/ Grilled Chicken  21       w/ Grilled Shrimp  26

 

Shrimp Pesto  GF

Plump shrimp sautéed in a creamy basil pesto sauce with tomatoes, tossed with

bow tie pasta.  20

 

Chicken Breast Alfredo  GF

Grilled chicken breast sautéed with our homemade Alfredo sauce, tossed with linguine.  18

 

Seafood Fusilli

Scallops, shrimp, fresh fish, Prince Edward Mussels, edamame w/ Fusilli pasta, tossed in a creamy lobster sauce.  20

 

Mussels & Red Sauce  GF

Prince Edward Island Mussels sautéed with tomatoes, basil, roasted garlic, & extra virgin olive oil, over linguine.

 

CERTIFIED ANGUS STEAKS

We proudly serve wet aged Certified Angus Beef. All steaks are seared on cast iron skillet to trap in the natural juices and finished on the grill to perfection. Served with House or Caesar Salad and your choice of Roasted Baby Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Herb or Basmati Rice.

 

RARE- COOL RED CENTER   MEDIUM-RARE- WARM RED CENTER   MEDIUM- HOT PINK CENTER MEDIUM WELL- SLIGHT PINK CENTER WELL DONE- NO PINK

*Fillets will be butterflied when ordered Medium Well to Well*

 

SIRLOIN  10oz.  21   GF

NEW YORK STRIP  12oz.  28  GF

FILET MIGNON  6oz.  24    9oz.  30  GF

BONE-IN COWBOY RIBEYE  18oz.  34  GF

Topped with gun powder onion rings

 

STEAK Toppings

OSCAR your STEAK with Crab Meat, Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce  7 6oz  GF Lobster Tail  17   GF

Gun Powder Onion Rings  4

Sautéed Crimini Mushrooms  4   GF

Caramelized Onions  3     GF

Gorgonzola Cheese  3  GF

 

STEAK Sauces

Béarnaise  GF  4 | Hollandaise  GF  3  | Au Poivre  GF  4

 

SEAFOOD

Mango Nut Crusted Grouper   GF

Fresh Florida Grouper crusted with macadamia, pistachio, and walnuts with a Mango Beurre Blanc & coconut basmati rice.   26

 

Grilled Succulent Shrimp Skewers  GF

Plump shrimp, your choice of sweet & spicy Thai Chili or Caribbean Jerk sauce, served with herb rice.  19

 

Lemon Infused Crab Cakes

Lump blue crab meat infused with lemon zest, paired with saffron risotto, our roasted red pepper tatar, and key lime aioli.  25

 

Wasabi Crusted Tuna  GF

Fresh Yellowfin Tuna encrusted with zesty wasabi, served over house cucumber kimchi and basmati rice with ginger ponzu dipping sauce.   26

 

Grilled Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon  GF

Fresh Salmon grilled to perfection, topped with a honey ginger glaze, served with herb rice.   19

 

Fresh Gulf Grouper  GF

Blackened, grilled, fried, or sauteed Fresh Gulf Grouper, served with herb rice.   25

 

Alaskan King Crab  GF

A pound and a quarter King Crab legs, served with homemade roasted garlic mashed potatoes & drawn butter.   50

 

Twin Lobster Tails  GF

A pair of 6oz steamed warm water Lobster tails over a bed of herb orzo, served with drawn butter.   36

 

Pacific Rim Scallops  GF

Fresh diver scallops with key lime pepper seasoning seared to perfection, & drizzled with moscato glaze over a bed of coconut basmati rice.   26

 

Coconut Almond Shrimp  GF

Coconut and almond crusted plump shrimp, deep fried until golden brown, served with a mango habañero dipping sauce and a side of coconut basmati rice.   19

 

HOUSE SPECIALTIES

New Zealand All Natural 18-20oz Lamb Shank  GF

Seared with garlic and rosemary then slow roasted with fresh vegetables and herbs. Served with oven roasted root vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes.   28

 

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin  GF

Fresh herb crusted grilled tenderloin with a demi glace, zip zap sweet balsamic & burgundy reduction, served with garlic mashed potatoes.   18

 

Panko Crusted Chicken Breast  GF

Asiago and panko crusted chicken breast topped with a hearty Mediterranean or lemon tarragon butter sauce, served with herb rice.   18

 

Breast of Duck  GF

Pan seared crispy duck breast drizzled with a cherry Malbec reduction, served over pistachio mashed potatoes.   26

 

Stuffed Veal Scallopine

Panko crusted veal stuffed with goat cheese, sautéed arugula, and sun-dried tomatoes. Topped with lemon butter sauce.   22

 

À LA CARTE

Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables  5

Sautéed Spinach in garlic butter  6

Gun Powder Onion Rings  w/ smoked chipotle aioli  6

Grilled Asparagus  6   w/ shaved Asiago  7

Sautéed Edamame  w/ teriyaki dipping sauce.  6

House or Caesar Salad   3

1 Skewer of 4 Shrimp  6

Salmon 5oz  6

Chicken Breast 6oz  5

1lb. King Crab leg cluster  36

Lobster tail 6oz  17

Diver Scallops 6oz  16

 

Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, shellfish, seafood, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illnesses. If you have chronic illness of the liver, stomach or blood or have immune disorders, you are at greater risk of serious illness from raw oysters, and should eat oysters fully cooked

 

 

 

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