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Huntington Edition: Pier One Landing

By Candace Nelson - 10:00 AM

Pier One Landing

A meal with a view - that's the idea behind a new Huntington restaurant that's on the river, literally.

Pier One Landing

Pier One Landing has opened in the former "Schooners" location at the Guyandotte Marina. The barge had been unused for about 8 years before the owner of Fly In Cafe wanted to add another unique eatery to his repertoire. 

Pier One Landing

The floating restaurant has parking right near the walkway, which brings you down to sea level. Dawn and I went during opening weekend, and they were staffed to the max in anticipation of a big crowd. We were seated quickly and took to looking out on the river. It was a drizzly, misty day, but it was still fun to watch the river and occasional boat. 

Pier One Landing

The interior boasts an upscale sea theme, and the food isn't far off from that, too. The menu isn't huge, but it has a few standards - fish sandwich, fried oysters, mahi mahi tacos. I am intrigued by the lobster roll - but sans slaw. And the lobster mac will definitely be on my to-try list. 

Pier One Landing

For this first visit, though, I wanted to try the signature favorite: Pier One Big Fish - fried fish sandwich with lettuce, tomato, cheese and tartar sauce on a bun. I really love a good, fresh fish sandwich. But, they're not easy to come by. I've found that many restaurants in the area will serve those frozen, minced fish pieces if it's not their specialty. So, I was very excited about this.

Pier One Landing

The sandwich is large and in charge. The fried piece of fish was hanging off the edges of the bun. It was beautifully crispy golden that gave way to flaky white fish. Not too oily, not too crusted - a very nice cook on the fish. I took away half the lettuce and added more tartar sauce and *chef's kiss* I had a solid fish sandwich. A side of onion rings paired well - though I wish they had hushpuppies with honey butter. MMMmmm. Tell me what you're going to try!

Pier One Landing

Grade: A 

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