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Fish Daddy's Grill House

Gets a Medicare Jet-Setter Groovy Rating

Written by MJ Reporter Willow LaMunyon

It snowed the first night I moved to my new home in Okmulgee. The road conditions delayed the arrival of the moving van. I had a bed to sleep in and my phone for entertainment. A day with nothing to do promised to be long and dull, so I planned to sleep late. I love it when that kind of plan doesn't work out. Early the next morning, my family, who now lives just a few blocks away, burst into my room and woke me up. They came to share some donuts which were worth every calorie. Then before I knew what was happening, I was in the back seat of their pickup headed for an adventure of shopping, exploring, and eating out. Little did I know this was the start of a tradition that I would look forward to with anticipation.

I never know when they are going to take me on a surprise adventure or what we are going to do, but COVID-19 slowed those special days way down. I was unprepared last Saturday when they came over to whisk me away. I hurried around, grabbed my MJ mask, and we were on our way.

My son, Charley, had weight loss surgery, and he was in desperate need of new clothes. We drove to Tulsa to go clothes shopping and eat out. We all love fish, so when we saw Fish Daddy's, without many cars parked around it, we stopped for a late lunch. The employees all wore masks and gloves. Everything was shiny clean. The employees followed the safety regulations to a T. We were impressed and about to become even more so. Our server had sparkly eyes and a voice that made us think she was smiling. Then "oh my" the menu. It had so many delicious sounding choices. We made our orders, and after a short wait, the waitress set our plates down.

Even the best perfume can't compete with the fragrance of well-cooked food. Tilapia with a baked potato and carrots got my mouth watering. Charley and Karla shared a plate of fried fish and gumbo. Suddenly Charley got a look of ecstasy on his face, the likes of which I hadn't seen since he exchanged a first kiss with Karla on their wedding day. He had his first bite of the gumbo he shared with Karla. We all had to have a spoon full and swore we would each get a bowl full on our next visit.

Next, Karla shared bites of the fried fish, and we moaned with pleasure. Finally, I had a chance to give my plate a try and grabbed a carrot with my fork. "Mmmmmm," was the sound that came tumbling out of my mouth. The kids looked at me like I was crazy. Was I really mmming over a carrot? I insisted they try my carrots and the looks of surprise on their faces was worth a bag full of gold. A few seconds earlier, they were telling me how they didn't like carrots, and now carrots were on everyone's list of what to order next visit. They were buttery and with a perfect honey sweetness, neither too soft nor crunchy.

Every bite of our meal was a little bit of heaven. Fish Daddy's, we will be back.

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Fish Daddy’s Grill House is located at 10624 E 71st St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133

Medicare Jet-Setter Reporter Willow LaMunyon gives Fish Daddy’s Grill House a Medicare Jet-Setter Groovy rating.

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