There are many bars and restaurants in the area, but it’s a little harder for a local resident find a place where “everybody knows your name,” especially along the Route 54 corridor east of Selbyville. However, there’s a new spot for the locals to gather now that Yellowfin’s Bar & Grill has opened its doors in the Williamsville Shopping Center.
And ever since their Christmas Eve grand-opening, the locals have kept coming back, according to owner Josh Fallon.
“I think it’s what was missing,” said Fallon, who grew up about a mile down the road. “I grew up in the area, and I think this area has needed a neighborhood bar forever. [Route] 54’s been a pizza-and-sub road, so I try to do some different food.”
Like the name suggests, the menu includes several fresh fish options, but the signature dish has to be the tuna nachos.
“It’s become our signature dish. They’re different from what everybody else is doing,” Fallon explained. “We make the chips here; the sauce is a house sauce; it’s blackened tuna, but there’s other [spices] in there.”
Other popular seafood menu items include the fish tacos and the mahi bites.
“We’re doing a pickled slaw on top of the fish. It’s got pepper-jack cheese, a little pico, a little cilantro and crema,” Fallon described of the fish tacos. “People are loving those things.”
But even with a name that says seafood, Yellowfin’s still has all you’re traditional American-style pub favorites, including burgers, chicken wings, homemade buffalo chicken dip and cheesesteak subs.
“We roast the meat here and then we use that for roast beef sandwiches and the cheesesteaks,” said Fallon.
For vegetarians or just for those looking for healthier options, Yellowfin’s provides a great selection of fresh-made salads, but they’re also willing to cater to customers any way they can.
“We’ve got really, really good salads,” said Fallon. “We’re willing to accommodate whatever we can. So far, we’ve been able to cater to everybody and keep everybody happy.”
To go along with the menu, Yellowfin’s offers a full bar and what Fallon says is one of the best craft beer selections in the area.
“We always have rotating four craft beers on draft, a lot of local stuff,” he said. “I’ll never have a beer that’s over five bucks. All the craft beer is five bucks. [I’m] trying to keep it reasonable for everybody.”
Patrons can enjoy any of the menu items either at the completely renovated bar equipped with four big-screen TVs, Touch Tones DJ and all the latest games, or in the re-designed dining room.
“We’re not just a bar; we’re a restaurant, too,” Fallon emphasized. “We’ve got the games. We’ve got all the sports channels. People are pretty stoked on it.”
Fittingly, most of the renovation work for the restaurant — including recycled palette walls and hightop tables and crab-basket light fixtures — was done by local workers, along with Fallon’s family and friends. To show some appreciation for all the help, Yellowfin’s will be implementing a “locals club,” where members who sign up can get happy hour-priced drinks and menu items anytime, to go along with their daily 11-7 happy hour.
Just a few weeks after opening, Fallon said they hadn’t started their daily lunch and dinner specials yet, but they plan to soon. They also plan on NHL specials, a Thursday Night, “Responders Night” for the local first response workers where proceeds from sales of 16-mile First Responders Ale goes to the Fallen Fireman Foundation, and live acoustic entertainment and in-house shuffleboard leagues.
Yellowfin’s website in currently under construction, at www.yellowfinsbarandgrill.com, but look for daily specials and a full menu there when it goes up. Until then, find more information on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
yellowfinsbarandgrill, on Twitter
@yellowfinsbar or on Instagram