Indulge Your Nostalgia and Taste Buds at Cowgirl Seahorse

Indulge Your Nostalgia and Taste Buds at Cowgirl Seahorse

I went to college in Lower Manhattan so by the time I graduated, I had grown bored with most of the restaurants in that area. Cowgirl Seahorse, located near the South Street Seaport, is one of few exceptions. It was one of my favorites as an undergrad and has remained one since.

The restaurant’s beach-town tourist trap décor isn’t the only thing that’s kitsch about Cowgirl Seahorse. I’ve tried a wide variety of the food they offer—from chicken-fried chicken to Cap’n Crunch™-crusted french toast—and all of it has been a delicious improvement on retro southern dishes. To accompany your meal, their drinks menu features wine, beer, frozen margaritas and specialty cocktails. Most are served in mason jars, adorned with seahorse-shaped cocktail stirrers and tiny plastic mermaids hanging off the rim.

 A few years ago, during the holidays, I ate one of my favorite meals at Cowgirl Seahorse. Their seasonal menu’s self-proclaimed theme was “White Trash Christmas” and the restaurant was decorated with holiday lights and PBR cans, hanging from the ceiling. I ordered Dr. Pepper-glazed ham with a side of sweet potato tots. For dessert, my friend and I split a bowl of ice cream shaped to resemble a baked potato, complete with a pat of butter on top.

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