Happy Hour Spotlight: Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill | 6150 Rockside Pl | Independence, OH

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Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior—the inside of Bonefish Grill is actually quite nice. The restaurant’s atmosphere can be described as comfortable with a touch of class. Warm lighting, candelit booths and tables, and a modern bar set the mood, making Bonefish an enjoyable spot to eat and drink. Even better is its central location, off Rockside Road at I-77 and I-480 in Independence. It’s a short drive from most locales in Northeast Ohio.

Food and Drink
While not as extensive as others I’ve highlighted, don’t write off Bonefish’s happy hour. Let’s start with the food, which is more appetizer than main meal. (Each dish is priced at $6 so I’m not complaining.) Diners have their choice of cod or beef sliders, broccoli bites, shrimp toast, calamari and loaded fries. I’ve had both kinds of sliders and was thoroughly impressed. An added bonus … guests are given bread and olive oil.

The stars of this happy hour are the drinks. The menu features a solid selection of $5 handcrafted martinis and cocktails that are simply delicious. These include a tropical tiki martini, a blueberry lemon drop, fresh margaritas and a raspberry vodka Collins. Six dollar spirits—featuring Absolut, Tito’s, Bacardi, Dewar’s, Jack Daniel’s, Maker’s Mark and New Amsterdam—are tough to resist. As if this weren’t enough, Bonefish’s happy hour offers $4 house wines and $1 off select draft beers.

One of the happy hour stars—the blueberry lemon drop.
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Bonefish’s happy hour, available anywhere in the restaurant, is offered seven days a week from 4 – 6:30 p.m. The staff is knowledgeable, professional and accommodating. Located by Outback Steakhouse and the Holiday Inn, Bonefish is visible from the highway and Rockside Road, but it’s easy to miss the entrance—just remember to turn into the lot with the Holiday Inn sign and you’ll be fine!

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Rating Scale & Verdict
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🍷 🍷 🍷 1/2 There’s a lot to like about Bonefish’s happy hour. It’s offered seven days a week. It’s available anywhere in the restaurant. The drink selection is outstanding. And chances are that it’s just a short drive from wherever you’re located. Cheers!

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