French Market Grille
425 Highland Ave., Augusta
One of the most popular restaurants in Augusta year-round is owned by local fixtures Chuck and Gail Baldwin. You can’t go wrong with anything on this menu, but be warned: the barbequed shrimp is really spicy. Save room for one of their award-winning desserts and try a martini served in a Mason jar.
French Market Grille West
360 Fury’s Ferry Rd., Martinez
What started as an offshoot of French Market Grille in Surrey Center has turned into a restaurant with an ownership and vibe all its own. The Cajun-Creole food is still the best in town, though, and Tuesday’s crab leg special remains a local favorite.