Worth the Drive: Frankfort's Dancing Marlin a True Experience August 22, 2013 Here on South of I-80 I like to talk about the wonderful places that exist in the far South Suburbs. While it may be a bit out of your way, these places are definitely worth the drive. A new restaurant has opened on LaGrange Road in Frankfort called Dancing Marlin. Owned by two local entrepreneurs and foodies, this restaurant is definitely top notch and is definitely a true experience. My friend, Emily and her mother, Kathy of Quilting! Sewing! Creating! fame invited me to join them for a Yelp! event at Dancing Marlin to check out this fabulous new addition to our neck of the woods. When I walked in, I was immediately taken with the simple and rustic decor. After talking to the owner I learned that much of the decor in the restaurant is reclaimed from all over the country. I adored that Dancing Marlin made green choices when designing the space. As gorgeous as the decor was, let's get down to the food shall we? Dancing Marlin is a small plate concept restaurant, so all the dishes are made to share so that you can try as many different things as you want. I was with a group of four ladies and we each tried and shared eight dishes. Every single one was amazing. My absolute favorite was the goat cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms served with green tomatoes. Wait, wait, ok this time I mean it. These cheddar bites with apple butter were my favorite. There is nothing better than a new twist on an old favorite like fruit and cheese. Did I mention the cocktails? All of Dancing Marlin's wines and cocktails are available on tap. That's right, any drink you want is ready to go. Also, because they are on tap that means less waste, another green choice. And the desserts are phenomenal. Because I was able to attend the YELP! event we got a little taste of a few desserts. The doughnut was so delicious and filled with chocolate. It was especially good dipped in the coffee cream like mousse. The carrot cake a perfect and surprisingly light. This place is definitely a great choice for a girls night out or a couples night. The atmosphere is chic and relaxed which is perfect for hours of conversation, and the food will make you want to keep sampling all night long. I am planning my next visit now. For more information about Dancing Marlin visit the website or Facebook page. Dancing Marlin is absolutely worth the drive.