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Brass Monkey

Brass MonkeyAddress:
709 Gulf Way, Suite 200
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

located on Historic 8th Avenue

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A classy, yet casual fine dining experience with a varied menu of seafood and other items; full liquor bar. Only a short five-minute stroll from "Inn On The Beach", no car required; The Brass Monkey achieves uncompromised and superior food quality, service, value and consistency in a classy, yet casual dining atmosphere. All of our menu items are prepared in-house with the highest quality ingredients and painstaking attention to detail and freshness, all offered at a reasonable price. We are proud to say: "We overlook nothing but the Gulf!"


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Brass Monkey logoMONKEY WINGS (10) 6.95 (30) 20.95 (20) 12.95 (40) 27.95 (50) 39.50 Extra blue cheese & celery available for 95¢ Only one flavor per order please.

Served with blue cheese & celery. Choose from 7great flavors: Mild Wings: A sweet and hot creation. Hot Wings Red Ass: Bathroom that away Honey BBQ: Figure it out yourself. Flying Monkey Wings: House mix of herbs & spices that'll make you yell for more. Oriental: Teriyaki, ginger & garlic blend. "Old Bay": Chesapeake Bay style. Nude Wings: No swimsuit needed.

STARTERS Monkey Balls -Just Kidding!

5 Onion Soup 4.95 A hearty mix of beef and vegetable stocks with leeks, garlic, shallots, yellow and red onions topped with a crouton and Gruyere cheese and finished under the broiler.

Maryland Crab 4.95 A spicy mixture of fresh summer vegetables, crab stock, pepper and jumbo lump meat.

Gazpacho 4.95 Chilled spicy tomato broth with diced fresh vegetables, topped with a dollop of sour cream.

SALADS "Our House" 4.95 A blend of leaf lettuces, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and crouton served with our own tarragon brandy vinaigrette.

Signature Steak Salad 12.95 Your choice of house or caesar salad topped with tender grilled steak tips and crumbled blue cheese.

Grilled Chicken Salad 8.95 A 6 oz. Char grilled chicken breast served over your choice of caesar or house salads.

Caesar 5.95 Hearts of romaine, toasted garlic croutons and shredded fresh Parmesan cheese tossed with our homemade dressing.

Blackened Tuna Salad 12.95 Your choice of our house or ceasar salad topped with 8oz. Ahi Tuna blackened & served to your liking.

Combo Salad 11.95 Our house salad topped with tuna salad and chicken salads.

SEAFOOD ENTREES Served after 4 p.m All entrees are served with hot rolls, vegetable and starch du jour. * Add a side salad 1.95

Crab Cakes (1) 15.50 (2) 22.95 Authentic Maryland style jumbo lump crab cakes. "All Killer, No Filler!" Served broiled or fried with home made remoulade.

10.95: Mini versions of our famous jumbo lump Maryland crabcakes. Broiled & served with homemade remoulade.

Jerk Chicken 6.95 Tender Strips of boneless chicken breast marinated in our own jerk spices. Served with Caribbean dipping sauce.

Chicken Fingers 5.95 Lightly breaded chicken tenders fried golden brown and served with honey mustard sauce.

Jack Daniels BBQ Shrimp 9.95 Wrapped in bacon, basted with BBQ and topped with provolone.

Stuffed Mushroom Caps 10.95 Silver dollar mushrooms stuffed with lump crab meat and topped with imperial sauce.

Crab Dip 9.95 Our home made blend of crabmeat and cheese baked to perfection. Served with crackers.

Mozzarella Stix 5.95 Five beer battered sticks served with pizza sauce.

Fried Shrimp 7.95 Three colossal butterflied shrimp hand-breaded and fried golden brown.

Crab Pretzel 9.95 Jumbo soft pretzel covered with crab dip and topped with cheddar cheese and baked. -Delicious!

Basket of Fries 4.25

Loaded Fries 5.95 Toppedwith cajun seasoning, cheddar cheese and bacon. Served with Ranch.

Steamed Shrimp ½ lb. 9.95 Lb. 15.95 Colossal shrimp steamed with onions & "Old Bay,"

Shrimp Cocktail 9.95 Colossal shrimp served with lemon and cocktail sauce.

Steamed Clams Doz. 9.95 (50) 39.95 "Little Neck" clams steamed in garlic white wine, olive oil, butter, diced tomatoes, cilantro and chorizo. Served with bread.

Mussels Steamed in white wine and provincial sauce. Served with bread.

SOUPS Cream of Crab 4.95 Best at the Beach!

Crab Imperial 20.95 Jumbo Lump crab meat baked with our creamy imperial sauce.

Salmon 17.95 Pesto Encrusted. Broiled with scallops in a lemon garlic beurre blanc.

Flounder Annapolis 18.95 Filet stuffed with jumbo lump imperial and baked.

Tuna 18.95 8 oz. Seared blackened Ahi cooked to your taste. Drizzled with caribbean glaze.

Fried Shrimp 16.95 Five colossal butterflied shrimp hand-breaded and fried golden brown.

Scallops Au Gratin 17.95 Jumbo sea scallops in a buttercream parmesan casserole. Baked with parmesan and cheddar cheeses and topped with bread crumbs.

Stuffed Shrimp 21.95 Two colossal shrimp stuffed with lump crab meat and topped with imperial sauce.

Shrimp Scampi 17.95 Jumbo Shrimp sautéed with lemon, butter & white wine.

MEATS & POULTRY NY Strip 21.95 12 oz. Char grilled to your taste.

Chicken Piccata 14.95 Chicken Breast sauteed in butter with lemon, white wine and capers.

Chicken Chesapeake 17.95 Sautéed boneless breast stuffed with lump crab meat and topped with imperial sauce.

Chicken Marsala 15.95 Sautéed in butter with shallots and mushrooms. Finished with Marsala wine and demi glace.

Vegetables Primavera 13.95 Mixed vegetables sautéed in a provincial sauce and served over rice.

What is a Brass Monkey?

In the heyday of the Sailing ship, every ship had to have a cannon for protection.  Cannon of the times required round iron cannon balls.  The master wanted to store the cannonballs such that they could be of instant use when needed, yet not roll around the gun deck.

The solution was to stack them in a square-based pyramid next to the cannon.  The top level of the stack had one ball, the next level down had four, the next had nine, the next had 16, and so on.  Four levels would provide a stack of 30 cannonballs.

The only real problem was how to keep the bottom level from sliding out from under the weight of the higher levels.  To do this, they devised a small plate ("monkey") with one rounded indentation for each cannonball in the bottom layer.

When iron was used to make this plate ("monkey") the cannonballs would rust to the plate.  As a result, these plates were made of brass to prevent this problem-thus the "brass monkey".

'Cold Enough To Freeze The Balls Off A Brass Monkey." When the temperature falls, brass contracts in size faster than iron.  As it got cold on the gun decks, the indentations in the brass monkey would get smaller than the iron cannonballs they were holding.  If the temperature got cold enough, the bottom layer would pop out of the indentations spilling the entire pyramid over the deck. Thus it was, quite literally, "COLD ENOUGH TO FREEZE THE BALLS OFF A BRASS MONKEY."  And all this time some of you thought we were talking dirty!!!

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