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Some of The Grille’s team outside on the new patio area.

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The Grille at Trident Marina

We're happy to announce that The Grille is back- new and improved!

Trident Marina has been a staple on Smith Lake for many successful years. Their restaurant, The Grille at Trident Marina, was key in guiding the transition from just a place to dock your boat into a prime spot for gathering after a day out on the water. Although small, The Grille was a fan favorite, featuring delicious meals, spectacular views, and the convenience of having two ways to enter: by land or by boat! The restaurant closed down for remodeling this past year, and on May 28th, it opened back up, revamped, and ready to host!

The general manager of The Grille, Jonathan Scoggins, has previously worked as executive chef at the Hoover Country Club, U.S. Foods, and the Riverchase Country Club. His style of cuisine can be described as traditional Southern food skirting on the edge of gourmet. Under his care, The Grille’s menu has expanded, adding soon-to-be staples and new sides! Previous guests and lovers of the original menu— don’t fret! The Grille’s go-tos, such as the Summer Sunset salad, Jalapeño Ranch Fish Tacos, and the Po-Boy, will still be on the menu, but will be joined by a new wave of options! Try the brand-new Southwestern Black Bean Wrap, Dill Pickle Fries, or the Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp! 

Looking for more than phenomenal food? The Grille is also providing weekly summer events to keep your weekends rolling! They currently host a concert series each Saturday! Jeff Tolbert, the owner of Trident, has always strived to use his business to enhance the community around it. Knowing that creating a hotspot for lake-goers can pose certain hazards, he has graciously built a storm shelter with enough room inside to fit customers and locals living on the lake. With The Grille making a glorious comeback, the Trident Marina once again bustling with happy and hungry guests wanting tasty food, a seat with a beautiful view, and a drink in their hand as they enjoy good company. 

  • General Manager Jonathan Scoggins.
  • The Grille— gorgeous and spacious!
  • Some of The Grille’s team outside on the new patio area.
  • Updated and extended menu includes long-time favorites and new dishes.
  • Jeff Tolbert, owner of Trident Marina, The Grille and Trident Marina on Lay Lake.
  • A personal favorite! Drinks and dining with a perfect Smith Lake view!