Pretty much the last thing you think – thankfully – when you enter Mignonette is: gas station. But it turns out that this slick little Edgewater eatery was built in a fully transformed 1937 gas station. The intended vibe here is Old Florida-meets-New Orleans, and while the airy (albeit tiny) setting is just that, I daresay hungry guests will be more focused on devouring the heaps of fresh seafood that grace Mignonette’s menu.

We could prattle on about the epic seafood tower chock full of oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, and crab cocktail, or the refreshing daily crudo, a rotating dish of raw fish prepared with chiles, salt, citrus, and olive oil. Of course, we could also drone on about the tasty seafood entrees, like the crispy skin snapper or the enormous, moist scallops.

But let’s face it — you clicked on the article to find out about Mignonette’s happy little secret.

In a word — ok, in two words — it’s happy hour.

Mignonette is brilliant at any hour of the day, but I have a soft spot for a good happy hour special, and Mignonette brings it in spades. From 5:30 pm – 7 pm Monday through Friday Mignonette dishes up $2 house oysters, $1 house clams, and discounted small plates like peel and eat Florida shrimp, steamed middleneck clams, lobster deviled eggs, and egg salad and caviar toasts. YUM.

Of course, you’re also here to drink, right? A selection of $7 wines (try the rose!) and $4 craft beer is also available.