Quick, what’s a good way to save money when on a budget? Many of you will say: Spend less on lunch. But let’s face it: Five lunch splurges a week can add up mighty quick.

The most common benchmark used to avoid overspending on a midday meal? The tried-and-true $5 rule. It seems an unwritten law for many: You just shouldn’t have to pay more than five bucks for lunch.

These days, of course, it’s next to impossible to do without ordering into a speaker box or bringing a brown bag from home. So if you’ve had all you can stand of warmed-over burgers and leftover casserole, check out Yoli’s Seafood & Grill.

There you can choose from a list of fresh, flavorful lunch specials, such as shrimp Orleans, baked salmon Alfredo or blackened snapper, shown below, all priced at $5.25.

A bit over the magic number, we realize, but if you can find just a couple extra quarters – think car seats, yesterday’s pants pockets or the office kitty (just kidding) – it’s sure to be worth it.

Yoli’s also serves fresh seafood at reasonable prices for dinner, with a nice-size bar and daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m.

YOLI’S SEAFOOD & GRILL

9220 Skillman, Suite 124

214-341-3533

Hours:

Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sat 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sun 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Blackened Snapper

6 pieces snapper

4 oz. shredded iceberg lettuce

Lemon wedges

Unsalted butter

Cajun spices

Chopped green onions

Heat an iron skillet. Brush unsalted butter and cajun spices on one side of fish. Cook in hot iron skillet until done. Place blackened snappers on a bed of shredded lettuce on serving plate and garnish with green onions and lemon wedges. Serve with dirty rice, fried potatoes and onions or cole slaw.