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Quality Seafood

I have been several times lately and I do not plan to return for dinning. They use their microwaves more than chickens eat bugs. IMHO, the place is good for cheap drinks and cheap seafood...but neither has and quality.

Feb 09, 2013
SLadd in Austin

Clark’s Oyster Bar

Not a gulf oyster in sight...a shame

Dec 25, 2012
SLadd in Austin

Boston Hound coming to townS in February

Agree

Dec 25, 2012
SLadd in Austin

salty sow

Agree
Had reservations for an evening of dining. First impression-good, but when ushered to our table, we went through the first room, out the door to the next room (which looked very pleasant and was quieter), we didn't stop there but we're taken again outside. What-no, no, please give us an inside table. Outside would be nice for casual dining at BBQ joint but not for an evening of dining, especially when not full and we had reservations and not even asked if outside would be alright.
Were promptly seated in very noisy front room where we could not hear each other across the table unless we talked very loudly-hence the noise.
Food:
Drinks-good
Beginnings-Cheese board and green eggs, very good
Etc,Etc-crispy chicken, ok - duck, ugh
Dessert-didn't give them a try
Overall-much to do about nothing

Dec 25, 2012
SLadd in Austin

Oh the places we will go... But am I missing anything?

Well, can't wait to hear more..........am going in Aug (ugh) but the latest update is great!

Jul 10, 2012
SLadd in New Orleans

Overall view of dining scene in Austin

Thanks for post. Yes, I do agree with you, it's just the overall standards seem to be falling.

Mar 11, 2012
SLadd in Austin

Overall view of dining scene in Austin

Folks, what can I say. I've lived here for 12 years. We have eaten out almost weekly since that time at many of the restaurants ever mention in Chowhound. We have raved about Austin food. We have had well executed dishes along with excellent service and ambiance in the same restaurant. Then we've had at least one of each in other places. One can really run the gambit from trailer food to high-end indulgences.
But, as of the last couple of years, I am beginning to become more and more disappointed with the food and service; more especially of the $$-$$$ restaurants. Just last night, we decided to try Siena since we had not been there in several months. Of course, the Boar is great, but everything else left us wanting. The risotto was no better than one from a box...really! We watched the service staff give back massages in front of the cooking window...lordy, lordy!
No long ago we ate at Jeffery's...had to send dishes back and service was lacking. When I pay $150+ for a meal for two...I expect to walk away very satisfied with service and quality of food.
Folks, I'm just not finding great food. No, I have yet to try Congress or Parkside.
I know that the economy is tight, but I could do with smaller dishes than with ones that I can cook better at home. And really, classic spaghetti carbonara, how simple a dish...eggs, pasta, cheeses and pancetta--how easy is that--can't find a good one.
Hope I didn't upset you guys too much...I love Austin, but I am really getting more and more disappointed and stay home more and more.

Mar 11, 2012
SLadd in Austin

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport - where breakfast and dinner?

Reading your post and we are flying into Shy Harbor around 8AM. Will take your suggestion and give Over Easy a try..but don't know which location? Will 8:30 am be too late? Thanks

Dec 31, 2011
SLadd in Phoenix

Places to eat just west of Ft. Lauderdale

Will be in Weston, so would like to know some places close to that area so don't have to go all the way into Ft. Lauderdale....lunch and dinner...seafood and Italian. Any help?

Sep 11, 2011
SLadd in Florida

Good Food-Weston area

No one eats in the Weston area?

Sep 05, 2011
SLadd in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Good Food-Weston area

Will be staying in Weston and don't care to go to Ft. Lauderdale for each meal. Would like suggestions on good food that is not particularity a chain...lunch and dinner. Thanks

Sep 04, 2011
SLadd in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Favorite Austin Desserts?

Chocolate sack at Trulucks

Jul 29, 2011
SLadd in Austin

Where do you buy your steaks (uncooked)?

Stuffed Cajun Meat Market on RR 620....aged beef..........

May 04, 2011
SLadd in Austin

David Bull's Congress is open

Is Le Bernardin a chef or restaurant?

May 03, 2011
SLadd in Austin

Best Ceasar Salad in Austin?

II would like answer to this post also.

May 03, 2011
SLadd in Austin

SEAFOOD IN AUSTIN??

Terrible food at Capt. Benny's

May 03, 2011
SLadd in Austin

Rank Your Favorite Seafoods (Fish haters and lovers of Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks need not apply.)

Really, the Gulf is really, really big.............huge
And I just had oysters at Pappas in Houston for $6.95 a doz. They are soooo good.

Dec 05, 2010
SLadd in General Topics

Oysters

Do know what you mean about the 'oyster crawl' in NO. I do that whenever I'm there and the oysters are in season. Thanks for the info.........

Dec 05, 2010
SLadd in Houston

Crab Place - on the Ship Channel 30 yrs ago

Oh, I do remember going to the Athens Bar when I was young and dumb. It was a great time there. Really a place to party, but one always went with another couple...and, Shanghai Red's was so perfect for watching the ships and it did have good food. Jimmie Walkers was also perfect for watching the pleasure boats coming and going. Ah, the boardwalk before Ferttia.
Did make the Jacinto Inn.
Someone below spoke of Jamail's...used to go there cause they had a coke machine that was $.10 forever. Do miss the good ole days of Houston.

Dec 05, 2010
SLadd in Houston

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

$6.95 this year

Dec 04, 2010
SLadd in Austin

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

that was interesting

Dec 04, 2010
SLadd in Austin

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

I spoke with Pappadeaux yesterday and they have received their fresh Gluf Coast oysters...$6.95 a dozen. and, Yes, they are good.

Dec 04, 2010
SLadd in Austin

Looking for lunch between Austin and Houston

We are going to Houston via Hwy 71 and I10...any suggestions for something good?

Dec 04, 2010
SLadd in Austin

Oysters

Any place for unpasteurized fresh gulf oysters on the half shell between Houston and Galveston?

Nov 24, 2010
SLadd in Houston

Cooper's BBQ, Llano

I think the chicken is some of best I have ever had...can't really say much for the ribs.

Nov 24, 2010
SLadd in Texas

Driving across TX- Shreveport, LA to Dallas on I-20, then 287 to Amarillo.

Country Tavern
Texas 31 & FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75662
has been voted one of the BBQ places in TX. I've been there and I 2nd that vote. It's just a drop south of *20 and very well worth the detour.

Nov 24, 2010
SLadd in Texas

Oysters in Galveston

Is it possible to get unpasteurized fresh gulf oysters on the half shell in a restaurant in Galveston?

Nov 24, 2010
SLadd in Texas

Breakfast-Lake Travis area??

Tried Nobel Pig the other day. I think it is great for some new and different foods. I ordered a pulled pork & coldslaw sandwich and it was wonderful. Haven't tried breakfast yet. Terrible location.

Nov 09, 2010
SLadd in Austin

best bakery for a birthday cake?

I second.

Nov 09, 2010
SLadd in Austin

Fried Catfish

Amen, guess I'll go to LA or MS

Nov 09, 2010
SLadd in Austin