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  • scunge Apr 24, 2006 06:41 AM
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Any info on an old favorite Lundy's, is it still there? and is it any good?............any favorite dishes orspecial deals?????

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    Peter Cherches

    I often went to the original as a kid. I went to the reincarnation shortly after it opened. Awful! A corporate/theme park capitalization on the name, location and nostalgia. Nothing to do with the original qualitywise.

    Link: http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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    1. re: Peter Cherches

      Thanks for the info

    2. For classic food on Emmons, see right below - Randazzo's Clam Bar. Get the scungilli, calamari, shrimp or anything with hot sauce.

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        Peter Cherches

        Yes, but we're talking a completely different cuisine than the classic Lundy's menu. Back in the day, Sheepshead Bay had excellent choices in the American seafood palace department, with Lundy's, Tappan's & Hamilton House.

        1. re: Peter Cherches

          Don't forget Pappas.

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            Bruce Tuchman

            Was Captain Walters on Emmons at Ocean or at Nostrand? Where was Pappas's?

            Link: http://www.brooklyncigars.com

      2. simply horrible. went a year ago with my 10 year old daughter (who loves seafood) and she hated it also. the fish wasn't fresh...the steamers were gritty and awful. i will never go back.

        1. lundy's was on the news recently because it filed bankruptcy and some employees weren't being paid... think it was last week? i imagine it can't be great if it's in the situation it's in now.

          1. We walked by LUNDY'S on our way to RANDAZZO'S the other night.
            Shocked! It was dark and had closed by order of the Board of Health signs posted on windows and doors.
            What a shame. I loved LUNDY'S . My whole family would drive out there most Sunday afternoons when we were in the City. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere exciting, the service chaotic. But the extraordinary hot biscuits, chowder,shrimp and lobster, not to mention the huckleberry pie made up for everything.

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            1. re: Fleur

              Now would be the time to convert LUNDY's into a great destination BEER GARDEN/BREW-PUB, complete with communal copper-top tables, excellent bratwursts and fries and lots of widescreen TVs. Would make huge impact and be good competition for Applebee's.

              Someone with vision (and a few shekels) could thrive in that altogether gorgeous and historic hall.

              1. re: Mike R.

                I really hope a greedy developer does not come in and turn that space into another ugly, monsterous condo! The area is so saturated with them. I agree, a good beer garden would be a much needed addition to the neighborhood.

                1. re: Tommy T

                  Everybody has the right idea. I'd like to see a stellar restaurant open in its place. Hopefully the property doesn't fall victim to overdevelopment and become condominiums. A seafood theme would seem apropos.

                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                    Watch out what you wish for...Arthur Treacher or Long John Silver could be eyeballing the space as we speak.

                    Seafood?...there's Randazzo's to fill the void very nicely and not as pricely, thank you...and while Lundy's may have served its last Shore Dinner, there's no reason why fish in some form couldn't be integrated into the next incarnation.

                    Just a thought here, but what would Brooklynites say if the same folks at the end of City Island were to take over?

                    Surprised they haven't already.

                    1. re: Mike R.

                      From what I've heard City Island seafood isn't exactly what it used to be, so that idea wouldn’t make much sense IMO. Arthur Treachers - I hope you’re kidding? They used to be one in Sheepshead Bay over two decades ago – goodbye & good riddance.

                      1. re: MShapiro

                        Arthur Treacher's has retrenched a bit from its' heyday but it's still lurking out there. Long John's is a major national player and I actually know people who LONG for the flavor...'cause it's where they know in Florida!

                        Look, if Applebee's can open up just blocks away and be mobbed as a Sheepshead "destination" spot, then anything is possible.

                        And look at the fish they serve!

                      2. re: Mike R.

                        From what I've heard City Island seafood isn't exactly what it used to be, so that idea wouldn’t make much sense IMO. Arthur Treachers - I hope you’re kidding? They used to be one in Sheepshead Bay over two decades ago – goodbye & good riddance.

                        1. re: Mike R.

                          Stick to seafood there. It's the lure. You're near water, eat seafood. When in Omaha or Texas, have steak. When in Sheepshead Bay, have seafood.

                2. Lundys is open. I live in the neighborhood and its food is OK, nothing special. It really seeems to rely on its name and not its kitchen.

                  Good raw bar however.