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Fish City Grill coming to San Antonio

HollyDolly Aug 25, 2006 02:46 PM

I saw in the San Antonio Express News last week where a restaraunt called Fish City Grill was coming to town.
I looked them up and they are from Dallas.Has anyone here eaten at one and are they any good?

  1. Scagnetti Aug 25, 2006 04:30 PM

    Yes, a Fish City Grill is a good addition to any restaurant scene. The food is fresh, fairly priced, and I've never had bad service in one. My only complaint is it can get pretty crowded even in the off hours.

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      amazinc Aug 25, 2006 05:56 PM

      I missed this announcement. Where will they be located? I'd love to see another "fish place" in San Antonio.

      Hope they are successful.

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        HollyDolly Aug 25, 2006 06:53 PM

        They are going to be on US281 North, and Henderson Pass,over in the area of HEB and Barnes and Nobles.I don't have the newspaper write up from last week Wensday's food section.
        They do have a website,so the exact address maybe listed on there.

        1. zorra Aug 26, 2006 02:34 AM

          I like it! I've been to the one in Sugar Land once, and would go again. The food is fresh and they have interesting options other than just fried stuff (although the fried stuff was quite good--I don't usually like calamari because it's like rubber bands, but theirs was very tender). The one here is fairly small, so if they are all built by that plan, they probably do get pretty crowded at peak times.
          Some of the prices are great; they have an ample fried shrimp basket with good waffle fries for something like $5.50.

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            Kirk Aug 26, 2006 02:40 AM

            I really like Fish City Grill's fish taco. They are not "authentic" Baja fish tacos -- the fish is a mild white-fleshed fish, maybe (shudder) tilapia, battered and fried -- but the taste and texture are great.

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              EdLagniappe Aug 30, 2006 02:57 PM

              It's YOUR fault! I went to Fish City Grill yesterday.

              Had the Thai Chili Oysters (6) for $7 ... they are marvelous! Can't recommend them highly enough.

              Also had the Oyster PoBoy ... ok ... I was in an oyster mood!
              a handful of breaded, fried oysters on a fresh poboy bun, w/ fresh lettuce, sliced cherry tomatoes & russian dressing. Nothing phenomenal ... but simple & the flavors were very balanced.

              It only has about 110 seats ... so I can't imagine it at dinnertime ... but for lunch, it was only 1/3 full. Had at 6-8 "specials" on the blackboard ... and another 4-5 on a blackboard at the entry.

              With iced tea & a generous tip to Charles, I dropped an even $20.

              I'll definitely be back. Great place for dinner when shopping there, or when going to a movie or going ice skating (or curling!).

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              1. re: EdLagniappe
                Kirk Aug 30, 2006 03:47 PM

                You're supposed to have poutine and beaver tails after curling! Don't know of anywhere in SAT that serves those, though...

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                  EdLagniappe Sep 5, 2006 02:08 PM

                  Well ... pretty sure I have the recipes :-)

                  I dunno about curling here ... all the guys laugh at my old straw curling broom (sniffle) ... think I'll just go have a Molsen.

              2. vktp Aug 31, 2006 02:11 AM

                Another bonus is that you have any fish they have in-house prepared to order. So if you have health-conscious friends: fish, no butter, no oil with fresh steamed veggies. Delicious and low calorie. Or you can just stick with the fried shrimp, which are excellent as well.

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                  fatguy Sep 12, 2006 03:57 AM

                  Had to try them after reading all the reviews. My take is mixed. I ordered the crab cake for an app it was very tasty and had chunks of crab meat rather than minced which led to a good texture as well. Golden on the outside and moist and juicy within. I also ordered a fish taco and substituted tilapia for $1.50 more. I asked for it grilled it came out fried. the ratio of fish to filling was about 1/4. portions were large. service was good. I would try them again.

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                    shauben2007 Oct 6, 2006 03:20 PM

                    Express News has a review @ http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertain...

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                      HollyDolly Oct 6, 2006 04:47 PM

                      Thanks for the review link.I'll have to check out their location at US281 and 1604.lot of places out there recently.

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