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May 8, 2007 06:19 PM

Dry Dock at Canary Nest - Anyone tried it?

My 86 year old mother in law loves fried shrimp and lives in the vicinity of this place. She can't travel too far so I wondering if anyone has had a chance to try this place for lunch, particularly the fried shrimp but all input is appreciated.

Also, I was unable to find the exact address on a google search. Can anyone help with this, as well... don't need the exact address but which corner - NW, SW, etc.


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  1. I haven't been either, but I can tell you it's at the SW corner of Burnet & Koenig.

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    1. re: gilintx

      It's in the place that used to be Romeo's then it was an asian themed place that used to be something else. Cursed location IMO.

      Don't forget Top Notch just up the road has fried shrimp (never been there personally).

      Also, this is a karaoke bar, unless your MIL is different from most I don't know that the atmosphere will be appropriate?!

      Of course Frisco is right across the street but alas, no shrimp.

      1. re: chucklesmcfarland

        I've been twice to Canary('s) Nest, and have been disappointed both times. The gumbo is similar to nothern "gumbo" withought roux - basically chicken stock with veggies. Each time, I was charged more than promised for happy hour prices. Not sure what they are trying to do, but it doesn't work for me. Too bad, because we coudn've used a better happy hour place up here.

        1. re: rudeboy43

          I've been to the Canary Nest several times, and I thought their happy hour was pretty reasonable. $2.75 domestic pints isn't too shabby, and during the week between 5 and 9pm they have food specials and $5 specials on certain pitchers. They actually gave me the recipe for the gumbo, and they do use roux with crab and shrimp. The fried shrimp is really good too, and they don't start their karaoke until 8:30. I recommend you bring your mother-in-law in to try it.

          1. re: rudeboy43

            No need to be disappointed again ... there's a For Lease sign outside now. I think this is one of those locations that is 'destined to fail', rather like the place on W 6th (now Maiko?) or the sandwich joint at Barton Springs and Dawson. Maybe we should have a new thread on 'destined to fail' locations? Might be useful for budding culinary entrepreneurs.