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Where can I find good fried oysters?

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My dad and sister are visiting me from Indiana and my dad mentioned wanting some fried oysters. I have never eaten oysters, so I dont know what good oysters would be. I don't want to go to an expensive, fancy place. My dad is just a simple man and prefers to eat at casual restaurants. I live in the Palms area and would be willing to drive for a good seafood place.

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  1. I was going to mention AOC for their fried oysters, but it hardly counts as a casual restaurant.

    1. Sushi Go 55. Haru Ulala. Uncle Darrow's. In that order.

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      1. re: HPLsauce

        Yes, Uncle Darrow's is just the ticket for folks from Indiana. Good oysters, casual (very much so) and close to you.

        1. re: mc michael

          Even better is Creole Chef in the Baldwin Hills Mall... cute little take out stand at the outter edge of the mall. Blow UD out of the water...

          --Dommy!

          1. re: mc michael

            I like Uncle Darrow's also. I get the Bayou Classic which is a fried Oyster & Shrimp Po Boy. The mix breaks it up otherwise it is a sandwich of too much of one or the other. The mixed Bayou Classic is like the best of both worlds. They do have a Oyster Supper but only on Fri, Sat and Sun. The Peach Cobbler is worth a try also. Looks like a little place from the street (hard to spot) but once you are inside it seems bigger. There is also a small area out back with tables. You can park in the rear.

            2560 South Lincoln Blvd. (N/E corner of Washington & Lincoln Blvd.
            Marina Del Rey, CA
            (310) 306-4862
            http://uncledarrows.com/locations.html

            Monday-Thursday 11am – 9pm
            Friday 11am - 10pm
            Saturday 7am - 10pm
            Sunday 7am - 9 pm

        2. too bad ur not in east side of the town....little japanese place here that has great fried oyster :)

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          1. re: rickym13

            And the name of that place would be ?

            1. re: Burger Boy

              saga is the name of this tiny japanese restaurant which has great fried oyster dinner, fried seafood dinner (fish/oyster/shrimp/squid) and hire katsu dinner sets.
              the dinner is not too cheap @ $15+/- but you do get few things besides the main..such as chawan mushi, small starter, edamame,ice cream.

              1. re: rickym13

                Does this appear to be the one you are rec'ing?

                Saga Restaurant
                625 S Serrano Avenue - Los Angeles, CA
                213-388-0777

                1. re: tony michaels

                  thats not the one:

                  saga japanese cuisine
                  122 S Atlantic
                  Monterey Park, CA 91754
                  (626) 282-9829

                  1. re: rickym13

                    Thanks for setting the record straight.

          2. The Gumbo Pot at the Fairfax Farmers Market serves them with a really good remulade. I think the seafood restaurant on the east end of the market has them as well.

            1. How about King's Fish House? I've never had their fried oysters, but I have had other fried items there (e.g., a scallop po' boy -- mmmmmm) and they do a fine job with them. And they do a fine job, also, with fresh oysters -- generally about 8 varieties, varying from day to day. So I suspect that they do a pretty good job with fried oysters as well ($14.95, served with fries and slaw). Here's a link to their locations; my guess is that Calabasas is probably most convenient to you in Palms. http://www.kingsfishhouse.com/locatio...