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hungry100 Jun 21, 2007 08:14 AM

I've read contradicting reports of the whole Nick's Fish House experience. Is it worth it to eat on the water?

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    hon RE: hungry100 Jun 21, 2007 08:55 AM

    Their food is hit or miss, I had a good shrimp salad once but another time I had fish and chips that smelled like ammonia. I've never had their steamed crabs but they look reheated to me!

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      sweetpotater RE: hungry100 Jun 21, 2007 09:32 AM

      Oh gosh, I thought everything about this place was awful, from the food (nearly every bite of it) to the waitress who dropped a drink right next to me (splash) and the employees who took their time in cleaning up the broken glass.

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        MilliVanilli RE: hungry100 Jun 21, 2007 02:51 PM

        It's fun on a Saturday afternoon when they have live music if you get a table outside. Never had the crabs, but their seafood pastas are pretty good. The fried oyster sandwich, on the other hand, is pathetic.

        1. ko1 RE: hungry100 Jun 21, 2007 05:48 PM

          I went with a large group from the office and it seemed pretty consistently mediocre.

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            hon RE: ko1 Jun 22, 2007 05:55 AM

            That seems to be the consensus. Good place to have a few adult beverages by the water but don't eat there.

          2. Tourettes RE: hungry100 Jun 22, 2007 02:36 PM

            Yeah, I agree with eveyone else. Gross food, bad staff. Just a place for drinks. It also has industrial buildings all around it making the scenery kinda dull.

            1. aussiewonder RE: hungry100 Jun 22, 2007 03:23 PM

              We ate there last Saturday night (wasn't my pickings) and had crabs, steamed shrimp, beer. The place was packed, even for dinner at 9:30pm but we did manage to squeeze in outside. The server was friendly (albeit a bit too friendly), the food was ok (the crabs were heavy and we did get extra lots of extra claws since i complained two of my crabs were missing thiers) but the service wasn't speedy; drinks took too long for a summer's night. I'm not rushing to get back but I have to say, given that everyone i know generally avoids the place i was very surprised to see such a huge crowd and diverse (south balto, fed hill types, boaters, and younger "Bay Cafe" crowd).

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