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Seafood Restaurant (with oysters)- San Diego

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imafattyfoodie Aug 29, 2007 12:37 PM

Does anyone know of a good place (not too expensive, maybe around $20-25 pp) that has good seafood and oysters as well? there will be about 10-15 people in my party. I'm thinking anywhere in downtown, clairemont, mission, fashion area?

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    littlestevie RE: imafattyfoodie Aug 29, 2007 02:25 PM

    Either King's Fish House in mission valley or The Fish Market down by Seaport village should fit the bill. The price is about right and both can accomidate parties of your size. They both have a good selection of oysters, TFM usually 4-5 choices and KFH about 6. Though at the end of the summer they may be a bit more limited due to higher water temps. I eat at both but I just frequent the north county locations, I would assume that their food is oretty consistent from location to location.

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      jturtle RE: imafattyfoodie Aug 29, 2007 02:33 PM

      I have found the oysters at the Fish Market Downtown to be somewhat inconsistent and often are not cold enough. My favorite is Oceanaire Downtown. During Padres season they have a $30 3 course menu. Their portions are extremely large and can be shared. They also have an oyster happy hour from 5-6 M-F.

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        imafattyfoodie RE: imafattyfoodie Aug 29, 2007 03:18 PM

        i forgot to mention that this dinner will be for this saturday night.

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          Cathy RE: imafattyfoodie Aug 29, 2007 03:36 PM

          Labor Day weekend. Call *any* place and see if they have an opening for that many. It is Wednesday night already...good God.

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            jturtle RE: Cathy Aug 29, 2007 03:46 PM

            That is sort of what I was thinking...
            But you never know--maybe people are thinking about BBQing instead?

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              Cathy RE: jturtle Aug 29, 2007 03:49 PM

              Tourists...lots of them...

              BBQ on Monday for me.

              Although if it is this hot, I am not cooking indoors on any day :)

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          daantaat RE: imafattyfoodie Aug 29, 2007 09:27 PM

          Oceanaire has the best selection (roughly 12-13 types) and quality. They have a $1 oyster happy hour and for those who aren't into oysters, the rest of the menu is really good. Their Oceanaire hash browns are very tasty and easily feeds 4-6 people.

          King's Fish House is ok for oysters. The rest of the menu is ok, edible but won't blow your mind.

          Be careful with which oysters you eat. There was a warning on oysters from the Pacific Northwest about 2 wks ago.

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            MrKrispy RE: imafattyfoodie Aug 30, 2007 12:44 AM

            if you are going for seafood, I third Oceanaire. For some reason most seafood restaurants in SD have pretty poor execution and high prices. Oceanaire is priced like most other seafood restaurants but have a great menu and great selection. The oyster bar is too small for your party but you can still get them at your table. You best call right away!

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