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Apr 16, 2008 02:04 PM

Sailors Seafood & Oyster Bar

Just wanted to mention this place that just opened up about 10 days ago. Obviously, you may want to give them a bit more time to get up to speed, but the two meals I've had there so far were both well-prepared and well-served. The ingredients are very fresh and the prices are on the low side considering. Had a couple dozen oysters ($7.50/doz) to start and the shucker, Michael, is the real deal (for those of you who know what a difference that makes). Had some seafood gumbo ($4.50/cup $8/bowl) the first visit, which I thought was very good. They have some nice salads too: blackened calamari ($9.50), tuna steak salad ($12.75) and shrimp remoulade ($10.50). They claim crabmeat pie ($16.95) and blackened shrimp fettucini ($13.95) among their specialties. Though I haven't had one, they also have po'boys and and seafood platters, grilled burgers, etc. The owner, Adam, is very personable and definitely keyed into what's coming out of the kitchen. Btw, the atmosphere is casual, warm and I'd feel completely cool with just stopping in for an app and drink. I'll be headed back regularly.

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    1. re: ddavis

      The top of N Carrollton (the 100 block maybe?)

    2. I have been to the restaurant on several accounts. I agree that the food is wonderful, especially the oysters and gumbo! However, during my visits I have had the opportunity to witness how the owner, Adam works with his employees. I also own a company, and from a owner's perspective he isn't doing his restaurant a service. The two times that I did speak with him he seemed very distaught and stressed out. Perhaps he needs to reevaluate his position at the restaurant. One more note, I do agree with you about Mike. His oysters are amazing, very clean! Also, he makes an unbelievable bread pudding!! Ask Mike about it!

      1. Any idea if the owners of this place are the same people that owned the previous establishment?

        That location seems, at least to me, to be cursed. Rooster's -terrible. Hot Burger- terrible and extremely short lived. As far as I know both were run by the same folks. If This Sailor's business is too, I won't be going.

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        1. re: miss sarah

          I am 100% that the owners are not the same. As for the food and service, it is wonderful. If you haven't yet visited the restaurant I must say please try it!

        2. Does anyone know if this place is still open (or maybe only open for lunch)? I drove by Friday night around at 6 primed for some oysters and it looked dark as a dungeon.

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          1. re: twangster

            Closed for good. I've got a friend who lives in the neighborhood, said that they were closed and already selling off kitchen equipment.

            1. re: phyllisstein

              Thanks ... that's too bad. We need more not so expensive places that serve raw oysters.