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Kemah - What's open?

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onatrip Oct 24, 2008 03:53 PM

I know that many restaurants took a big hit due to Hurricane Ike.

Is there anything that has reopened to enjoy a meal and some nice sunshine?

The weather looks great in the near future.

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    James Cristinian RE: onatrip Oct 24, 2008 08:08 PM

    I am no fan of the Kemah Boardwalk, but regret the fact that many people are out of work. Having said this, I remember the days when there were many places to choose from, none of which was owned by a corporate entity, when you could grab a beer, eat some crabs, or go more upscale at Jimmie Walkers or The Flying Dutchman. Joe Lee's was on the water once, it is nearby, but I am not sure if it is open now. What is open is The Monument Inn on the ship channel. There is no outdoor dining, but get a table by the window for a pleasant view and some good food. The Lynchburg Ferry is still closed.

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      Cookie Baker RE: James Cristinian Oct 27, 2008 10:00 AM

      Happy to report that Joe Lee's is open.

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        onatrip RE: Cookie Baker Oct 28, 2008 07:52 PM

        I don't know Joe Lee's. Can you tell me more?

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          James Cristinian RE: onatrip Nov 11, 2008 03:05 PM

          Joe Lee's is a casual family run place, I haven't been since it was on the boardwalk years ago, but it was good, gulf coast seafood simply prepared, maybe Cookie Baker can help us out.

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            Cookie Baker RE: James Cristinian Nov 12, 2008 10:32 AM

            Still a great family restaurant . Nice atmosphere and good, gulf coast simply prepared seafood.

    2. danhole RE: onatrip Oct 26, 2008 09:58 AM

      As far as the boardwalk is concerned, I know they have opened a couple of the restaurants, but not sure which ones. You are really going to have to dig around to find out if the place you want to go to still exists, or if it's open. Kind of iffy around those parts. Shoot, it's even iffy here in Houston.

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        swamp RE: onatrip Oct 31, 2008 02:38 PM

        At the Boardwalk three restaurants are currently open; Chart House, Salt Grass and Babin's. A local fovorite T-Bone Tom's is still closed but expected to open in November.

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