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Seafood Bday Dinner in STL

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Taking my mom out for her bday on Sat, Jan 24th. She wants seafood. Specifically really great scallops.

We moved to STL from the East Coast a few years ago and honestly I haven't really eaten a lot of seafood since I arrived in the Midwest. I assuming it's going to be harder to find. But is that a bad assumption on my part?

I am looking for a place that is nice, but not too fancy. She doesn't want to get too dressed up, meaning anything beyond what you would wear to a nice day at work or drinks after work.

A friend recommended Oceano in Clayton? It looks ok. But I figured I'd throw it out to the board. Any other suggestions?

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  1. I hear good things about Wholly Mackeral in the county. I have no idea though if they serve scallops or first hand if they are even "good". I know they have been open, tucked away in the same little Dierbergs center for a long time so they must be doing something right.


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        1. re: Doug

          No they have not closed. They are open on the weekends only.


      1. Found this old thread that seems to address the issue quite nicely:

        1. Oceania in Clayton has great seafood period !!!

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          1. re: rothdan

            That's Oceano, in case you're trying to find it.