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Seafood Bday Dinner in STL

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tmontauk Jan 21, 2009 08:06 PM

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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    FriendOfTheDevil Jan 22, 2009 07:01 AM

    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.

    FOTD

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      sharky1 Jan 24, 2009 08:15 AM

      Bristol.
      nobody else comes close.

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        Doug Jan 25, 2009 04:18 PM

        Wholly Mackeral has closed.

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          FriendOfTheDevil Jan 26, 2009 09:27 AM

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

          FOTD

      2. DetectDave Jan 26, 2009 04:05 PM

        Found this old thread that seems to address the issue quite nicely:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/124056

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          rothdan Jan 27, 2009 01:11 PM

          Oceania in Clayton has great seafood period !!!

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            alan Jan 28, 2009 06:49 AM

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

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