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May 20, 2009 05:19 AM

Asheville NC:Sadies Seafood Pub

The boyfriend and dinner last night at Sadies Seafood Pub located next to the S&W in Downtown Asheville. Upon arrival you are given a basket of fresh hush puppies served with homemade tartar and cocktail sauce. These we warm, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, both sauces were also fresh tasting and very good.

For entrees we had combination plates, boiled shrimp and scallops for me, fried oysters and cod for my boyfriend. We were slightly disapointed in the amount of food given, my plate only had 3 scallops and maybe 4 shrimp. However, for 8.50 served with a mound of fresh cole slaw and boiled new potatoes, neither of us left hungry. The shimp were quite good, but the scallops were rubbery. My boyfriends cod was also somewhat rubbery but his friend oysters were very very good.

Sadies service was very good. The staff was very attentive and friendly. They told us that they have been trying out some different things on the menu and working out the kinks. They noted they were in a major transition from Corner House becoming Sadies. At this point they are very limited on mixed drinks but hope be serving a full bar in the next week are so. They did serve some great draft beer and wine is available.

All and all I say we will be back. The food was good for the price, atmosphere was good as was service. Also I believe they donate part of their proceeds to Asheville Humane Society and that is something we can all feel great about!

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  1. My husband and I had lunch there today. We had fried shrimp and oysters. Both were lightly battered and really good. So were the slaw and hushpuppies. The menu isn't huge, but I liked everything on it: approx. 8 appetizers and salads, sandwiches, and broiled or fried seafood entrees. Each entree was $6.95. If I worked or lived downtown, I'd be there several times a week.
    I can't wait to try the Low Country Boil, available after 4pm.

    1. Really? I don't understand the decision to do a seafood restaurant in land locked Asheville. In my opinion this sounds like a failure waiting to happen. Restauntuers/Investors need to stick with what works and continue in the direction of providing locally found tastes better.

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      1. re: newtonorthavl


        I'm in no way saying that Sadies is out of this world. Its not superfresh coast seafood but its not trying to be. Its good food, with good service at a friendly price. It's worth a try and with giving back to our comminuty though the Humane Society its worth a try :)

        1. re: newtonorthavl

          If Sadie's fails, I doubt being 4 hours from the coast will be the reason. If they want to get fresh seafood, they can. The Lobster Trap seems to have survived for quite awhile.