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Orlando Seafood

jhawker May 29, 2009 11:11 AM

Been to Orlando a few times but never to a seafood buffet. Any recommendations? Not really looking for something over the top, as buffets usually aren't, but would like to find something my kids would enjoy.

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  1. bkhuna RE: jhawker May 30, 2009 08:28 AM

    Whatever you do, stay away from Boston Lobster Feast.

    Unless you like the taste of ammonia on the culls.

    This place should be closed down by the culinary cops.

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      starbucksbrew RE: jhawker May 30, 2009 10:44 AM

      I've lived here for 8 years and don't really know of any seafood buffets. Cape May Cafe at Disney's Yacht Club I think has a buffet and some seafood on it. There is VariAsian Crazy Buffet in Altamonte Springs that is an enormous buffet, but it's more sushi and hot Asian dishes.

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        jhawker RE: jhawker Jun 1, 2009 11:10 AM

        Thanks for the info. I've not heard good things about the Boston Lobster Feast. I was able to locate some info on Lombardi's Marketplace in Winter Park to buy fresh seafood. All things I read seemed to indicate this was a very good place. Any info on Lombardi's or Four Seasons Seafood Market in Orlando? Preferences?

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          bcodom RE: jhawker Jun 1, 2009 02:38 PM

          The best place to buy local seafood in the Central FL area is Lighthouse Seafood in Lake Mary. The owner gets lots of fish right off the boats of both FL coasts. When you walk in, you don't smell anything (unlike Lombardis). It isn't cheap, but in my opinion, Lighthouse is fish heads and tails above anything else in the area......

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            bkhuna RE: jhawker Jun 1, 2009 06:30 PM

            Lombardi's imports frozen crawfish from China. That should tell you all you need to know.

            Besides, they smell. Not a good sign for a seafood market.

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              Tastersguilde RE: bkhuna Jun 10, 2009 05:59 PM

              Fresh fish markets tend to smell like fish...

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                bkhuna RE: Tastersguilde Jun 10, 2009 07:25 PM

                Ever been to Tsukiji fish market? It's the largest fish market in the world and doesn't smell.

                The smell of Lombardi's is anything other than "fresh".

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            Corporate_40 RE: jhawker Jun 1, 2009 12:54 PM

            Lombardi's is the only place I go to for fresh seafood with the exception of Whole Foods if I can't get to Winter Park.

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              dear ol davy RE: jhawker Jun 10, 2009 02:08 PM

              HIGH TIDE HARRY'S off of just north of 408 on the east side of semoran. always packed, always delicious, service kinda sucks but it's totally worth it.

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