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remdog99 Apr 4, 2010 06:01 PM

I'll be settling into my hotel around 10:30 on a wed night on I4 near the 482. Looking for a good oyster bar wihtin a 10-15 min drive. Recommendations? If there isn't one, then plan B is a good drinking hole with a decent menu. thx

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    andy huse RE: remdog99 Apr 4, 2010 06:55 PM

    lee and rick's. not sure if it is near you. i loved it. stick with oysters and such. the shrimp were frozen pre breaded, but the oysters were excellent.

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      Rona Gindin RE: andy huse Apr 5, 2010 11:40 AM

      Does 482 have a name? I'm not sure what road that is.
      www.RonaGindin.com

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        LilMsFoodie RE: Rona Gindin Apr 5, 2010 03:54 PM

        482 is Sand Lake so it is a little trek to Lee & Ricks.

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          kentski RE: LilMsFoodie Apr 5, 2010 04:45 PM

          For Sand Lake, Ocean Prime wouldn't be bad for oysters. Not my favorite, but still some decent oysters (I just hate the damn dry ice they put in the oyster tray ... makes everyone turn around and look).

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          Ocean Prime
          7339 W Sand Lake Rd # 400, Orlando, FL

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            Rona Gindin RE: kentski Apr 6, 2010 03:17 PM

            Kentski might be right. Ocean Prime and its clone, Oceanaire, are both nearby and have probably have raw oysters. Vine's might carry them; call first. Or, if it's open, McCormick & Schmick (a 10-15 minute drive away) does a nice job with raw oysters. Maybe Moonfish? That's right near I4 and Sand Lake Road and specializes in seafood. What about Salt Island? It's aimed at conventioneers but might do oysters decently. You may have to check menus and ask about closing times.
            www.RonaGindin.com

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            Ocean Prime
            7339 W Sand Lake Rd # 400, Orlando, FL

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              PeggyKate RE: Rona Gindin Apr 7, 2010 08:42 AM

              How about Big Fin Seafood Market in the new Delaggio Plaza on Sand Lake? They have a great bar and their oysters are very good & affordable too.

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      herbert1 RE: remdog99 Apr 7, 2010 09:25 AM

      The Palm at the Hardrock Hotel near Universal has oysters on their menu. They are on the bar menu special 1$ each (mon - fri before 7 pm and after 9 pm).

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        gfr1111 RE: remdog99 Apr 7, 2010 01:59 PM

        Maybe five miles or less west of you just off of I-4 is Johnnie's Hideaway. You get to it off the Lake Buena Vista exit. As you are heading west, you can see the restaurant on your right from I-4. The reservationist answers the phone with , "Johnnie's, the best seafood restaurant in America." Well, I wouldn't go that far, but it's pretty good, and they would have good oysters. They feature oysters in their advertisements at times. The place isn't cheap, but then, quality never is.

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        Johnnie's Hideaway
        12551 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836

        1. pdpredtide RE: remdog99 Apr 7, 2010 02:43 PM

          Moonfish does indeed have oysters and they are only 25cents during happy hour!

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