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Quality Seafood (South) / Softshell Crab Sandwich

I heard a new Quality Seafood has opened/will open in south Austin (South Lamar?)?? Is this right? Where is it exactly?

Also, do they have softshell crab sanwiches?

Who in town has the best softshell sandwiches?

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  1. I don't know anything about a new location but I know the regular one is advertising the softshelled crab sandwich this week.

    1. Perla's has a softshell crab BLT. However, I apologize as this isn't a recommendation. I thought the bread was too toasted - to the point where I was more focused on my mouth being cut up than the sandwich. The sandwich was flavorless, with the exception of the tomato and bibb lettuce that dressed it.

      Here's an old thread I found on CH: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/399928

      1. I read that it will be located at South Lamar and Ben White. I know of a few empty restaurant locations in that area. There's the former Fish City Grill and El Rey spaces at Brodie Oaks and then there's the old Alligator Grill location.

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        1. re: The Tres Leches

          do you know an ETA?
          i am rarely down that way, but will be in that area a few times the last week of may/early june.

          1. re: The Tres Leches

            Just called Quality. They stated they have no intention of opening a second location anywhere

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            Quality Seafood Wholesale
            5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX

          2. In the last copy of Edible Austin, it said the new location was Ben White/S Lamar... I was thinking maybe over there by central market or by the Brodie Oaks shopping center.

            I thought softshell crab season was June, but it may be different here... or you could start around May I suppose. I've never ordered one here.

            1. from Max's Wine Dive's facebook post on Wednesday:

              MAX's Wine Dive Yours truly will be at MAX's TONIGHT enjoying some of the new wines on the menu and one of this week's specials...the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich....or....could go straight for the Chicken Fried Veal Chop...come join me and choose your favorite!

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              Max's Wine Dive
              207 San Jacinto, Austin, TX 78701