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sweth Sep 8, 2010 12:33 PM

Anyone know anything about the food at the infamous Shrimp Boat that gives that Benning Road neighborhood its name? Last I was there was years ago, and it seemed like a typical 'hood carryout; I'm going to be meeting some folks there on business in the next few days, though, so I'm wondering if there's anything there that I should go out of my way to try while I'm there.

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Shrimp Boat
4510 E Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20019

  1. Joe H Sep 8, 2010 07:12 PM

    I remember the Shrimp Boat from the '60's. I am certain that what it was 45 years ago is different from today. Try Ray's East River instead.

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    Shrimp Boat
    4510 E Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20019

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    1. re: Joe H
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      sweth Sep 8, 2010 09:51 PM

      As much as I'd love to go to Ray's, one of the people at the meeting will be the owner of Shrimp Boat, so the venue is pretty much set; I'm just wondering if there's anything in particular I should try there, or just go for my usual carryout standbys of fried fish and/or mumbo wings.

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      Shrimp Boat
      4510 E Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20019

      1. re: sweth
        alkapal Sep 9, 2010 06:33 AM

        why not ask the owner for his personal favorites or recommendations?

        let me know if they have good fried grouper on the menu -- or something other than tilapia or catfish. thanks!

        have fun. (i'd go for shrimp).

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        are you going to design a website for them? 'cause they need one.

        1. re: alkapal
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          sweth Sep 10, 2010 12:40 PM

          Fishwise, the menu has trout, whiting, and tilapia, and they also have a fresh fish counter w/ a fair assortment of relatively fresh fish that you can buy raw or that they can cook for you. I had a trout sandwich, and it was about as good as fried trout on white bread can get--a nicely seasoned light breading, not greasy, and it didn't even need hot sauce (although I put it on anyway because it isn't a DC fish sandwich if you don't leave pink fingerprints in the bread). Much better than a lot of the carryouts in the area.

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          MikeR Sep 9, 2010 06:47 AM

          Hey, who better to ask "what's good?" Though he'll probably tell you everything is.

          1. re: MikeR
            alkapal Sep 9, 2010 01:48 PM

            hey mike, footlong sub deal at harris teeter thru tuesday. $3.99.

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              MikeR Sep 10, 2010 08:04 AM

              You sure push those a lot. I got one once, cut it in half, put all the insides on half the roll, threw the other half of the roll away, and it was an OK take home lunch.

              1. re: MikeR
                alkapal Sep 10, 2010 12:20 PM

                well, i thought you'd like the deal... i have no reason to "push" these..

                be assured that i won't post it again. done.

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                  cb1 Sep 10, 2010 02:39 PM

                  alkapal, I don't have a H&T around me, but if I did I would appreciate the tip. And if I didn't enjoy it, I think I would have just said a simple "thanks for the tip".

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                    alkapal Sep 11, 2010 12:35 AM

                    especially since i only mentioned it one other time....

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                      MikeR Sep 11, 2010 03:15 AM

                      We're talking about fish sandwiches here. ;)
                      But any time you run across another deal on the Carolina BBQ at Harris-Teeter, feel free to interrupt with the tip. That's something I'd try to make a special trip for.

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