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lilmom868 Mar 11, 2011 07:57 AM

does anyone have any suggestions for a great seafood place to eat?? I will be taking my mom & dad out all this weekend and i need suggestions!! No price point limit.

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    mkfoodie Mar 11, 2011 08:31 AM

    You can search the site, but would recommend Perla's. Better check fast and get reservations where ever with SXSW in town.

    1. dinaofdoom Mar 11, 2011 09:02 AM

      uchi, uchiko, and parkside, which were all mentioned in your other austin thread, are all solid for seafood.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/742475

      perla's is also another great choice, in a town with a limited amount of "seafood" restaurants.

      speaking of limited, you are going to be hard pressed to find reservations during sxsw.g
      good luck.

      1. amykragan Mar 11, 2011 09:14 AM

        Fish Daddy's up north is good and CHEAP. It won't be too crowded at that location either

        Gumbo's has seafood too and they have several locations

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          Rene Mar 12, 2011 07:13 AM

          Eddie V's is also a good choice, as well as Trulucks... you may even be able to get in to their north locations.

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            Optimista Mar 17, 2011 11:55 AM

            I'll second the Eddie V's and Truluck's suggestions. They are chains, but sadly, I like both better than Perla's.

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              dinaofdoom Mar 17, 2011 09:25 PM

              mostly i've had the happy hour menus at these two places, but the seafood selections are good.
              i just don't care for the vibe.
              both of them are waaaaaaaay too cougar-filled for my taste.

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                singlemalt Mar 19, 2011 08:44 AM

                Cougars, cougars? Did someone say cougers? Where and when,what and how? Whoopee, Cougars!!

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                  amysuehere Mar 19, 2011 09:33 AM

                  Best cougar watching BY FAR is Siena on2222

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                    dinaofdoom Mar 19, 2011 11:12 AM

                    happy hour is their preferred feeding time.

            2. girloftheworld Mar 16, 2011 08:38 AM

              Stay away from, Gumbos in Round ROck--iccck

              Fredas by lakeline has yummy food and is out of the SXSW crowd..

              is Cherry Creek still around?

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                foodiegal71 Mar 17, 2011 08:08 AM

                I'm a big fan of Eddie V's. It's fancy, steakhouse-y, old schoolish, but still consistently delicious every time.

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                  kala98 Mar 19, 2011 11:44 AM

                  Please steer clear of Perla's. We have been there twice and have had a pretty bad experience both times. Rude waitstaff, our fish was still frozen in the middle, reservations not honored... I know people who have gone and liked it, but that is not my experience. I gave them two chances, knowing you can always have an 'off night' and both were consistently bad. For seafood, you can't do better than Eddie V's.

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                    ridgeback Mar 19, 2011 12:15 PM

                    Nothing really "fabulous" except for the aforementioned Uchi(s) and Parkside and they're not really "seafood" restaurants. Can't go wrong with Musashino either. My limited experience with Perla's is disappointment.

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                    Uchi Restaurant
                    801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

                    1. chispa_c Jun 21, 2011 11:31 AM

                      Went to Eddie V's last night and was really blown away. I haven't been there in 2 years and I had never been to the North location before. That place was packed for a Monday. The Bartenders were outstanding and the food, phenominal. We had a doz oysters with the hottest horsey sauce I've ever had! I LOVED it. We added all of what they gave us to the cocktail sauce and it made my freakin' ears ring - AWESOME!

                      We also both ordered the Gulf Snapper Filet Meuniere, Lordy it was good. We ordered the sugar snap peas that were covered with black and white sesame seeds as a side - I had them put the remaining bit in a box so I could have it for lunch today.

                      We'll definitely be back soon!

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