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Any fabulous seafood restraunts?

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 RE: lilmom868 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 RE: lilmom868 Mar 11, 2011 09:02 AM

      uchi, uchiko, and parkside, which were all mentioned in your other austin thread, are all solid for seafood.

      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 RE: lilmom868 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 RE: lilmom868 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 RE: Rene 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 RE: Optimista 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 RE: dinaofdoom 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 RE: singlemalt Mar 19, 2011 09:33 AM

                  Best cougar watching BY FAR is Siena on2222

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                    dinaofdoom RE: singlemalt Mar 19, 2011 11:12 AM

                    happy hour is their preferred feeding time.

            2. girloftheworld RE: lilmom868 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 RE: lilmom868 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 RE: lilmom868 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 RE: lilmom868 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.

                    Uchi Restaurant
                    801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

                    1. chispa_c RE: lilmom868 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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