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Mar 18, 2011 08:45 PM

Best Fried Fish Sandwich in Town?

Please help me, my significant other is pining for a great fried fish sandwich in Austin or the local surrounds, and I cannot offer her a strong opinion. Any takers?

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  1. Clearly not a lot of enthusiasm for any fried fishes on buns in this town.

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    1. re: slowcoooked

      IMHO, Pacific Star has the best fried seafood -- oysters, shrimp & catfish -- in the Austin area. As good as any you'll find at the better joints on the coast.

      Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar
      13507 N Highway 183, Austin, TX 78750

      1. re: stellawine

        I was just about to say the same thing. I have never had a fish sandwich there but I'm sure it would be one of the best around. I just love that place, and it is not far from my house.

    2. Try the fried catfish poboy at Osmo's Kitchen. It's the red trailer on Barton Springs by Snowbeach Snocones.

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      1. re: OKMAX

        OKMAX, you have posted twice on Chowhound and both times you recommended Osmo's Kitchen, Are you affiliated with this enterprise?
        Others have reported " the food isn't good enough to endure the terrible customer service"

      2. Not a sanwich, but Fish Daddy's in Pflugerville has great fried catfish

        1. Catfish poboy at Evangeline.

          1. I've always gone to the Thistle Cafe to satisfy a fish sandwich craving. Just double checked the web site,, and discovered that their Davenport Village location is closed. Haven't been to the new location yet, and probably won't be; it's a long way to drive for a fish sandwich.

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            1. re: thebodytx

              Do any of the vietnamese places make a fish sandwich? Seems like that would be the bomb. I know that Tam's Deli makes a garlic shrimp sandwich that everyone seems to love.

              1. re: rudeboy

                I like the fish sandwich and fish wrap at Galaxy Cafe. Both are pretty good.. the wrap has a nice heat with it from the sauce that accompanies it.
                I am also a fan of the fish sandwich at Jim's. In fact, its the only reason I go to Jim's. They serve it on a sweet toasted bun so the combination of the fish and the bread is tasty.
                The other place I think you can get a good fish/seafood sandwich is Flying Falafel and Po Boys. They are very meticulous about the quality of their seafood. I've been there a couple times when they refuse to serve it if it isn't up to snuff. I get an amazing oyster po'boy there and order it just about every time I show up. They also serve fish and do a seafood plate (they serve it every day but it is one of their specials once a week too). It's a small place and really unassuming, but for me, their attention to quality makes it one of my absolute favorite places in town to get seafood.