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Sep 1, 2011 12:17 PM

Angeline's in Berkeley

I'm going for dinner on Saturday: any recommendations? I've gathered from previous threads that others have enjoyed the hushpuppies, BBQ shrimp and the pecan pie.
Has anyone tried the fried chicken or the étouffée?

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  1. Definitely the BBQ shrimp and the hush puppies. I recall the etouffee as being somewhat bland and skimpy on the crawfish the one time I ordered it; on the other hand, my wife is a fan of the gumbo at Angeline's. For a decadent dessert, I rarely pass up on the bread pudding.

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    1. re: abstractpoet

      for a powdered sugar overload get the beignets.

    2. my office orders lunch from this place all the time. it is overall fantastic.

      i'd highly recommend either the fried chicken or the crawfish etouffee -- my experience has been there is lots of crawfish, and it isn't bland, at least to my tastes.

      some people here also really really like the voodoo shrimp... but i don't.

      i don't think they serve chicken or oyster po'boys during the evenings, but those are good too.

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      1. re: Dustin_E

        I'm with you on the crawfish etouffee. When my group went, everyone loved their dinner but the crawfish etouffee was the table favorite.

        1. re: miss louella

          agree, the crawfish etouffee here is splendid....

      2. Excellent fried chicken, excellent bbq shrimp, and i love the catfish. i agree, the etouffee wasn't my favorite, but everything else i've had has been wonderful. mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, beignets - even the Blue Lake green beans are great - probably the one light moment in the 3 meals i've had there .... go very hungry,

        1. Thank you everyone for the suggestions. Went tonight and had a lovely meal. The étouffée was flavorful and nicely spicy, though the accompanying Parmesan green beans were cold. Also tried the fried chicken. I usually avoid boneless fried chicken, but this was really good--crispy, well seasoned and juicy. I didn't love the ginger vanilla mashed sweet potatoes, but the accompanying gravy was delicious.

          We also had the mac n cheese, which was exactly how I wanted it: elbow macaroni, good cheesy flavor, and a great crispy crust on top. The beignets were also terrific. Two entrees, a side, a dessert and two lemonades came to $50. I would definitely go back.

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          1. re: Lisa Simpson

            Definitely one of my favorite haunts in Berkeley. Try the fried alligator if they have it!

          2. One disappointment: fried chicken is off-the-bone white meat.

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            1. re: rccola

              Second disappointment: fried alligator is off-the-bone white meat. .;-)