Fish and Shrimp in Broward Count
In-laws are visiting from up north and they want "a 'nice' piece of mahi and shrimp." In the past, we have taken them to 17th Street Fisheries, Quarter Deck, Catfish Dewey's, and Southport.
Any new suggestions? You can see that we are tending towards the casual end of the spectrum.
We were considering Seafood World or Whale's Rib up in Pompano...
Thanks for your suggestions!
I would suggest (surprise) Calypso in Pompano. Super-fresh fish, - usually 5 or so species to choose from, prepared many different ways. Excellent sides. Casual, friendly. Not cheap but not bank-breaking either.
Much more of a mom/pop place than *most* of the places you mentioned (same owners - a couple - for 22 years).
You can check them out on the web, on FB to get daily fresh fish updates, or search this board for more info.
It's also got the Florida/Caribbean atmosphere - your northerners may appreciate that. One catch: closed Sat and Sun.
Ate at Calypso several hundred times, and have brought dozens of people there, over past 22 years.
Is it Per Se or Le Bernardain? No. But for me and whomever I've taken/sent, never a disappointing meal. Not once.
But don't take it from me. Check out some other online sites with, for example, 65 reviews. And before you say "they're rigged", almost all of them are from "senior reviewers".
PS: I'm not friend nor family with owners nor anyone who works there.
>Honestly, I don't understand why people post here and say "look at other online sites."
> If folks wanted information from other online sites they would go there
I'd be willing to bet I've made nearly a thousand posts on this board. I'd also be willing to bet I've posted more links to internal Chowhound discussions than ANYONE on this board.
Anyone want to take that bet? Just let me know.
And yet here I'm getting attacked for daring to once suggest an outside site that might have more pertinent or consolidated info on a subject.
Additionally, I think it's a mistake to assume that people posting questions here are even aware of some of the other resources. For heaven’s sake, 95% of the time they are not even willing to search this very board!
Ever see a post “Where’s a good place to eat in Miami?” Yeah - how about every day? So I think it’s a big mistake assuming “If folks wanted information from other online sites they would go there.”
And I don't see a problem in pointing them out and helping these folks out, when I may not have the time or inclination to write something up myself.
I haven’t seen a lot of complaints from the many many folks I’ve helped out. Not sure why I’m getting attacked here.
Thanks for the suggestions - we eat at Calypso quite often, and enjoy their jerked chicken wings!
Unfortunately we are looking for a Sunday night option - sorry I didn't mention that in the original post.
Calypso is great but due to them not being open on weekends, I eat there about once ever year or 2. I guess this business model works for them but it seems a crazy to me. If it were open on at least Saturday, I'd probably dine there 5 times a year.
First let me say CFByrne was being attacked part of which I think was the fact that he took my personnal bad experience to heart and took it very personnel. which it wasn't. Now I was going to go into the rest of my bad experience there but then I realised I was talking about OLD CALYPSO IN DELREY,. Not Calypso in Pompano. Me bad and my apologies for getting you all rilled up!