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chickanika Apr 21, 2012 05:48 AM

Where can I go for really big and spicy crawfish close to Downtown/Midtown/Washington Corredor?

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  1. texasredtop RE: chickanika Apr 21, 2012 05:54 AM

    Mardi Gras Grill.

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      chickanika RE: texasredtop Apr 21, 2012 11:06 PM

      awesome!!! We Went to front porch pub and they were good, but a little too salty...we will try Mardi Gras next time...maybe tomorrow...but we were looking for something outside...thanks for the recommendation, though!!!

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        texasredtop RE: chickanika Apr 22, 2012 05:33 AM

        I don't think they have outside seating. But you didn't mention that in your original post. It's a really good place for seafood. And in the area you mention, I can't think of any better crawfish.

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          James Cristinian RE: texasredtop Apr 22, 2012 07:05 AM

          Unless something has changed, Mardi Gras has outdoor seating, and today is a perfect day. They also have great fried oysters, and oysters Louisanne, poached in wine and butter. Oh no, I just Googled the menu and see that Woodrow's owns them. I have vowed to never set foot in Woodrow's following back to back to back disastrous service, each getting worse. Let's hope they haven't screwed this place up.


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            Lambowner RE: James Cristinian Apr 22, 2012 09:48 AM

            They do have a large patio but the food and service are no longer what they once were and I won't go anymore. The fish is consistently overcooked and the last time I went we waited 30 min for service before leaving.

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              James Cristinian RE: Lambowner Apr 22, 2012 10:09 AM

              This is good information Lambsy, thanks for taking a bullet for the local team. This has Woodrow's written all over it. "Service" cannot describe what I had my last three trips there. I'm going to miss the old Mardi Gras Grill. On a happier note, I just got back from Galveston/Surfside, a new post will follow.

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                texasredtop RE: James Cristinian Apr 22, 2012 07:50 PM

                Oh my, not good news. I don't remember the outdoor seating. But I guess it matters not now.

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                  Lambowner RE: James Cristinian Apr 25, 2012 03:06 PM

                  Still waiting on that Galveston report, James! Meantime, The Pelican Grill in Seabrook is the featured "off the rails" restaurant on "Restaurant: Impossible" tonight.

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        sbterry RE: chickanika Apr 23, 2012 06:56 AM

        Although not in your geographic location, I sat on the patio yesterday afternoon at The Hideawayon Dunvale and had some of the biggest and best tasting crawfish that I have had in a long time!

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          brucesw RE: chickanika Apr 24, 2012 10:21 AM

          I drive by the Calliope's on W. Bellfort frequently and had noticed the sign in the window for crawfish so I checked out the website. They've added a patio downtown and crawfish boils on Fri/Sat.


          The DT location is just east of 59 on Jefferson and would be even closer than Mardigradrows but I've never had their crawfish and so can't say if it's any good.

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