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jl0328 Apr 29, 2012 12:17 PM

Looking for places that serve oysters baked, broiled or charbroiled. Any new combos on the Philly food scene?

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    barryg May 5, 2012 03:10 PM

    Not sure what you mean by combos or if it's new enough but the Oyster House serves a few varieties of roasted oysters.

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      jl0328 May 8, 2012 07:09 AM

      I was recently at the Oyster House and only saw raw and fried oysters on their menu. I just returned from New Orleans and fell in love with charbroiled oysters. Looks like Catahoula might have what I'm looking for. I haven't seen many reviews on this restaurant..might be worth a try!

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        barryg May 8, 2012 07:59 AM

        Catahoula was fantastic, they lost their chef some time ago and it is still good, but not as good as it was. If you like cajun food it's worth a visit for the remoulade alone.

        The Oyster House online menu has a whole section for roasted oysters: http://oysterhousephilly.com/dinner.html
        I don't see roasted oysters on the Catahoula menu: http://catahoulaphilly.com/food-menus...

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          brightman May 9, 2012 06:53 PM

          SSOH lobster roll is one of the best things I have eaten...ever (and I am a picky bitch when it comes to food).

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            cwdonald May 9, 2012 10:57 PM

            SSOH does not exist and has not for several years. Are you referring to the current Oyster House or what was done at the old establishment?

            The current Oyster House does use a traditional new england style hot dog roll for the lobster roll and does not embellish the lobster too much (bit of celery and touch of mayo... ). I think it is good.. a bit understated. Certainly not quite the same as eating at a lobster shack in Maine.. but it is hard to recreate that.

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              mookleknuck May 10, 2012 06:16 AM

              I just had the mini lobster rolls last week and they were served on buttered toasted slices. It's not the same as Maine, but still good!

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                Philly Ray May 10, 2012 06:23 AM

                So you're talking about the Oyster House? The one that's on Sansom St?

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                  bluehensfan May 10, 2012 07:15 AM

                  Speaking of Oyster House, I hear they are getting a new chef next week. Hopefully he won't go heavy-handed on the butter like the old one. I had soft shells last week that were served with some other good tasting things but were marred by a oily pool of butter. Yuk!

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              jl0328 May 10, 2012 08:10 AM

              Thanks barryg. I must have overlooked that tab on their website. Definitely worth a visit!

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