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Blue Dog Poboys - Clearwater

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RibDog Aug 24, 2012 06:38 AM

I heard from a few other boards that this place had recently opened up so I thought I would give it a try. I met my sister and her husband there yesterday for lunch. I ordered a shrimp poboy along with a side order of regular fries. My sister had the same but with sweet potato fries and my BIL had a half and half which was half shrimp and half oyster poboy. We were all extremely pleased with choices. The bread was good quality and the inside was toasted with some garlic butter and then dressed with lettuce and excellent tomatoes. The owner brought out a bottle of a mayonnaise mixture that was very good on my shrimp. And the sweet potato fries had a very good cinnamon sugar mixture on them.

While we were there, we also tried an order of their bread pudding which was very good.

We will definitely be back. Especially because I want to try their roast beef poboy.

Here is their website: http://bluedogpoboys.webs.com/

 
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    RibDog Aug 24, 2012 10:53 AM

    BTW, thanks Little T for the recommendation on this!

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      Little T. Aug 24, 2012 06:57 PM

      No problem, glad I could share.

      Next up is the new soul food restaurant in west clearwater on Ft. Harrison. Anyone been? It looks promising...

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        RibDog Aug 24, 2012 07:07 PM

        Don't think so but what is the name?

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          Little T. Aug 25, 2012 11:10 AM

          I'll have to get back to ya' on that one.

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            Little T. Aug 28, 2012 05:46 PM

            It's called Joseph's Cup.

            Chicken Gizzards, liver, okra, oxtails, chitlins, black eye peas, pork chop etc.

            Found their menu on restaurant.com - http://www.restaurant.com/josephs-cup...

            I'll check it out :)

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              RibDog Aug 29, 2012 05:24 AM

              Thanks!

    2. meatn3 Aug 29, 2012 09:11 AM

      I mentioned this place to my Father and he is very interested in trying it. He hasn't been able to spot it and doesn't "do computers". (sigh)

      Looking at the map it looks like Blue Dog is in the old Pizza Inn location. Is that correct? If I can give him a few visual references it will help him navigate better!

      Thanks!

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        RibDog Aug 29, 2012 01:47 PM

        No, it is a strip center just south of the old Pizza Inn. There is a Hertz location in the center along with one of those mattress places along with other sundry places. Larry's Big & Tall used to be in the center as well as Men's Wearhouse.

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          meatn3 Aug 29, 2012 04:01 PM

          Thank you - I know exactly where that is! He will be a happy camper having something like this in the northern part of the county.

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        Little T. Nov 11, 2012 07:42 PM

        I just have to say . . . I've been back a few times and always excellent.

        My last visit, I had the Cajun Cuban. Ohhh man, this thing is great - HUGE and cheap. I get it fully dressed and I don't care. Quite possibly one of the best sandwiches in the bay area. All the meats and ingredients are super fresh and tasty especially the roasted/pulled pork...

        1. scubadoo97 Nov 12, 2012 09:23 AM

          Thanks for the rec. It's pretty close to home and work

          1. meatn3 Nov 12, 2012 10:28 AM

            Any reports on the muffaletta? It looks like they are using the right bread for it.

            I'm visiting around Thanksgiving and hoping to work in a meal or three from Blue Dog!

            1. meatn3 Dec 6, 2012 05:51 PM

              I got to eat here once over my visit - Thanksgiving preparations consumed most of the rest of the time.

              As per Little T's post I tried the Cajun Cuban. Excellent sandwich. I wish they would rename it to avoid the Cuban debate, but a really delicious sandwich.

              My Father tried the Roast Beef Dipped in Gravy po'boy. I thought it was quite good. Meat well flavored and the bread is great. He was kind of meh...but he loves the Sloppy Roastbeef po'boy at Ricky P's and this wasn't the same for him.

              We also split the bread pudding with rum sauce. I usually prefer a Bourbon sauce. That said, this rum sauce was just right! The dessert wasn't overly sweet and perfectly made.

              My Father would have liked the addition of sides like cole slaw and potato salad. We both liked the mayo based sauce they brought to the table. Staff was really pleasant and efficient. I would go again in a heartbeat!

              This is an awkward location if you are heading North on 19. Get out and try them if you haven't yet!
              With enough chow-love perhaps they can make it in spite of the location.

              Much thanks for the details on locating them!

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                andy huse Jan 19, 2013 10:57 AM

                website and phone down. i assume they have closed.

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                  RibDog Jan 19, 2013 12:30 PM

                  Yes, got an email from them this past week that they were closing down.

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                    Little T. Jan 19, 2013 06:24 PM

                    WHAT? Say it ain't so?!!! I was just there not too long ago. Soooo good. WHY WHY WHY??

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                      RibDog Jan 19, 2013 07:19 PM

                      This is what it said in the email I got on Tuesday:

                      "Dear Patrons,

                      Blue Dog Po Boys has permanently closed. I would like to thank everyone for the support and kindness you have showed me over the last 9 months. I feel very fortunate to have met so many wonderful people and made so many friends. It was a wonderful experience and my only regret is that it ended too soon...

                      Wishing everyone lots of happiness and success in 2013.

                      Sincerely,

                      Franja"

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                        byrd Jan 20, 2013 01:22 AM

                        LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

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                          RibDog Jan 20, 2013 05:35 AM

                          True, but it would have helped to do more on the social media like Facebook and Twitter like I suggested. She could have posted more pictures and specials. But that is water under the bridge now.

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