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Seafood restos in Richmond

Barbarella Sep 26, 2013 07:57 AM

Will be in town for one night beginning of November and am looking for a good seafood resto, possibly one that has an all you can eat crab legs too on the menu. will be staying downtown at Hilton Garden.

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    1Buckeye RE: Barbarella Sep 26, 2013 01:04 PM

    Richmond is not a great seafood town. One choice is the Hard Shell @ 1411 East Cary St. http://thehardshell.com/downtown/.
    One place I find truly exceptional, especially if you like oysters, is Rappahannock @ 320 E.Grace & 4th.http://www.opentable.com/rappahannock

    1. ccbweb RE: Barbarella Sep 28, 2013 01:22 PM

      1Buckeye nailed it. Only other suggestion I'd add is the Boathouse. http://boathouserichmond.com/rocketts...

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        1Buckeye RE: ccbweb Sep 28, 2013 02:28 PM

        Yep. Am aware of but haven't tried that one. Understand the Rockett's Landing restaurant on the James River is really scenic as well.

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        1Buckeye RE: Barbarella Sep 30, 2013 07:59 PM

        Have searched a little more because I am a seafood lover too. Live in Williamsburg but visit Richmond often. If you don't mind a 15-mile, drive Pescados in Midlothian is well reviewed and recommended for a Latin American / Caribean take on seafood. Haven't tried it, but will soon. Maybe other Richmond natives who have been there could weigh in http://www.pescadosseafood.com/wp-con... If you want to stay downtown, you have 3 good recommendations. Welcome to VA.

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          Janet from Richmond RE: 1Buckeye Oct 1, 2013 06:08 AM

          Pescados is "okay" at best. If you live close by and want a quick, week night meal, it works. I would not travel more than a couple of miles to eat there.

          1. re: Janet from Richmond
            jeanmarieok RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 2, 2013 03:27 AM

            The whole fish at Pescado's is one of my favorite things to eat in Richmond.

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