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Old 09-27-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Landry's Seafood is going to become a Claim Jumper Restaurant.

ABQ Landry?s Seafood will become Claim Jumper Restaurant - Albuquerque Business First
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Oddly enough, I know very few people who will be sad to see Landry's go. Too many bad dining experiences for too many dollars spent was the consensus.

Claim Jumper will probably do ok there. To the uninitiated, take a Red Lobster and replace the seafood with beef stew and the harbor theme for an old west mining theme. It's not going to be much (if at all) cheaper than Landry's.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Many years ago, my wife and I ate at a Landry's in southern Louisiana every time we would travel through that region. It was outstanding every time we were there. We couldn't wait for the one to open in Albuquerque. After two trips that first year, we never went back. Maybe they should have hired people from southern Louisiana to do the cooking...

We'll give Claim Jumper a shot...at least once...
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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I used to love Claim Jumper back when I lived in SoCal... then they got rid of their awesome salad bar.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Mojave Desert, Southern California
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Claim Jumper is great. It's certainly one of the higher quality chain restaurants... I would put it close to, if not right up there with Cheesecake Factory.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Landry’s, Inc., founded and owned by 56 year old Tilman J. Fertitta operates more than 450 restaurant, hotel, casino and entertainment destinations in the United States as well as some overseas locations. Looks like he owns "Landry's Seafood" as well as "Claim Jumper" and about 37 other restaurants...

The "Landry's Seafood" here in ABQ was recommended to us by others when they first opened. We went twice, and they were OK maybe good. A bit crowded, was my main complaint.

We probably try the new place.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Looking for good seafood in New Mexico is like looking for good green chile in California.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Looking for good seafood in New Mexico is like looking for good green chile in California.
Having looked for all of the above in both places, this is my experience in terms of how difficult they were, from easiest to hardest:

Good Green Chile in New Mexico
Good Seafood in New Mexico
Good Green Chile in California
Good Seafood in California

The California I spent time in gets almost all of its seafood from places that aren't California; they don't grow lobsters there or get farm-raised salmon from there. It's just a slightly more expensive version of what we have in NM. Sure you can head out to a pier and go crabbing, but that's not where your crab comes from in the store or the restaurant.

Hatch ships a lot of green chile to California and it can be had there.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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Zoidberg, I like your posts because you speak the truth . . . until today.

I lived in the Bay Area for a long time and celebrated Christmas Eve every year by preparing cioppino for my family. Highlight was going to the local Asian market to buy live crab and tilapia. My kids used to get upset, because they'd semi adopt the crabs and were indignant when told it was time to put the crustaceans in a pot of boiling water.

I also ate a lot of sushi. It always seemed very fresh to me.

I'll give you one caveat: it's been 10 years since I've been back to San Francisco for seafood.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Zoidberg, I like your posts because you speak the truth . . . until today.
Thanks for the compliment?

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I'll give you one caveat: it's been 10 years since I've been back to San Francisco for seafood.
Unfortunately, not everyone in California lives in San Francisco or even all that close; 10 years changes a lot of things, as well.
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