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Old 07-14-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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By the same token, Terry's Turf Club has a following for their hamburgers such that you sometimes have a wait of two hours or more to place an order in person. Yet what they sell is "duplicated by dozens of operations at similar prices." There has to be something about Richie's to make their Linn St location in particular a hubbub of eager customers, especially on Fridays and in particular during Lent.
Were it not for being temporarily back under parental control during return visits to da Nati ("Those who have the car keys make the rules") I'd have already tried all these "ghetto" places to know the reasons for their appeal firsthand. Maybe someday!
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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By the same token, Terry's Turf Club has a following for their hamburgers such that you sometimes have a wait of two hours or more to place an order in person. Yet what they sell is "duplicated by dozens of operations at similar prices." There has to be something about Richie's to make their Linn St location in particular a hubbub of eager customers, especially on Fridays and in particular during Lent.
Were it not for being temporarily back under parental control during return visits to da Nati ("Those who have the car keys make the rules") I'd have already tried all these "ghetto" places to know the reasons for their appeal firsthand. Maybe someday!
Maybe they have a secret recipe for turning Tilapia into a mouth watering mild fish with a pleasing texture.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Maybe they have a secret recipe for turning Tilapia into a mouth watering mild fish with a pleasing texture.
I kinda thought you would be a Tilapia or Orange Rougy guy
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I kinda thought you would be a Tilapia or Orange Rougy guy
Nope, can't recall if I've ever had any Tilapia I actually enjoyed. Now I just avoid it. I will admit I do not like fishy fish, and therefore reduced myself to members of the whitefish family years ago. An occasional exception is a salmon steak or a swordfish steak, both of which I grill. Now when I go to the store I take a quick scan at the salmon and swordfish and then the cod. If the cod looks good I buy some, very versatile fish. If the cod does not look good it is another fish-less week.

When in areas of the country where fresh fish are available, increasingly fewer occasions today, I have always enjoyed the local variety. One of my all-time restaurants was a place on stilts to guard against flooding down along Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Their specialty was crab stuffed flounder and they served a ton of it. Anytime I had a reason to go to DC had to search the place out.

Another of my favorite places was Phil Smidt's in Hammond Indiana. Whenever I went to Chicago a group of us had to make a side trip there for dinner. The specialty, lake perch just fried in butter. The crowds used to ring the building multiple times. If you're good you do not have to be fancy.

Some of the best fish in my memory was from a trip to my inlaws in Cape Coral Florida. My FIL had bought a good sized boat and a next door neighbor of his said let's go fishing. Us Ohio boys just said OK, not knowing he meant out into the Gulf. We went to the market early, bought some new plastic trash cans and filled them with bags of ice. Also had to put some beer in with that ice. We went out about 30 miles into the Gulf, it is still shallow there. The FIL had gone all out and had a fish finder on the boat. Suddenly we ran into a school of grouper. Undoubtedly the best fishing I have ever experienced. Throw a line out and you have a fish. Reel him in and throw in with the ice, rebait the line and cast it. About the time it hits the water another fish. Never experienced anything like that in Ohio, even in the best of crappie season.

Once our recepticles were full we decided to head back to Cape Coral. Turns out the neighbor was also an expert with a fillet knife. He had those fish dressed down and filleted in nothing flat while I went to buy more ice. We had so much fish we went to the other neighbors and asked them to join in a fish fry. We rounded up charcoal grills and set them ablaze. Once we had beds of coals, began to put the grouper on.
That was absolutely some of the best tasting fish I have ever had, straight out of the Gulf.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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Fish is subjective. What you like I don't like. What are you looking for, a fish fillet served as a meal? Or a more casual environment like fish & chips or a fish sandwich.

I personally have always enjoyed the fish sandwich at Fox & Hound Bar & Grill. The portion is good and the fish well fried. So what you like in fish is personal.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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Not here to make any statement about best fish, just a comment.

I was at our local Kroger this afternoon and passed by the meat/fish department. Was very surprised to see they had 4 different varieties of Salmon on the ice pile. Of course I know they were all previously frozen, but even then 4 varieties. I will go back tomorrow and pick something out to grill for dinner. Can't pass that Salmon up, fresh or not.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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Fish is subjective. What you like I don't like. What are you looking for, a fish fillet served as a meal? Or a more casual environment like fish & chips or a fish sandwich.

I personally have always enjoyed the fish sandwich at Fox & Hound Bar & Grill. The portion is good and the fish well fried. So what you like in fish is personal.

How bout fishsticks? Or Captain Ds??
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: 45237
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How bout fishsticks? Or Captain Ds??
I'm not positive that fish sticks are really fish. As for Captain D's, I like the flavor but it's to greasy.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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By the same token, Terry's Turf Club has a following for their hamburgers such that you sometimes have a wait of two hours or more to place an order in person. Yet what they sell is "duplicated by dozens of operations at similar prices." There has to be something about Richie's to make their Linn St location in particular a hubbub of eager customers, especially on Fridays and in particular during Lent.
Were it not for being temporarily back under parental control during return visits to da Nati ("Those who have the car keys make the rules") I'd have already tried all these "ghetto" places to know the reasons for their appeal firsthand. Maybe someday!
I totally disagree with you, Terry's Turf Club is a pretty unique place, where are these dozen or so places with similar experiences? Bobby Flays at the casino might come close as it's a hamburger centric restaurant. Speaking of fish Terry's cod sandwich is absolutely amazing.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:01 AM
 
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We haven't been there in a while, but The Crooked Nail Pub on Rt 42 always had great fish and Chips.
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