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Old 09-10-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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I think it's time to get back to the chains!
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I grew up around freshwater lakes too but we never considered catfish and mud bugs to be sea food. The stuff from the Gulf was sea food.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Whataburger is a Southern gulf coastal chain. They may not have made it to the Carolinas yet, but they're here in south Alabama and the FL panhandle.
Whataburger tried to expand into Coastal Georgia a few years ago but they have all since been shut down.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I think it all comes down to White Castle vs. Krystal Burger.
Pretty much. I've personally never been able to tell a difference between the two. I think it comes down to whichever you grew up with.

The same could be said for Hardee's and Carl's Jr., though they're in fact the same chain just with two different names depending on which side of the country you are on.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Right, because Minnesota doesn't border the largest freshwater lake in the world in a region that contains 85% of the country's fresh water as well as the largest river on the continent and a good 15,000 inland lakes (plus thousands more in WI/MI). GTFO with your home state provincialism.
Fish out of a freshwater lake is NOT "seafood." It's fish. Seafood is fish PLUS shrimp, scallops, crab, lobster, clams, oysters, etc. Huge difference. Anybody who's been to the Coastal South knows what "real" seafood is. Nobody in the country does it better.

Now, let's discuss FAST FOOD FISH: I know that Long John Silvers is pretty widespread, but how about Captain D's? That's mostly a Southern chain, and IMO much better than LJS. Captain D's was recently acquired by a new company and launched a rebound, with remodeled restaurants, and a healthy new menu. It's not anything seafood purest are going to ingest, but it's still a pretty good meal for the price. I crave me some Captain D's fish, fries and hushpuppies on occasion.

Also, I see there are still a handful of Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips in the NYC area. I've eaten there once and it was horrible.

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Old 09-10-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I know that Long John Silvers is pretty widespread, but how about Captain D's? That's mostly a Southern chain, and IMO much better than LJS.
I hate the fish at both locations (that salty batter is nauseating), but the shrimp and everything else at Captain D's is indeed a better product. I honestly don't even understand how Long John Silvers is as popular as it is.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I hate the fish at both locations (that salty batter is nauseating), but the shrimp and everything else at Captain D's is indeed a better product. I honestly don't even understand how Long John Silvers is as popular as it is.
My dad, who passed away in February and was a huge shrimp eater, swore that Captain D's had the best shrimp he'd ever eaten. In his later years, he enjoyed nothing more than a dinner of crispy fried fantail shrimp, fries and Hushpuppies from the Captain.

As for the Captain D's / Long John Silvers comparison, my experience has been that the battered fish at LJS is less salty and greasy than Captain D's, but the rest of their menu is very subpar. In my area, most LJS restaurants are co-branded with Kentucky Fried Chicken, and all the menu items (except for the seafood) are KFC products.

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Old 09-10-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Great topic, newsboy!

I've wanted to try Captain D's since moving here, glad to hear the reviews are good. I've only had LJS once and I don't even remember what it was like.

I have had shrimp and poboys from Popeyes. Not bad if you're lucky to be in one that serves more than chicken.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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Are there Red Lobsters in the South? I don't know much about quantity of chains in my area simply because I don't really go to chains, especially seafood ones (to be honest they gross me out - I'd much rather head to a beach town and get seafood at a local place on/near the water) but it seems Red Lobster is one of the more prevalent seafood ones where I live. The only one I recognize that others have mentioned so far is Long John Silver's. I've vaguely heard of Arthur Treacher's, it sounds familiar, but I don't think I've ever seen one.
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