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Old 06-20-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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Hello all,

I have some people visiting the area, and they wanted to know if there were any good seafood feast places? I recommended Dirty Dicks and Watermans, although I have never been to either.

Can anyone offer any insight?
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:40 AM
 
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Seafood feast? If you mean buffet, Capt. Georges on Laskin Rd. is pretty good. Not necessarily the best quality, but pretty good and CRAB LEGS!
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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Yeah, I wasn't sure about what "seafood feast" meant. I agree that if you mean buffet, definately Captain George's (not to be confused with George's) on Laskin. Dirty Dick's is a tourist trap and I've never heard of Waterman's.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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Captain George's will be OK if your guests think that Ponderosa has good food.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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I was going to recommend Captain George's also.

While I've never eaten there, I've heard for a buffet seafood type of place, it's pretty good. You're not gonna get a 5 star dinner at a buffet seafood place.

Waterman's is good, but it's not a buffet.

The best thing to do is look in the coupon books and see what kind of places there are. YOu can also look on hamptonroads.com for reviews of different restaurants.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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Well, let me include their email as a window into their request.

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we want to go to a seafood restaurant that serves steamed crabs, etc. in a big pot and then you lay the food out on a big table and just eat them.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Crab eaters feel the pinch of new state restrictions | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

This year the local crab market has been terrible. If you find a restarant that offers such a thing, it would be very expensive. If they really want steamed blue crabs, go buy a bushel at a seafood market and pick'em in the backyard.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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Well, let me include their email as a window into their request.
I know what they're talking about. I also didn't see the oceanfront requirement. I take back the Capt. Georges suggestion (I've never been there but I had company last weekend who went there and said it was pretty good for a buffet).
If they want a cool, locals atmosphere, Chick's Oyster Bar is great, but expensive (also a little bit of a drive from oceanfront). Here's a link to their menu: Casting Off (broken link)
I was just there last night. They have a huge, new outside bar, where my husband and I drank beer and people watched for hours. If they want a cheaper, more touristy atmosphere, Dirty Dicks may be what they are looking for.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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I like Rockfish, though they don't have a buffet, they have a nice platter. Croakers has wonderful seafood as well and worth the price. It's normally 54 for two of us when we eat there, including a couple drinks.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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Crab eaters feel the pinch of new state restrictions | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

This year the local crab market has been terrible. If you find a restarant that offers such a thing, it would be very expensive. If they really want steamed blue crabs, go buy a bushel at a seafood market and pick'em in the backyard.
I have to 2nd this suggestion. I think you get a better deal this way anyway. Those AYCE (All You Can Eat) places waste a lot of crabs. We are originally from MD and got crabs recently at Bonnie & Sons on the corner of Upton Dr. and Princess Anne Rd. to eat at home and were very happy with them.
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