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Old 09-16-2008, 05:01 AM
 
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What is the best seafood restaurant in San Antonio and why
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:21 AM
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Fred's. Great parking!
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:56 AM
 
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I like Crabby Jacks on I-10. Service is slow, prices are cheap, laid back, not fancy... but the food is OMG amazing! They have these cajun crab legs that are the best I've had in my life!!
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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I love Clear Springs. Their shrimp and catfish are fantastic!
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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Try Water Street Oyster Bar! Prices are a little above average but not expensive (more than Joe's Crab Shack or what used to be Barnicle Bill's). I love the food there and the staff is outstanding. I recommend the Shrimp Picayne. (Warning it is spicy but dip the bread in the sauce and you will love it too). And of course if you love raw oysters, there is no better place in San Antonio!
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:32 AM
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I second the Shrimp Picayune at Water Street. You can order it as an appetizer, as well, but you'll be sad when it runs out. I've only had it in Corpus, but I would guess it's the same here.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Default Sea Island

On just pure quality of the seafood. I will have to say Sea Island. I don't care for the atmosphere and 99% of their customers are on social security. But as far as quality and consistancy...you can not beat their seafood. I have relatives from East Coast and Great Lakes area...and they all love eating at Sea Island when they come to town. That place is always packed, it has always been packed...I remember back in the 70's...there was always a 2 hour wait and that wasn't even during lent. And as they built more locations...there was always a long wait to eat there. Long wait only means one thing...the food is that good.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:51 AM
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This is a topic that comes up frequently. Here are some other San Antonio threads discussing seafood restaurants.

Family friendly seafood restaurants?
Fish Tacos
Boiled Crawfish
Fish N Chips?
Anyone know of good fish tacos anywhere?
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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I'd second the Sea Island recommendation - not for atmosphere but food.

When they have a whole broiled red snapper or flounder for about 12 bucks, it's a deal than can't be beat. You can spend a fair bit more for snapper at other places that isn't as good.

I also like the Dry Dock on Fredericksburg near the Med School for fried oysters - not a fancy place but that's a good plate.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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I'd second the Sea Island recommendation - not for atmosphere but food.

When they have a whole broiled red snapper or flounder for about 12 bucks, it's a deal than can't be beat. You can spend a fair bit more for snapper at other places that isn't as good.

I also like the Dry Dock on Fredericksburg near the Med School for fried oysters - not a fancy place but that's a good plate.
What is it about Sea Island? I find their food to be really salty and nothing else. I would much rather eat at Rudy's Seafood. Yum!
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