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Old 06-19-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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Try the basil fish nuggets (tilapia, I believe) or basil shrimp, both with 3 peppers and onions at Thai Dee on Blanco, very delicious. Also, there's a funky little restaurant under new management that's now called Pipo's on Hildebrand Ave. between San Pedro and Blanco (closer to Blanco)...haven't tried much there but their sopa especial de pescado is worth a try (they have 2 kinds of huge seafood soups, one Acapulco-style (milder) with clear fish broth and vegetables and the other is rojo--red and spicy without veggies). I really recommend the spicy--it's loaded with flavor and not really hot. Lots of shrimp, mussels, squid, tilapia, smelts, etc.--very tasty and enough for 2 for $9.99.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Default Questions about Sandbar

for dvlpr and jwebtx ~

I'm really wanting to go to Sandbar. Have read some reviews and they all say "casual", but can you elaborate on it? (Since "casual" can mean a WIDE range of attire options in SA. ) Like, for guys ~ khaki's and button down shirt, or black pants and guayabera, or jeans and t-shirt? (I'm assuming that a jacket is not required???)

Also, most reviews so that they don't take reservations. Is it typically hard to get in on a Friday or Saturday night, since it's so small?

And finally, any other "insider tips"? Anything we should definitely order?

TIA!!!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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for dvlpr and jwebtx ~

I'm really wanting to go to Sandbar. Have read some reviews and they all say "casual", but can you elaborate on it? (Since "casual" can mean a WIDE range of attire options in SA. ) Like, for guys ~ khaki's and button down shirt, or black pants and guayabera, or jeans and t-shirt? (I'm assuming that a jacket is not required???)
No, you can't go braless!
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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No, you can't go braless!
HA!!!!! Very funny Mr. FCF!!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Default I do like the Bass Pro Shop Restaurant

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Try this place:
Home - Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant - As Fresh As You Can Get! | Bass Pro Shops

It's inside the Bass Pro Shop at the Rim and I've heard it's very good.

Thanks for reminding me about this place. We do like this one, as well. I guess we have tried many others I haven't remembered. Actually think this one is tops (we actually agree on).

~Stacey
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Smile 2 new to add to my collection :)

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Papadeaux, Water Street Oyster, Boudro's & Wildfish are the best in the city

Ok, Papadeux we know (and it's good, but looking for different); Water Street I like and thought it was rather unique to Texas, so I have taken him there (he is new to Texas, from New Mexico), but he didn't like it. We need to try Boudros and Wildfish. Thanks for the recommendations.

~Stacey
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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Smile Thanks for the Mexican Seafood recommendation

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You and the other posters have named most of the better places I've been to, but there are a lot of "out of the box" choices.. Great Mexican seafood a Ernestos, you might try the Kung Pao lobster at FORMOSA GARDENS, or the oyster pancake at KIKU GARDEN, plus I'm sure others could recommend choices at other non-seafood restaurants.

For taste and price, I have always liked SEA ISLAND, they do have a lot of fried food, but be sure to try the whole fish dishes, and the lemon pepper shrimp

...Will have to try Ernesto's...I rather enjoy that style of Mexican, just didn't know where was good for it. I know a really good Mexican Seafood place in Fort Worth (La Playa Maya).

Thanks,
Stacey
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: SATX
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Sandbar sounds awesome. Honestly, I have never heard of it, I guess I am living in a shell (Ha!). Definately want to check that one out. Thanks for the recommendation. I actually would prefer to go to local establishments (i.e. non chain), so this sounds perfect.

~Stacey
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The Big Easy on Randolph has a crab broil New Orleans style every Saturday
Is this year-round or just during crab season?

I never see anyone at this restaurant (although I don't take Randolph also, but do use it as a shortcut sometimes when 35 is backed up), so I'm glad to hear about this.
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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for dvlpr and jwebtx ~

I'm really wanting to go to Sandbar. Have read some reviews and they all say "casual", but can you elaborate on it? (Since "casual" can mean a WIDE range of attire options in SA. ) Like, for guys ~ khaki's and button down shirt, or black pants and guayabera, or jeans and t-shirt? (I'm assuming that a jacket is not required???)

Also, most reviews so that they don't take reservations. Is it typically hard to get in on a Friday or Saturday night, since it's so small?

And finally, any other "insider tips"? Anything we should definitely order?

TIA!!!!
It's definitely "SA casual" - shorts would even be okay. As far as how busy it will be, you should be fine. Most of the time, you won't have to wait. But if you have a big party (more than 4) it might be tough. It's a very small place.

I know this isn't helpful, but everything I've ever had had been really nice. Depends on what you're in the mood for (crudo/raw, soup, oysters, etc.). With the exception of the two soups (lobster bisque and blue crab chowder), everything is raw or cold.

Usually, you can order a "hot" dish from Le Reve. But it depends on how busy the kitchen is, and it's expensive (45 dollars or more).
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