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Best sea food restaurant in WV.

A classic Hoppieism.

How anyone can post in a thread after one of those (other than to comment on it like I am) is beyond my capacity to understand.

I ain't got the guts to do it.

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ya gotta admit the cheddar bay biscuits are artery clogging good!! You know, the ones the fill you up with so you dont eat many shrimp
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Best sea food restaurant in WV.

A classic Hoppieism.

How anyone can post in a thread after one of those (other than to comment on it like I am) is beyond my capacity to understand.

I ain't got the guts to do it.

I liked that comment too, and suspected sarcasm (WV not a place one would travel to for seafood) but couldn't be certain.  :)

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Best sea food restaurant in WV.

A classic Hoppieism.

How anyone can post in a thread after one of those (other than to comment on it like I am) is beyond my capacity to understand.

I ain't got the guts to do it.

I liked that comment too, and suspected sarcasm (WV not a place one would travel to for seafood) but couldn't be certain.  :)

Not to many years ago there was a damn fine sea food restaurant in down town Charleston, WV. It was called Generals Seafood and was nothing fancy, but the food was really good, and more than fairly priced. Sadly it burned down and never reopened :(

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When we lived on the Cape, we used to go up to Plymouth once in a while to the Mayflower, (imagine that name in Plymouth) fish market/restaurant. It was right out on the pier. You couldn't get the fish any fresher. The restaurant was cafeteria style. A nice place for a good meal. We went back there a few years ago to eat and in it's place was a Weathervane. What a let down. :down:

If you want a nice place for seafood on Plymouth harbor, try Isaac's. its about a two minute walk from the Mayflower and over looks the harbor. It's on the second floor over a cheap souvigner shop. Great views of the water and my all time favorite place for fried clams. Prices are reasonable and the menu has all you could ask for.

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When the only other seafood restaurant around is Joey's Seafood fastfood oil, I will choose Red Lobster. They had a crab lover's deal a couple weeks ago, don't take it. Spend the cash for King crab.

The only way we get fresh seafood here is to buy live and that is not cheap. Many moons ago, I went with Loren on a 500 mile drive to visit with him for a week. I had a taped unmarked box in my "luggage" and he interrogated me about that box for 6 hours. There were 4 1.5lb live lobsters, 3lbs of monster size tiger shrimp and 3lb of live mussels in that box. This Nova Scotian had not had seafood in 10 years. He sprayed my face and chest with tomalley, he cracked that first lobster so hard and fast.

Best money I ever spent, I never left his house. :<img src=:'>

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He sprayed my face and chest with tomalley,

On any other site that would get some serious grabassery going but we are a step above any other site :D

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I wonder if some Red Lobster restaurants are better than others. My MIL wanted us to go to Red Lobster a couple weeks ago and it was, as it has been for the past several visits, bad. I always swear I'll never go back and my wife always twists my arm to try it for her mother just one more time.

The thing is, I remember going to Red Lobster 35+ years ago and thought it was outstanding. In fact, I thought it was good until about the last 10 or 12 years. Either it has gotten much worse over the years, or my many trips to the land of excellent seafood has just changed my taste, or some Red Lobsters just have much better chefs than ours.

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I haven't been to a RL in a long time, but someone who was apparently relatively high up their sales ranks (I forget exactly but an Executive VP of Sales or something along those lines) spoke at a leadership conference I attended.  Ironically, he spoke about customer service.

Anyyyyway, he swears that if you call the Red Lobster 'hotline' / corporate office and complain about your visit, without fail, they will send you a $50 gift card. Without investigating it at all, or looking into it one bit. They pay you to be quiet and go back to the restaurant. He claims he knew of several customers of RL that literally called weekly, regardless of the quality of their meal or service that week, and every week were given a gift card to return. So, they were basically eating there every week for free.

Seemed a little bit far fetched for me, but I didn't even have the interest to try it and go eat there, even for free. But if anyone is interested. Give it a whirl and let me know how it turns out.

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Best sea food restaurant in WV.

A classic Hoppieism.

How anyone can post in a thread after one of those (other than to comment on it like I am) is beyond my capacity to understand.

I ain't got the guts to do it.

I liked that comment too, and suspected sarcasm (WV not a place one would travel to for seafood) but couldn't be certain.  :)

WV is not the place for Chinese food either……..at least it wasn’t 25 years ago when I used to ski Snowshoe.  I remember being pleasantly surprised to find a “Chinese” restaurant in a small rural town on the way home.  I suspected we were in trouble when a local came to our table and asked “what’l yall have?”  It was confirmed when the food arrived, seemingly straight from a La Choy can.

Which, at risk of straying from the thread, reminds me of another rural WV memory.  A buddy and I were riding our motorcycles to the coast through the night.  Unfamiliar, curvy, poorly marked WV roads are fun in the daytime, challenging on a pitch black night, and downright dangerous in a driving downpour.  We were relieved to see a flashing neon “Motel-Vacancy” light appear out of the rainy darkness outside a small town in the middle of nowhere.  It was quickly obvious this was a no-tell motel, they had hourly rates and the counter was behind a one way mirror.  They only had rooms with one bed, and being young and broke, we only took one.  A gnarly hand of an old woman with a cigarette inflicted growl of a voice slid out from underneath the mirror to take our money.  As we headed for our room, we heard her snarl “Hey, you guys make sure you don’t stain the sheets, use a towel.”  The fact that we both were wearing leather chaps probably didn’t help.

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I like Red Lobster. There are not very many places in MT you can get a live Maine Lobster. It's pretty hard to screw up lobster.
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Best sea food restaurant in WV.

A classic Hoppieism.

How anyone can post in a thread after one of those (other than to comment on it like I am) is beyond my capacity to understand.

I ain't got the guts to do it.

I liked that comment too, and suspected sarcasm (WV not a place one would travel to for seafood) but couldn't be certain.  :)

I sell quite a bit of seafood directly to clients  (distributors and resturants) in eastern WV.  All of it delivered within 24 hours of coming out of the water with most of it arriving sooner than that. What they do with it after it's delivered I have no idea, but it is quite fresh when it arrives.  

RL is a successful chain though I wouldn't eat there.

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