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Way Better than Red Lobster

19 August 2008 696 views 8 Comments

IMG_3948If you have ever visited Louisiana, enjoy seafood, or like your dinner fresh, simple, and delicious, you must check out Quality Seafood on Airport Boulevard.

Those who took a peek at their web site should know that the place is in no way fancy or upscale. It’s three businesses in one, really — a fresh seafood market, restaurant, and down ‘n dirty oyster bar. It’s open Monday through Saturday.
IMG_3945The first time I experienced Quality Seafood was with a group of local swing dancers who invited me to come check out a performance of Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies. I also had crawfish for the first time ever. I grew up in Maryland, not Louisiana, so I’d take a crab feast over a crawfish boil any day but it was a unique experience.
Last Thursday, I came back with Rick and enjoyed the special of the day…but I can’t remember what it was. Bad food blogger! Anyway, here is a picture of my piece of grilled fish, steamed broccoli, mac ‘n cheese, and a huge hunk ‘o cornbread. I washed it all down with a $2 Lonestar. The mac ‘n cheese was made with spaghetti — but that didn’t stop me from eating the whole thing! With most meals, you can choose your sides and they also have a huge menu. It would be fun to come here with a group and order a whole mess of goodies to share.
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I was planning on ordering something fresh from this guy to take home but we ended up finishing our dinner after the market had closed. Head over to Quality Seafood soon and invite me to come along.
Specials to reel ‘em in (6-9 p.m.):
Monday — Chesapeake-style King Crab for $12.99/lb.
Tuesday — $2 Seafood Tacos and $2 Draft Beer
Wednesday — 25¢ Peel ’n Eat Shrimp from 6-9 PM.
Thursday — $2 Lone Star and New Orleans-style boiled crawfish for $5.99/lb.

Quality Seafood is located at 5621 Airport Boulevard on what the Statesman has referred to as “Real Food Row.”

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  • Anonymous

    Dear foodtouring blogger,
    You’re a cutie pie! I’m officially inviting you to Quality Seafood.
    -RedLobsterFan

  • double tonic

    $2 taco Tuesdays are the shiz! Great post, JB!

  • Lindsay

    This looks so fun Jodi, you always find the coolest Austin restaurants! I’m always looking for delicious Red Lobster alternatives, so name the date and I’ll be there! The apron adventures readers have a right to know :)

  • mister sandwich

    Suggestion for an upcoming tour:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/546960

  • Sara Ballon

    I also love AQS. The freshest fried fish in Austin, I think. And who doesn’t love fried fish??? Will you go to the Frisco and check it out for me, foodblogger????

  • Jodi

    Thanks for the suggestions Mister Sandwich and Sara! I definitely want to check out the new Frisco very soon.

  • ivette

    For nearly three years, I have driven past this place on my way to work, and I have yet to pull over and walk on in. The time has come. Thanks, JB

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