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 Best fresh seafood in Northwest Indiana

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Polish guy

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  • Joined: 4/13/2002
  • Location: Valparaiso, In., IN
Best fresh seafood in Northwest Indiana Thu, 02/9/06 11:29 AM (permalink)
I love fresh seafood, most of all clams, but can not find any great in my area, Northwest Indiana, can you help?

All the chains are the same. None are good, let alone great.

Please help.

What ever happened to the good old fish fries, held by bars, churchs, and lodges, where are they, in Northwest Indiana?
 
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    Forbidden Donut

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    • Joined: 6/24/2005
    • Location: Terre Haute, IN
    RE: Best fresh seafood in Northwest Indiana Thu, 04/13/06 2:48 PM (permalink)
    Seafood in NW Indiana pretty much consists of just Lake Perch and if you want great Lake Perch try either Miller Beach Cafe, Dicks, or Tiebels...Phil Schmits in Whiting has great perch and frog legs but I heard that they were not open anymore, its been awhile since I was up that way
     
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      GeoNit

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      • Joined: 7/17/2003
      • Location: Sewickley, PA
      RE: Best fresh seafood in Northwest Indiana Fri, 04/21/06 4:02 PM (permalink)
      Phil Schmits may be gove, Forbidden Donut, but Phil Smidt's is still frying . . .

      http://www.froglegs.com/
       
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        rbpalmer

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        • Joined: 4/2/2003
        • Location: washington, DC
        RE: Best fresh seafood in Northwest Indiana Mon, 04/24/06 10:26 AM (permalink)
        P.G., I feel your pain. Although I live in Washington, DC and have ready access to fresh seafood of all kinds, I often have to travel for my job, and I've discovered, the hard way, that ordering seafood at a restaurant that is not in the vicinity of an ocean is often an exercise in wishful thinking. I note that you're down on seafood at chain restaurants, and for the most part, I agree with you. Even if your local Dead (er, I mean Red) Lobster or Long John Silver were to have access to fresh, quality seafood, you would still be at the tender mercies of your preparer, who might not be any more knowledgeable about cooking than my teenaged son.

        There are, however, a couple of chains that specialize in fresh seafood at which I have dined very well on a number of occasions. The bad news is that they are expensive, and you're going to have to drive to Chicago or its suburbs to go to them. They are McCormick & Schmick ( http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.display&pageID=1 ) and Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen ( http://www.pappadeaux.com/ ). Both of these sites have restaurant locator functions that can guide you to the outlets that are closest to you. The views of myself and other posters about these places can be found in the following threads -

        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5373

        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12566
         
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