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rick's seafood, mahopac

vinouspleasure | | Jul 21, 2012 11:52 AM

we've decided to explore mahopac restaurants, 25-30 minutes from where we live. Rick's is a seafood shop by day that serves its wares for lunch and dinner. We started with asian influenced fried calamari with a wasabi dipping sauce and it was great. I had the horseradish crusted sea bass, the fish was pristine, perfectly cooked and the crust provided a nice counterpoint to a fish I too often find blandly prepared. My daughter had a couple of lobster rolls, the lobster was interestingly spiced, again, tasted as fresh as fresh could be. Finally, my wife had the king salmon, also very well prepared.

Prices seem high for sitting in a fish store, but they've done a nice job in creating a nautically themed eating area, the service was friendly and it's byob which, if you're having wine, makes it a bargain. Comparing it to the ocean house in croton, the cooking is a little finer at OH but the selection and portion size is larger at rick's. Definitely worth the drive, we plan to be back, and often.