Does anyone have any suggestions for non-pretentious seafood in Denver? Seafood that's just good and not a trendy place to "see and be seen"?
I recently returned to Denver (after almost exclusively growing up in Denver area for the first 20+ years of my life) and realized that it's difficult to find good seafood in the area. I define good by a place that serves Seafood at "market prices" without an attitude.
I've tried the following places with some "complaints":
- Fresh Fish Company: Just a dated environment. I rememer going to this place when I was a kid and I don't think much has changed. Seafood seems OK but it felt a little. . .dare I say it. . .Sea Galley-ish? Just kidding. Quality was better than Sea Galley but the ambiance just isn't today's Denver.
- Oceanaire: Yikes! Does this place always smell sulfery? Once I walked in, I was turned off from getting any seafood due to the smell and I'm NOT that sensitive to things like this. Perhaps it was just an off night? Correct me?
- Ocean Prime: NEVER will I go back after the very horrible service we received. . .at the bar, nonetheless. I was also turned off by the sub-par crabcakes which they noted as a signature item on their menu.
I'm not trying to bash here. . .just trying to find a place where I can have good seafood (excluding sushi) without the attitude (and I don't mind paying the price for it).
Fresh Fish Company
7800 East Hampden, Denver, CO 80231