On Sunday, we ate at the 3 star DMN rated Fish on Fire in Addison and the food was barely mediocre. I had their house speciality "Mexican shrimp cocktail" which wasn't special, and the tilapia tacos, again weak and average tortillas, rice, slaw, and some bland tasting fish. My wife had a bowl of gumbo and hush puppies and ate NONE of it. Again, the gumbo was average and the hush puppies were the frozen, pre-formed logs.
I'll take the hit on picking this place because trying a new restaurant is always a roll of the dice (see Scott's CFS journey). Just like everybody has their neighborhood Mexican fave, I'm still looking for the same when it comes to affordable seafood restaurants. Why aren't there more choices like S&D Oyster Co (closed on Sunday) and Fish City Grill (when is it NOT crowded)? I like Pappadeux's but the portions are enormous and it can get pricey. It seems like most Dallas seafood restaurants fall into two categories: high end (Cafe Pacific, Oceanaire, McCormick and Schmick's, etc.) or the down home, pseudo fish house (Aw Shucks, Fish Bone, Hook, Line & Sinker, etc).
Anybody have any good recs?