Pier 1: Where you go when you need candles, throw pillows, or terra cotta frogs in seductive poses.
Pier 247: Where you go when you need fried oyster and crawfish nachos, catfish sloppy joes, or shrimp and bacon mac ‘n’ cheese.
Now open in an old service station building (including a hefty sized addition and a spacious patio), this seafood joint serves up plenty of deep-fried fishtasticness (and some healthier options, too).
On part of the menu, New Orleans meets Old Mexico in reinterpreted classics, including the blackened shrimp and crawfish quesadillas. Elsewhere, a typical triple-decker club sandwich gets a makeover with shrimp salad, bacon, and lump crab cake.
And though they offer a more traditional surf & turf experience with grilled sirloin and sautéed shrimp, you'll be ordering the 247 version, with a slab o’ chicken fried steak topped with creamy shrimp instead of gravy — all of it served with a pile of fried shrimp just for good measure.
Finally, a dish that pairs perfectly with a frozen hurricane.
In a casual fish house that fits its neighborhood even better.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Best Bets: Chicken-fried oyster BLT; Oyster Rockefeller soup; seafood enchiladas
Nearby: 303 Bar & Grill; Gloria's; Whitehall Exchange