Sunday, February 1, 2015

Friends & Lubbers

Bishop Arts welcomes seafood restaurant Pier 247


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.

Pier 247
247 W. Davis St., Bishop Arts Dist.
(214) 948-3232

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Best Bets: Chicken-fried oyster BLT; Oyster Rockefeller soup; seafood enchiladas
Nearby: 303 Bar & Grill; Gloria's; Whitehall Exchange

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