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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dive Expedition: Fish Shack

If a little tiny local place that you've driven by for years is named "Best seafood shack outside of New Orleans," you have an obligation to try it out.

At least that's what I think. So that's why Kelly and I went to the Fish Shack in Plano for dinner.

It is tiny and the lines can get long - always a good sign. And there are signs telling you not to grab a table until after you order.

Tables are simple, no frills. Paper towels, every different condiment that you could want - from standard hot sauce to Tabasco to malt vinegar. Plus saltines. Nice.

We ordered a fried basket to share. The fried goods were crisp-tender and not greasy. Yum. The tarter sauce, always an important element for me, was delicious. The fries were ok, but not a style that I prefer. I like thin-crisp fries, these were fat-tender. To each their own.

We also ordered a side of hush puppies. Yum-o. I'd order those again.

Would we go back? Yes - even though street construction in front makes it extremely difficult to get into the parking lot.  Fish Shack isn't the place to go for Cajun cooking, so it's not the best seafood that I've had outside of New Orleans.

However, it is a great place to get a good order of fried catfish and hushpuppies...East Texas style. We've had a hard time finding that since our favorite place in Noonday, Red Acker's, closed. Problem solved. Thanks, Fish Shack!

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