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GShock's picture

A while back (as in a WHILE back, over a year/year & a 1/2 ago) there was a link to a web site that would show personal reviews of restaurants. You would put in the name of the city you were planning to visit, and others would talk about places they had eaten, whether they were big name affairs or little holes in the wall.

My sibs and I are planning on meeting in Corpus Christi the first week of October. I myself was in CC a year ago May, by myself, and didn't venture to far from my hotel at night, but with others along.....

I would like to find a moderatly priced seafood restaurant, near the water. I googled Corpus and restaurants and one of the first (very poor) reviews was Pier 99. We are going to be staying at a Best Western on the T-head. I know my gang will be willing to drive, to get to someplace we can enjoy, so driving down to Padre Island isn't out of bounds.

I searched on FC using restaurant travel, but either I don't know how to search properly, or I wasn't finding what I was looking for.

Any ideas?

GenE

sally ryan's picture

(post #52807, reply #1 of 9)

What if you try searching Corpus Christi on Tripadvisor?  As well as hotel reviews, they have restaurant reviews and a forum where you can ask questions like this.


I use that site for all things travel related.  Have a great trip!

Rae's picture

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Gary's picture

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http://chowhound.chow.com/
http://www.yelp.com/locations?return_url=%2Fhome

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

ashleyd's picture

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As ever with reviews you have to be careful (and somewhat cynical) when reading them, who the reviewer is (along with their personal likes, dislikes and foibles) is almost as important as what they say. I've found the reviews on chowhound to be a particularly mixed bag, often with more "attitude" than enlightenment.


Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Gary's picture

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"often with more "attitude" than enlightenment"

Unfortunately, that's the American way these days.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Risottogirl's picture

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often with more "attitude" than enlightenment.


Is that ever the truth around here!!


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Adele's picture

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No kidding on the attitude.  It's pretty sad.  

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

FL.Cook's picture

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I used Chowhound South a few years ago, and got some wonderful restaurants for Orlando that were recommended by people living there. Give it a try.

Carole

Carole
GShock's picture

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Chowhound (mixed bag and all) is what I was looking for.

You'd think my siblings would be more careful about letting me be involved in planning a trip.

Last year, we went to San Antonio. We had visited our maternal grandmother who lived there, often while growing up. I wasn't sure any of us were interested in the tried and true zoo, and having recently started hiking, I told them that if they didn't come up with a specific plan, I had hiking sticks and wasn't afraid to use them.

They didn't suggest anything specific, so I said I had always wanted to explore the aqueduct. We wound up touring the aqueduct historical site, and hiking into some back fields where an archeological dig was going on.

None of us are fishermen, but do you suppose there is some sort of boat tour we might see about taking?

GenE