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“Lack of parking makes me question going back” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flounder's Chowder House

Flounder's Chowder House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Lack of parking makes me question going back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Nice staff and very good food. Prices are typical of a tourist hot spot but not unreasonable. The parking kills it for me. You can spend 15 minutes looking for a parking spot.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Flounders and snappers and Crabs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

So, living on the beach, the area is strangely a little short on unfried seafood places. Flounders supplies, of course, fried seafood, but also, (along with likewise McGuire's owned Crabs,) fresh snapper most of the time... I've eaten the snapper grilled at Flounders and Crabs probably 30 times, and only twice had a less than excellent piece of fish, hot, fresh and delicate as snapper ought to be, a squeeze of lemon and otherwise only salt and pepper..delicious. Steaks are good, other things are "McGuires sized" and almost comical... try the Seafood Nachos.

It's a fantastic change from the ubiquitous grouper... which is apparently swimming around all the restaurants here (and which on one of the 2 bad days, they tried to pass off as the Snapper), and it's generally better than what the Grand Marlin does on the occasions it does have Snapper. BTW Have Tried to "track" my tagged fish from the ocean on the internet as described, but failed!! But it is still fresh and good.
Great clam chowder too.
Also beautiful Sunday mornings, outside, gulf front at Crabs... you can surprisingly almost always get a table on the Gulf and get nice brunch stuff.. good eggs benedict (or crab benedict) and of course... the snapper! Other seafood.. well it's fried or snow crab like at a chinese buffet.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Joplin, Missouri
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This place was amazing! The food was worth the price. I recommend the fried pickles as the appetizer & the shrimp boat. For the daring individual order their famous Diesel Fuel drink made with 4 liqueurs @ the same time. We will be revisiting this place even of its just for a drink.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cstx
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good party place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We all went here on a late Saturday night, and it was a good time. They had a pretty awesome band playing, it was a lot of fun. They have some special drinks called diesels, they will get you drunk quick. I would say late at night this probably is not the place for someone in their 40s- 50's. Kind of a spring break feel to it. Awesome place. I did not dine in so I can't speak for the food. Think its fine for families during the day and early night.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Good food and decent price for seafood. We always eat here when we come done. Fun place to watch people play volleyball on the beach.

Visited April 2014
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