Seafood Category

Long Lunch at the Chart House

In: 3 stars, Dinner, Lunch, Seafood

The experience It was our last day of vacation and we decided that we head to the Kemah Boardwalk as it is on the way home.  We tried to eat lunch in Galveston, but the restaurant we chose was closed so we headed on to Kemah.  When we arrived and parked, we ate at the [...]

The experience After a crazy night spent at the local urgent care center for Ogre’s awful migraine, which left me driving back and forth across the island with kids in tow and put me in bed at 5am, I awoke wondering if I’d be going to the spa as planned with Adrienne.  She decided that [...]

The experience We went to the Galveston aquarium today, which by the way, was awesome.  Against Ogre’s better judgement, we decided to head straight from there to dinner.  It was 5 o’clock and we thought it would be fun to take the ferry to Crystal Beach where there was a seafood restaurant that caught Adrienne [...]

The experience This afternoon and evening were busy (as usual).  My car needed new tires, so we dropped off my car in the afternnon, then I had to take Mina to hula class, which is all the way across town while Benji napped.  Our original plan was to meet somewhere like we usually do, but [...]

Good Stuff at The Fish Shack

In: 3 stars, Dinner, Lunch, Plano, Seafood

The experience We decided to stay in Plano for dinner tonight and after some discussion, we remembered that we’d been wanting to try.  This spot has been home to many restaurants over the years, but was originally a Long John Silver’s.  It seems as though it’s back to it’s roots, as it is now the [...]

The experience Yesterday, we asked Mina where she wanted to eat before her Kindergarten graduation.  This is where I made a parenting error.  I did not give her choices, I left it open-ended.  Her reply?  “Silver Fox Steakhouse.”  Wha??  Ogre and I tried to redirect to cheaper other restaurants.  No go.  Silver Fox Steakhouse.  Well, [...]

The experience After running a few errands and ending up in Fairview, we decided we’d eat in Allen for dinner.  We’ve always wonder about the bright pink restaurant that is set a little ways back in the Village shopping center and decided we’d try Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse.  The kids mentioned that they were “starving,” [...]

The experience So I have been threatening Grace that we would go to this one restaurant in Plano for quite some time.  It where the first Cici’s Pizza was.  The location has changed hands several times over the years.  The previous incarnation was some strange Mexican restaurant that had foil in the windows along with Christmas lights. [...]

The experience As I was lying in bed nauseated, better than previous, but still nauseated, I decided it would be fun for us to eat at Truluck’s.  After all, it is St. Patrick’s Day!  When I told Ogre my great suggestion, his first comment was, “Did you make reservations?”  Hmm, why would I need reservations?  [...]

The experience So I actually decide to plan ahead this evening.  I have to admit that this is one of the few times that email ads have worked on me.  I got an email to go to Joe’s Crab Shack on Valentine’s day for crab.  Sounded good and it beats the game of who can [...]

About Child's Plate chronicles our journey to find the perfect family restaurant. We are looking for restaurants with excellent food and a great attitude towards kids, even the whiny, cranky ones! We will be headed out to a different restaurant every single day to provide ourselves (and you) with some entertainment and good information about DFW area restaurants. We hope you will visit frequently and use our experiences to create some fun dining experiences of your own! Watch out, DFW, the Phipps family is going out to eat!

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