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Foodie’s Seafood Reviews2018-01-03T18:54:45-05:00

Foodie’s Seafood Reviews

Read our reviews of local restaurants and see if they have what it takes to be BonafID

Hokkaido

If you're a fan of buffets, then you've probably heard of Hokkaido’s, especially in you live in or around the Metro East. This place truly offers a little bit of everything in hopes of pleasing even the most discerning of patrons, even going so far as hosting a hibachi that runs every day during business hours. The fact that the hibachi service is included in the price of the buffet and not as an additional charge does seem to be quite a selling point to most, as I myself have heard exclaimed a time or two. Like most places that I review, it doesn't seem like much when you drive by, but when you do take notice of it, it does make for an interesting meal destination. The sign itself advertises for steak, sushi and seafood all located within, and if you are a fan of any of the options, [...]

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Mike Shannon’s Grill

Sports, baseball and the Saint Louis Cardinals were my first thoughts when I was invited to go to Mike Shannon's Grill. Looking at it the location from the outside though, those were the last words that came to mind just from first glance. What I initially saw in terms of the restaurant reminded me nothing of baseball, but instead of upscale luncheons and nice boutiques all within walking distance of one another. The outside of Mike Shannon's is an unassuming brick facade with a simple yet elegant title above, and a gorgeous patio area to the side. I found myself thinking less of sports and more of relaxation as I began walking closer. Inside the restaurant, I was greeted by gorgeous wood paneling accents and lovely dark blue paint that complimented nicely with the natural light that was flowing through the large windows. As we were greeted by a hostess and [...]

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Seafood by Crushed Velvet

Don't judge a book by its cover. It's a phrase that has been tried, tested and proven throughout the ages, and I found myself thinking of this particular idiom when I first encountered the restaurant known as Seafood by Crushed Velvet. I had looked at some reviews prior to trying this restaurant, and I'd be lying if I said it looked like a place that would provide an unforgettable dining experience upon first glance, but luckily for myself and my dining companion, that's exactly what happened. When I first came to the location I was supposed to be at, I originally thought I had made a wrong turn, because the awning above the restaurant actually advertised for a different restaurant. Le Sweet Caffe is a restaurant that, from what I understand, was known for its coffees and brunch-type items and I knew that was the opposite of what I was [...]

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Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill

When you think of the Blues Brothers, what's the first thing that you think of? It might be Chicago, where the movie was filmed, or a Blues-type bar where the music makes the club itself well known. What if I told you, there's a restaurant right inside of Edwardsville called Gulf Shores Bar and Grill that not only has amazing likenesses of both of the Blues Brothers, but that they actually encourage you to take pictures with them? I myself was pleasantly surprised upon first seeing the restaurant, as both Blues Brothers grace the front as quite realistic statues situated out front, both in quite relaxed positions with a spot in the middle reserved for anyone that loves selfies or is looking for a good "photo-op" to send back to the family. The Blues Brothers isn't the only thing that is surprisingly amazing about this restaurant either. When you first [...]

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ChinaTown

What's the first thought that comes to mind when you think of a buffet? For me, it is a copious amount of people, trays of food half served and waiting in lines to eat in hopes that the dish you noticed when you first came in will still have food left. As you can probably tell from my viewpoint, I am not the world's biggest fan of buffets by a long shot. With all of this being said, I would like to offer a review of a recent visit to a buffet that somewhat changed my long held views. Recently, I had the opportunity to a visit a restaurant quite a bit out of the way of my normal route. This particular place is located in Litchfield, Illinois and it is a quaint buffet style restaurant that goes by the name of Chinatown. Given the generic name and the somewhat [...]

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Shoguns

Recently two members of our BonafIDcatch team, myself included, had the pleasure of dining at a local restaurant in Alton known as Shogun. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly and offered a choice between dining at the hibachi or dining at a table in a separate room. We chose the Hibachi, as we were looking forward to the experience and entertainment that was sure to be a part of our lunch excursion. As we were being led to our chairs at the Hibachi we couldn't help but to notice the overall cleanliness of the restaurant and before we knew it, we found ourselves at a table that was lit up in the color blue thanks to the lights that ran all the way around our designated seating area. It was subtle but elegant all at the same time and complemented the calm atmosphere quite well. Shortly after being seated, [...]

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