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Welcome to Ed’s Seafood Shed, Mobile, Alabama

“Oh my Mom is going to love this place!” I told AdventureMan as we entered Ed’s, a Mobile favorite.

He looked at me sideways.

“She can’t climb all those stairs,” he said, “But I will help you push the wheelchair up the ramp.”

LOL, it is a long way up. But it is worth the push. 🙂

When you get there, they bring you a bowl of cole slaw, and no wonder, it is really good, not too sweet, not too much mayonnaise, and just a little bit of bite. It quells those stomach rumbles while you look at the menu:

We always have to try the onion rings. We look for real onion rings, not processed pieces of onion reformed into identical rings, and we look for a light batter. These were wonderful:

And no. No, we are not supposed to be eating deep fried onion rings. You’ll notice there aren’t a lot, and each one was delicious. 🙂

AdventureMan had the Scallop Platter, and I had shrimp and scallops. We both had turnip greens. You’d think that would be healthy, wouldn’t you? They were SO delicious, but I am guessing it is because they were full of ham, and salt:

We always have to test the hush puppies, rate them on a scale. These were pretty good!

This is the condiment of the South, pepper vinegar:

And now, what you have been waiting for, what Ed’s Seafood Shack looks like:

It’s just like Kuwait and Qatar; once the heat eases up, we all want to eat outside. 🙂

The food is so delicious, we can’t go too often. We’re too tempted by those onion rings and those hushpuppies. But the prices are reasonable, the outside deck is comfortable, the view is great and it is close to the Battleship Museum in Mobile. We saw many people having desserts, huge desserts full of chocolate and whipped cream and by the grace of God, we were able to pass those up. Bon appetit!

Update 14 Nov: I got the nicest note from the people at Ed’s Seafood Shed, and I want to share it with you:

Hi! This is Barbara Bridges, owner of Ed’s Seafood Shed. I just read your post about your visit to Ed’s. Thank you very much for the nice comments! I am so happy you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. If you bring your Mom just call the front desk and my Manager will push her up the ramp for you.
(number for manager taken out by Intlxpatr in case they don’t want everyone calling them, LOL!)

Again thanks and hope to see you soon.

Barbara Bridges
Ed’s Seafood Shed

November 14, 2010 - Posted by | Adventure, Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Travel


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  2. Fried anything pretty much has my attention.

    Comment by Suwannee Refugee | November 14, 2010 | Reply

    • LLOOLL, but you have to admit, some fried is better than others. Fried onion rings with a big, thick batter, oh UGH! Light hush puppies with a little parsley, maybe tiny flecks of jalepeno, kernals of corn – oh YUMMM. And in between, a world of difference.

      Sigh. We are supposed to be avoiding fried. Sigh.

      Comment by intlxpatr | November 14, 2010 | Reply

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