Four months ago we moved out of San Antonio and relocated just outside of the big city. It is a much smaller town that does not have many restaurants, so when we are out and about we constantly have our eyes open for new places to eat.
Friday night we were almost kid free (still had our 2 year old), so we decided it was our night to go out to eat and think of ourselves for once. We drove down Highway 46 and watched out our windows for food establishments. After we drove past a bar, a small Mexican food restaurant and a Mcdonalds we suddenly came upon a seafood restaurant. This was where we landed and I am so glad!
The Reel Seafood House- House of Fauci's Review
This restaurant is in a cute building with a lovely cross on the side of it. The cross is the first thing I noticed when we pulled in and I absolutely loved it! The inside of the building is very clean, quaint and perfectly decorated. The front staff, back staff and manager were friendly, professional and helpful.
My husband and I love a restaurant that brings food before they take your order. The Reel Seafood brought us three pieces of bread that were each amazingly crunchy and fresh. SN- Before I could snap a picture, two pieces disappeared before my eyes. One more side note, beer is a must to enjoy the seafood experience.
My husband ordered Oysters as his appetizer. When they came out they looked beautiful! I have never had an oyster and one day want to try an oyster, but today was not that day; I just can't do it. My husband, however, is a pro at eating oysters. He ate all six and loved them. He said they were amazing and fresh.
My husband's main dish was Cajun Enchiladas which consisted of cheese enchiladas topped with shrimp, crawfish, tomatoes, and avocado in a cajun cream sauce and a side of rice and beans. My husband cleaned his plate and I had a couple of bites of it also. It had a tiny bit of spice, but nothing too overwhelming. The leftover enchilada sauce made the perfect dip for french fries.
I am always clueless as to what to order so I normally stick with what is simple and what I know. I rarely venture and try something new for fear of not liking it and wasting my money. On this day I ordered the Fried Catfish Platter along with one Stuffed Crab. This dish was good, however the catfish needed a bit more seasoning, so the lemon was a must. The french fries were amazing, but the stuffed crab was the best. The stuffed crab was tasty and fresh, it made my taste buds happy.
For people that visit from out of town and for those that are local, I highly recommend eating at The Reel Seafood House. Often times vacationers over look small town eateries especially if they are staying in a big city such as San Antonio or if they are tubing in New Braunfels. We will definitely be returning, but before I do I am going to study the online menu and pick something out of my norm.
Written by: Aimee Fauci