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Subject: fresh cobia availability at Florida Keys restaurants this Thursday
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Restaurants and City Guides
Asked by: ezt-ga
List Price: $10.05
Posted: 22 Mar 2005 08:37 PST
Expires: 28 Mar 2005 09:48 PST
Question ID: 498575
Where can I order fresh cobia on my upcoming trip to the Florida keys?
I will only have one meal available to seek out cobia - dinner on
Thursday, March 24, between 8 and 10pm. Cobia is a fish species
(Rachycentron Canadus) also known as lemon fish, ling, crab eater,
black salmon, sergeant fish, cobe, or black kingfish. Besides being
open and serving cobia, the restaurant options must be located on the
keys between Key West and Marathon, inclusive. Ideally, they have
received critical acclaim or positive reviews.

Clarification of Question by ezt-ga on 22 Mar 2005 14:10 PST
I am willing to accept answers up to 720pm EST, Thursday, March 25. At
that time, I will cancel this question, because it will be time to sit
down to the dinner in question.

Clarification of Question by ezt-ga on 22 Mar 2005 14:11 PST
Of course, in last clarification, I meant March 24.

Request for Question Clarification by omnivorous-ga on 24 Mar 2005 08:22 PST
EZT --

Called the Fish House this morning again: no cobia.  "They're seasonal
and we haven't had any for about a month," was the comment.  They do
have fresh yellow fin tuna.

By the way, sunset tonight's about 6:34 p.m. Miami time, if you're
planning dinner.  But the moon comes up at 5:42 p.m. and it's full, so
if you're planning that later dinner it still may be a spectacular

Bon appetit (and bon voyage too!)

And don't worry about answering the RFC.  I'm posting this in that
fashion because e-mail notification may work better this way.

Best regards,


Clarification of Question by ezt-ga on 28 Mar 2005 09:48 PST
Returned from trip. Cobia was finally found, as raw filets, at
Fishtail in Marathon, FL. At $10-11/lb, we bought them out. My
colleague cooked it that night and reported it to be, as expected, a
mild tasty fish.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: fresh cobia availability at Florida Keys restaurants this Thursday
From: omnivorous-ga on 22 Mar 2005 09:27 PST
Ezt --

Gar matey: any old pirate would tell you that there are no guarantees
in life and there are no guarantees that fresh cobia will be available
on Thursday.  When diving in Key Largo, I've often eaten at The Fish
House, a very nice bayside restaurant.  (The bayside is important
because that's where the sunset will be.) So I called them and they
said, "It depends on what comes in on the fishing boat."

So maybe this question is answerable early Thursday morning -- but
methinks that you'll be traveling in the Conch Republic by then.  It
would be un-buccanerlike, but you can call them before you depart on
the toll free line at 888-451-4665.

Here's my recommendation:
The Fish House, Key Largo:

Here's the :

Best regards,


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