Houston, Here Are 7 Seafood Sandwiches to Help You Survive Lent

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Lent never tasted so good.
One Friday down, seven more to go. This past week, the 40 days of Lent began. For many, it's a time of prayer, atonement and -- most important for the purposes of this article -- meat-free Fridays. This can be quite difficult, especially in a city where fantastic burgers, juicy fried chicken and pork-stuffed-everything are tempting you at every turn.

But have no fear, Houston! These seven drool-worthy seafood sandwiches will have even the most meat-centric of us forgetting that this is a time of sacrifice:

1. Lobster Roll
Where to get it: Maine-ly Sandwiches

Maine-ly Sandwiches' owner, Buddy Charity, hails from Biddleford, Maine, so right off the bat you know the shop's lobster rolls are legit. Another reason? Charity has the fresh lobster shipped in straight from Maine every week. Stop by one of two locations for a taste of the buttery-crisp, griddled buns filled with hunks of plump, tender lobster ($9.50 for a big-enough half-sandwich). The lobster is dressed simply in lemon-mayonnaise and salt and pepper, allowing the fresh-out-of-the-sea flavor of the meat to shine.

2. Fried Fish Sandwich
Where to get it: Fountain View Fish Market

For a classic fried fish sandwich that will kick any fast-food version's sorry behind, look no further than Fountain View Fish Market. Choose from hot and crisp shrimp, oyster, codfish or catfish served simply on an old-fashioned hamburger bun with bright tarter sauce, lettuce and onion. The meal is just $4.99 with a choice of side (onion rings, coleslaw or french fries) and a drink.

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Goode Co. Seafood's half-sandwich and gumbo combo is the way to go.
3. Po-Boy Combo
Where to get it: Goode Co. Seafood

Goode Co. Seafood's mesquite-grilled shrimp po-boys trump nearly every other version in town, but that's not to say the crunchy version isn't just as awesome. And adding catfish and oysters to the sandwich only makes things that much better. Stuff your po-boy with two of the three and choose either fried or grilled for $11.95 and $12.95, respectively. Or head to the seafood joint during lunch hours for a half-po-boy and shrimp, crab or seafood gumbo combo that can't be beat ($12.95).

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Location Info

Maine-ly Sandwiches

10745 North Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Maine-ly Sandwiches

3310 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Lankford Grocery and Market

88 Dennis St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fat Bao

3419 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

New York Bagel & Coffee Shop

9724 Hillcroft, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Conscious Cafe

2612 Scott Street, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fountain View Fish Market

2912 Fountain View Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Hot Bagel Shop

2009 S. Shepherd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Been going to Fountain View Fish Market for years.  Outstanding fresh seafood counter and his fried seafood lunches are outstanding and a bargain

johnnybench topcommenter

Add the shrimp, crab and avocado sandwich from Local Foods to this list.  


Bad girl! You overlooked the po-boys at Cajun Stop.

I like the seafood gumbo with the catfish or oyter po-boy, but my honey digs the crawfish and shrimp po-boy with red beans and rice on the side.


i know i had trouble choosing one po boy. couldnt make them the entire list haha

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