eating indie in indy

Sea Kings Seafood Kitchen 5523 E 38th Street.

This place has been home to eating establishments for probably 40 years. So three joints in about 40 years is well above the average life span. Of course I don’t have any idea how many years; if any the property set vacant.

It is an oddly shaped building that reminds me of a Gazebo. I should have taken some outdoor shots but didn’t. Their menu has a few surprises on it but it is mostly the predictable Hoosier seafood.

The new owner is a retired LEO from California so we had a good time talking with the man. Being gun enthusiasts we talked both guns and gun ranges with him. He was born in Indy and raised in this neighborhood and he wants to do his part in its revitalization.

Most of their fish are available fried, grilled or blackened. Also their meals come with hushpuppies but they only give up two per meal. I ordered a catfish meal for $10.99 with the fish blackened and for my 2 sides I opted for coleslaw and an extra side of hushpuppies.

Even with an additional side I only got 6 pups. That is unfortunate. Joints around here are so frugal when it comes to giving out pups. The fish was pretty good. It wasn’t truly blackened; in the traditional sense of the term. It was cooked on a griddle with some Cajun seasoning. The fillets were probably about 4 ounces each which give you a decent size meal. The coleslaw was sweet and creamy which I like. Overall I liked my meal. On any return trips I am trying their fried fish. They use a batter with a touch of cornmeal in it. That sounds interesting.

Pat’s 2 sides

Don’t let the container size deceive you. Both of these containers hold a good 4 ounce portion. An amount I think is adequate for a meal. His whole meal was $14.99, which I thought was high, but shrimp is always expensive when you eat out. That is why I prepare shrimp at home.

Overall this is a good choice for your seafood fix. I believe they have $7.99 specials for lunch featuring a sandwich, fries and a drink. Which is definitely competitive with the arches.


4 responses

  1. Well damn if that ain’t right around the corner! I checked out their menu. Fish tacos cheap! I think we’ll try that out tomorrow night. Yessir. Thank you for your offering this week 🙂 *puts phone number in phone*

    July 26, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    • Well I hope you guys enjoy it.

      July 27, 2018 at 7:22 am

  2. Pat’s sides looked like slaw and cherry jello. Or slaw and shaved chocolate. My eyes were deceived. I also share your frustration re: h-puppies. My kingdom for more than TWO h-puppies! What is the problem? It’s not like they’re made of filet mignon. It’s corn meal. So chintzy! Back in the day, I used to go to Long John Silver’s just to buy a dozen for a dollar. Now I REALLY want some.

    July 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    • I know what you mean. The joint is getting 11 bucks for maybe 8 oz fish but can only give up 2 pups, 4 more if you get some as one of your sides. And that side sells for $1.99. There must be something I am missing.

      July 28, 2018 at 5:42 pm

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