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Hull & High Water’s oysters inspire hymns of praise

by Robin Garr » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 am

Hull & High Water’s oysters inspire hymns of praise

LEO's Eats with Robin Garr

Hull & High Water’s excellent pan-fried oysters with choice of two sauces.

When we headed over to the new Hull & High Water the other evening, our friend Don said he was afraid he would be a pretty tough judge. Just back home from a conference in Boston, he had taken advantage of the opportunity to sample some of Beantown’s finest oysters and fish.

A half-hour later, though, he was singing a different tune, and Mary and I and our friend Anne were joining the hymn of praise in four-part harmony.<!--more-->

Who needs Boston, anyway? Everything about Hull & High Water was? good. Open since the end of September, this partner restaurant to nearby Gospel Bird has been packing in crowds, particularly on weekends, doing a surprisingly good job of replicating a Florida beach seafood shack. Except for the Southern Indiana fall and winter weather, anyway.

When evenings grow chilly, the big overhead garage doors come sliding down, turning it into a cozy if spartan room with painted schools of fish adorning the concrete-block walls. The adjacent bar room is weatherproof all year, brightened by wall-size murals of old-time sailing ships. A long banquette splits the dining room, and wood-top tables served by orange metal chairs are set with flatware wrapped in paper napkins and tucked into small metal buckets.

Hull & High Water hits a sweet spot amid the price and ambience extremes of the region’s seafood and fish restaurants: It’s more fancy than the plethora of fish-sandwich spots, but not as upscale as the high-end fish houses. There’s plenty of fried food, but also a well-stocked raw bar, po’boys, Low Country boils, tacos, and fancy platters. ...

Read the full review on LouisvilleHotBytes,
http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/hull- ... ed-oysters

You'll also find this review in LEO Weekly’s Food & Drink section today.

Hull & High Water
324 E. Main St.
New Albany, Ind.
(812) 590-2249
Robin Garr’s rating: 88 points
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Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:05 am

Re: Hull & High Water’s oysters inspire hymns of praise

by GaryF » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:39 am

I ate there a few weeks ago and even with the risk of hyperbole, they served the best fried fish I have ever eaten- moist, sweet, not greasy, and the breading stayed on till it hit my mouth. I wish they weren't closed on my days off.

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