Whole lobsters for $10.95??
WHAT? .. No, the proper comment is YES! YES! YES! Wanna take a drive? It is time for a fish, mollusk, and crustacean FOOD ADVENTURE!
The Great Inland Seafood Festival takes place this Thursday through Sunday on the banks of the Ohio River. More specifically, the fest is at Newport Landing in Newport, KY.
The Food Adventures Crew are the only ones in Dayton with the full scoop on this road trip !
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— The Great Inland Seafood Festival runs THURSDAY, AUG. 14 – SUNDAY, AUG. 17th.
— The event is on Newport Landing, in Kentucky, literally behind the Newport Aquarium, in a parking lot, on the banks of the Ohio River
— Admission is FREE ! We suggest getting there EARLY, whatever day you plan to go, to avoid crowds/lines.
— Festival Hours are:
Now, pay attention, because we are gonna tell you something most important. We are gonna share with you our favorite things, because we are not ‘shellfish!” (groan)
— WHOLE MAINE LOBSTERS FOR $10.95: Need we say more? Served with drawn butter, these are the tastiest items and best deal at the festival. We usually eat 2 or 3 each. Yeah …. Food Adventure problems. They sell thousands of lobsters each year, so you don’t have to worry about clawing your way to the top to get one.
— THE COLOSSAL CRAB CAKES: Delicate enough to be delicious, but huge enough to curb your hunger, you gotta try one of these pan seared babies.
What about the other stuff? Well the world is your oyster.. There are fried seafood platters galore, and combos too. Not all the food is fried, there are some steamed items like tilapia and other grilled items.
Be warned, seafood is expensive, so some of the sampler and combo plates can be $20. So don’t be “crabby” when you see a few price tags.
Take it from us, eat some seafood, enjoy some free live music, check out the view, and even visit some watering holes at Newport Landing afterwards… Bring some friends, now is not the time to “clam up.”
In fact you can do what we like to do. Go to the festival early, then explore Newport, and hit the festival again on your way to the parking garage at night. Nothing says Food Adventures like live, whole lobsters at 10:00pm ! Hope to see you there if you make the drive.
There is something fishy going on here, but that’s how we like it at the Great Inland Seafood Festival.
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Check out the photo gallery below for some incredible pics of all angles of the festival !