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Restaurant Road Trip: Uptown Seafood

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If you're a seafood lover, you've probably heard of the Parsons Country Inn. Now, it has moved to downtown Clarksburg and changed its name to Uptown Seafood, but the food is still the same.

"Due to the wonderful people of Clarksburg, we made a decision that we were gonna move here because all the support came from this area," said owner Ken Bott.

Uptown Seafood was born, still offering the same quality and freshness that owner Mike Bott takes pride in.

"So after most places that sell you fish and call it fresh, well that fish sits there for five or six days. The eyes get darker, darker, darker. Well, once they cut the head off it, now they call that fresh fish, that's not the kind of fresh fish I buy," said Bott.

The possibilities are endless: steamed crab legs, mussels, clam casino, and more, all of which can be found at Uptown's weekend seafood buffet.

"Whatever entrees we decide to put out there that day, we change up daily. It's never the same thing every day," said Bott.

Anthony Mikesell is originally from Florida and said he'd been looking for a good seafood place downtown.

"When I first saw the restaurant from a distance [and saw] a seafood's about time we got something in Clarksburg because there isn't one," said Mikesell.

North Carolina native Jimmy Lanier said he knows quality when he sees it.

"I'm from the coast, so I sort of grew up with seafood. Shrimp, oysters, calamari, any of it, and all of it is very good," said Lanier.

Bott knows that pleasing his customers is what it's all about.

"I've had people come from Clarksburg to Parsons in blizzards. That's loyalty to me."

Uptown Seafood is located on 4th Street in Clarksburg. Visit its Facebook page for more information.