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Marmet Restaurants

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    by davecallahan Written Nov 10, 2007

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    This is an American version of Aurthur Treachers Fish and Chips; but this is a bit too fishy and the staff are not too chipper. Or maybe we just caught them on an off day.

    Long John Silver's specializes in batter-dipped fish, chicken and shrimp, along with fries, cole slaw and hushpuppies. And in serving food fast and friendly normally. I think they were having equipment trouble and appeared to be short-handed also. The meal was not very crispy but the staff were brittle. We were hungry and this was convenient on the main drag, so we ignored their problems and just ate quietly and left.

    The food at this chain is usually not too bad as fast food goes. So I would not judge this place badly on just one occurence. And this price is reasonable (typically $6 for a meal). The restaurant is typical fast food with counter-service and a small eating area. Dress is decidely casual which is great when you are traveling and just want to get a quick bite.

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Marmet Off The Beaten Path

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    by davecallahan Written Nov 10, 2007

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    Marmet is custodian of one of several lock systems on the Kanawha River that help maintain proper water flow in the river during all the seasons. Because of the amount of traffic in this part of the river, the locks built in 1934, are currently the busiest locks in the Ohio River System. A new system of improvements began in 2002. The new lock chamber is expected to be operational in 2008 with all construction completed by 2009.

    About 16 million tons of commodities were shipped through Marmet Locks. These shipments had a combined value of nearly $740 million. The leading commodity shipped through Marmet Locks was coal.

    Locks are visible from the route 61 Maccorkle Avenue and I-64. The structures are very large and cover about a quarter mile of river frontage.

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