Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Crab Pot

Today was my wife's birthday, as well as the day my daughter came home for Christmas.  So to celebrate we went to the Crab Pot, along the Seattle water front, for lunch.  Sue had eaten at a similar place in New Orleans a few years ago and felt like the rest of us would enjoy the experience.

The Crab Pot's signature disk is a sea food combo; there are actually a variety of combos available.  Our order included Dungeness Crab, Snow Crab, Shrimp, Mussels, Steamer Clams, some kind of sausage, corn on the cob and chunks of red potatoes all boiled up together.  For the four of us they covered the table with butcher paper and dumped two big bowls of this out into a heap in front of us.  Along with the sea food you get a bib, a block and wooden hammer and a small fork, along with melted butter and cocktail sauce, and a roll of paper towels.

The food, assuming you like shellfish, was pretty good, although you do need to work at shelling the crab and shrimp, and I can't say I was overly fond of the sausage.  The service was great, the company was wonderful (it's always good to have the family all together), and overall it was an enjoyable experience.  And, after they discovered we had a birthday girl with us, the dessert was free.

If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, the Crab Pot may be just what you are looking for.

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