Friday, 18 November 2011

Crab Pot

Crab Pot, a restaurant that's in itself a tourist attraction, specializes in a dirty grubbing, get-your-hands-dirty type of meal located at 1301 Alaskan Way by the Seattle waterfront. The Sea Feast says it all. Dungeness, king and snow crab, halibut, salmon, mussels, clams, oysters, shrimp, corn and sausages are all steamed and spiced to perfection and dumped in front of you on a thin slice of butchers' paper.


We discovered this gem through Facebook last spring and visited earlier this summer. The server arms you with a wooden mallet, a plank of wood and a bib - off you go. Michael and I ordered the Pacific Clam Bake for $31.95 each and a starter of fresh shucked oysters on the half-shell.

Unfortunately, I was sick but the oysters were flavourful and had plenty of liqueur. The mussels are some of my favourites and the spices really bring out the texture of the shell fish. Michael tore through his crab legs like he hadn't eaten in years. The best part, however, was the corn accompanied with each feast. The corn was sweet, crunchy, dipped in their special spice and simply delicious, pairing very nicely with their redskin potatos and assorted seafood.

After, couldn't finish it :(

The server provided us with three dishes of warm, gooey butter on the side and a fresh loaf of bread to make sure you won't leave hungry. We couldn't even finish. With two drinks, an appy, the two feasts and tip, the bill came to just over $90, a price you can't beat for that much freshly made goodness.

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