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We had a big family occasion this week and celebrated, at the honoree's request, at the Crab Pot on Seattle's waterfront. Thought of as a tourist dive, it's really more frequented by locals, and this is why: the food is super fresh, super simple, and most everything is served family style, with the crab, shellfish, seafood, corn, and potatos plunked right in the middle of the table on sheets of butcher paper. Diners are given wooden boards, mallets and claw crackers, donned by the wait staff with plastic bibs and told to have at it. Large metal bowls are placed on the floor next to the table for shells. It's messy, fun, and kids love it. We dined on king crab, dungeness crab, snow crab, and salmon.