Thursday, May 24, 2007

Crab Feast Pacific Northwest Style

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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.


Matteo said...

Ooo. That was actually one of the restaurants that I ate at when I went to Seattle back in late March. It was suggested to me by someone and I thought it was a bit touristy, but I didn't care, it had really good food!

It's really fun to read your blog and see all the places I also saw (or missed!) I'm going to have to go back, I know it.

Geologychick said...

C'mon... does it get any better???? YUM!

SJSFalter+ said...

My husband and I were just talking about how much we want to take our children here the next time we visit family. This photo makes me want to take a trip home sooner than later.