Friday, September 2, 2011

Joe's Crab Shack

Tonight we went to check out the new Joe's Crab Shack that opened in Henrietta. I've never personally been to a Joe's Crab Shack before, but boy am I glad that I went! We met up with my parents and when my dad asked for a bib, the waitress asked if he wanted an insulting one. When he agreed and I cheered, she said she had something in mind and then came out with this. She is goddamn awesome.

Many people do not like themed restaurants where they make the waitstaff do ridiculous things. I am not one of those people. Every time that someone walks out of the kitchen with an order of crab they yell, "I'VE GOT CRABS!!!" I smiled every damn time. Oh, and every half hour or so a song (like YMCA) comes over the speakers and the entire staff stops what they're doing to dance in unison. It's like a crab staff flash mob and it is glorious to watch.

If you sign up for their email list they send you a coupon for a free appetizer, so naturally we ordered the calamari. This was cooked well (not chewy or rubbery) and the spicing was decent, but I've had better. Sorry about the late (and half eaten) pic, I was in the restroom when the food came...

Fancy ordered the Old Bay Steampot and it was delicious. There was crab, clams, corn, potatoes, and a sausage. The crab was cooked perfectly and the clams were quite tasty. This came in at just under $25, so you know, expect to spend some dough at this place.

Mom had fried shrimp and french fries which she reports as being very good. 

I'm a pain in the ass, so I asked if I could get the coconut shrimp and have half of the order as regular fried shrimp. They were happy to oblige which is a good sign for sure.

Dad had the Bean Town Bake which ran him around $40, but came with two lobsters. He enjoyed it thoroughly. So, the dinner was good and the waitress awesome (she gave this okapi a second glass of water while the first was half full), and the atmosphere was super entertaining. Now for the bad news: it was so loud you couldn't hear the person next to you and there was no bread. The no bread thing really gets me because seafood isn't terribly filling. It's definitely worth checking out if you like seafood, so this okapi gives Joe's Crab Shack 4 stars.

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