But i did and thus, here we are. My favorite meal here is the shrimp skewer plate, which has flavorful shrimp grilled with bits of bacon between them. Not bad by any means, but we had to ask for another round of drinks after sitting with empty glasses for a while. He said construction, paid for by his insurance, would take about a year. Also, order the red clam chowder and a loaf of their hot bread.
Enjoy a refreshing classic margarita 150 cal. The kitchen is open and you can watch them kick out the food. Inside, hanging plastic fish, old life preservers and other seafaring relics clutter the bustling two-room diner. Upon entering your Immediately presented with an array of fresh seafood and a iced case that is available for purchase. We also had a glass of riesling which was very good. And the funny thing is that I'm not really into fish. For people who like fried food, it's a good place to go.
Staffed with a lively crew of G-rated table-dancing servers, the family-friendly chain anchors its menu in all things crab: Crab balls, crab cakes, crab dip, crab gumbo. We go mostly for the atmosphere and never leave un-satisfied. The calamari was rubbery which makes me think they were frozen. Like most places in Orange County, be prepared to wait they don't take reservations! Our Nana celebrated her 96th birthday at Joe's Crab Shack. As a large group, we just ordered everything on the menu.
Their crab cakes are also very good. But since i did go, i wont be going back. I ordered the seared scallops and shrimp plate. Having my last meal there, was saying goodbye to an dear old friend, patrons were hugging the well established waitresses and staff in the hopes they all will find jobs then come back to the Crab Cooker! If you want alcohol, order a beer. This is fish as God intended it to be eaten.
La mia frittura di calamari era buonissima, super croccante. My only hope is, and btw I spoke to the owners and staff, that the menu and how they cook their food, never changes! I wish they put more on the plate though. King crabs, salmon wings, shrimp entrees, crab cake platters. When it reopens, I think the spot is worth going to once. One may wonder why they call them large when they are in fact not. This place feels like a tourist trap and you can eat here, but don't expect to be wowed in any way.
The new building will be built on the same footprint; however, Wasko is adding a second story for storage and offices. All were in line with the expections that we had going in. Some dining experiences include: Khoury's, Buster's, Joe's Crab Shack and Schooner or Later, all in the Alamitos Bay and all with water views. Overall, a good meal with a great view of the harbor watching boats cruise by. I heard another server telling their table that the clam chowder was red and had my waitress told me, i wouldn't have ordered it. At the restaurant, he grilled seafood over mesquite charcoal.
Writing this review makes me hungry again. We went next door to spaghetti factory to attempt a successful bday dinner. I've been lucky enough to travel all over the World and have had some very good food, but nothing compares to fish at Crab Cooker. The chowder is a must, definitely the best part of my meal. King crab legs meets character at the Crab Cooker! A colorful seafood restaurant for kids of all ages--especially the younger ones. Nancy Luna is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years reporting experience. The service was spot on and everyone I touched upon were super friendly and accommodating.
Don't bother trying to outsmart the crowds by dining at a strange hour. For most people, they come to dine here for For variety of seafood options including king crab legs, smoked fish, crab cakes, and their world best clam chowder. Ones with much better seafood and less regret. So i saw the crab cooker driving through Newport beach and asked my boyfriend if he'd like to try. The seafood is fresh and cooked with minimal spices cayenne, salts and some peppers so you can actually taste the seafood. Crab Cooker is the hands down place for the World's best fish.