The Crabshakk is a small 2 story place filled with closely set rustic wood tables of various sizes. Music plays in the background and the bar takes up a third of the downstairs eating area. The walls are of stone and tile, which has prices of some the daily specials on it, and the floor is concrete all in some contrast to the ornate ceiling. A window to the street is set with a wide high top table. The menu is mostly seafood and there are daily specials that are offered in small and large sizes. Service was friendly and helpful and not at all pushy. The place is very casual and open all afternoon. It is perfect for a full meal or a mid afternoon snack. The seafood was all wonderfully fresh and tasty. Thumbs up here.
We started with a small order of whole brown crab cakes, that were 3 to an order. The small cakes were served with a nice salad. The cakes themselves were packed with tasty crab and had a nice mayo dip that was very complimentary of their flavor but they were also fine without. The cakes had a perfect fried crisp on the top and bottom. They were wonderful.
We also ordered the small order of scallops that came with anchovies (you can have them without). They came out bubbling in butter and the anchovy added just the right seasoning. The scallops were cooked perfectly and browned nicely. They were good enough I could have eaten the whole order myself.
The tempura squid was tender, young and fresh and served with a soy and coriander dipping sauce. It was only available in one size but it was delicious. The tempura batter was light and crisp and in a perfect balance of coating to squid. The sauce was super tasty and well flavored. It really accented the wonderful tempura.
We ended with some of their fresh langoustines that were sold 5 for $30.50 or 3 for $18.50 and cooked in garlic butter. They were served with a side salad. They didn’t have much meat in each one but what there was, was really tasty. We didn’t have dessert.