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AAA Inspector Notes
Classic. Originally opened in 1955 as a roadside saloon, this family-owned and -operated eatery is one of the most popular restaurants around. The restaurant name describes it perfectly—it looks like an old crab shack built with a wood shell giving it a rustic appeal. Dine indoors where the temperature always is cool or on the outdoor deck along a finger canal. Celebrities and dignitaries often have joined the common folk here in feasting on the succulent seafood that is featured daily. There is a featured section on the menu that highlights some of the notable icons that have dined here throughout the years. Seafood reigns supreme with such local catches as snapper, swordfish, flounder, mahi mahi and grouper. Frog legs, alligator, New Zealand mussels, Alaskan king and queen crab legs and pompano are some of the specialty items that should warrant a sample. Eating can sometimes be a chore, though, with finger foods and crabs that you have to crack and bash, making for a messy, but well-worth it, meal. The one dish you have to absolutely try is the world-famous garlic crabs. I guarantee that you haven't had anything quite like them before.