Sunday, November 13, 2005

Joe's Crab Shack

So me and the wife, along with Ron, Katie, Jason and Krista met down at Joe's Crab Shack on the riverfront (or is that the Riverfront?) on Saturday night. It wasn't packed to the gills with people waiting, but we still had about a 45 minute wait. No big deal, I had a pretty green drink with a goofy name and we stood around the bar doing our thing.

Soon we were seated and the server was nice. Got our drinks, refills were forthcoming, and the food was hot. The food, however, doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be. Now I've always preferred the Big Red Lobster for my franchise seafood eatings, but Joe's was always decent enough. I had Jumbo Shrimp Pasta, and it was a cheesy pasta with fried shrimp ringing the plate. Meh. Jenny had some kind of lobster, crab and crawfish pasta and that was better only because there was another flavor besides... cheesy parmesan.

Jason had the chicken fried steak (?) and Krista had a pound of dungeness crab legs. It looked fun and she didn't complain about them. Ron had calamari and Katie had fries. Didn't hear complaints from either of them. (Katie makes great hashbrown casserole).

The menu seems to be set up oddly. Now I consider myself rather a pro when it comes to dissecting a menu and finding the best selections. This one was just odd.

And so, for Joe's Crab Shack, I'm not giving them a negative remark, but for my money, I'm going to Red Lobster and eating many of their little biscuits.

1 comment:

michelle35492000 said...

We had dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack in Fair Lakes Virginia. I had a horrible meal and the manager said we would not be charged. Our server's name was Kevin, and the manager's name was Jerry. We did not get the dungeonous crab we ordered, were charged for calamari we NEVER ordered, had to ask for the salads we paid for, and never got the complimentary corn bread. The server left all of our dirty plates and finished cocktail glasses piled on the table. The offered to take $29 off the bill, but in essence it was only $11. Jerry is NOT an honest man! I went back there when I discovered we were charged, and he said it was a mistake, and the bank should revert it back any day now. That never happened. My FiancĂ© went in and spoke to the general manager (Jerry’s boss) and told him we were suing them. Jerry denied telling us that he would not charge us. He fessed up after my fiancĂ© brought up the fact that he said it on two separate occasions, and our friends that were eating with us were witnesses. DO NOT EAT HERE!! RUN!