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Crabaholic

1011 E. Capitol Expy. (McLaughlin Ave.) Send to Phone
408-225-8888
Spicy crustaceans in a bare-bones setting.
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Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly
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Crabaholic Restaurant Review

: Décor says it all: Crabaholic’s focus is the sea. Walls are painted with sea creatures such as jellyfish, sea horses and stingrays. The rest of the place is pretty bare bones. Tables are covered with sheets of white paper, and buckets hold lots of napkins (which you’ll need). Plastic bibs are offered; you’ll need those, too. Crawfish and shrimp, sold by the pound, come with a choice of seasoning and spice level. The mild is plenty spicy for most people. During Dungeness crab season, we were assured that the crab was fresh, but our meat stuck to the shell, usually a sign of over-the-hill crab. There are also combo platters and some fried items. A basket of sweet potato fries makes a nice starter. If you order Dungeness crab or another item sold by the “market price,” beware of sticker shock when the bill arrives. Although servers will inform you of the price per pound (if you ask), you’re not able to select a crab or find out the weight ahead of time. There’s a good selection of bottled beers, a few wines by the glass and some sakés. The noise level can be high.

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