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San Francisco’s Waterfront Crab Home • We Weblog The World


Whether or not you’ve been to San Francisco as a vacationer or dwell within the Bay Space, you’ve doubtless walked alongside the Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf. Little question you’ve visited among the outlets and eating places from Pier 1 all the way in which all the way down to Pier 39, the latter of which is the place the historic Crab Home sits. Overlooking the water, Crab Home is known for its “Killer Crab” (complete Dungeness Crab roasted in a secret garlic sauce served on a scorching iron skillet), in addition to different favorites additionally loaded with garlic akin to garlic crab fries, garlic noodles, crab fried rice and extra.

As you enter the restaurant, you possibly can hear the sound of scorching skillets and scent the garlic aroma coming from the kitchen. A should order is an iron skillet shellfish plate, which you may get with mussels, shrimp or veggies or you possibly can go for the combo which is what we ordered. Personally, I’m a giant lobster lover and it’s at all times been my go-to dish for shellfish (particularly having lived in New England for greater than a decade), because it was straightforward to seek out and fairly priced. I haven’t ordered crab that always and when I’ve, it’s disappointing – both a small serving or just not that contemporary. Once we had been provided the chance to evaluation the Crab Home’s Killer Crab, how might we refuse? And, with garlic besides.

Scorching skillets preserve your crab heat when you crack open your Pacific Ocean crab in between garlic-saturated mussels and shrimp. After all you get a bib, which you shouldn’t refuse btw, as a result of it’s dang messy in case you’re going to eat it accurately, which in my humble opinion, is to devour it. These native crustaceans are each candy and tender in comparison with different crabs chances are you’ll be accustomed to from different elements of the world. I couldn’t get sufficient of them and it was positively well worth the effort.

You may as well order a half or complete crab or in case you’re going as a bunch, why not attempt what they discuss with as a CRAB FEAST — preserve ’em coming as they are saying.

If you happen to’re not a shellfish fan, they provide different seafood and meat choices, akin to contemporary cod topped with caper lemon butter sauce, pan-seared salmon with taragon butter, clam chowder, seafood cioppino, fried calamari and numerous seafood pastas. If you happen to’re a vegetarian, they’ve bought you coated with their garlic noodles, greens on a scorching skillet, tacky sourdough skillet, truffle garlic fries, and heirloom tomatoes and burrata appetizer. You may as well get a easy caesar or blended salad. If you happen to’re an east coaster and used to clam chowder, you then’ll wish to attempt their crab chowder, which they provide as a cup or in one in every of their sourdough bread bowls.

What when you have youngsters in tow? They do have a youngsters menu, which has the usual choices, akin to burgers, pasta with butter and hen tenders with fries. Older youngsters may go for the Fish and Chips (cod battered), which they serve with french fries and cole slaw. If you happen to’re right here from England, chances are you’ll wish to see the way it compares to residence. Beer you possibly can pair your epic fish and chips dish with embrace home lager, Stella Artois, Cali Squeeze Blood Orange Hefeweizen, Coors Gentle, a Fort Level IPA and a twenty first Modification IPA from San Leandro California, all native aside from Belgium’s Stella in fact.

Cocktail lover? They’d 13 choices on the writing of this evaluation. If it’s a sizzling day, the Cucumber Mint Refresher sounded ever so delish, however if you would like one thing a bit extra basic, then go for a Vodka Mule, Cosmopolitan, Previous Original, Margarita or Mojito to call a couple of. If you happen to’ve been studying We Weblog the World for some time now, that we’re not solely wine lovers however write about wine from time-to-time — each critiques and wine tasting occasions. We went with a McManis Chardonnay for the seafood pairing though if you wish to get a bottle, we’d recommend the Neyers from Sonoma, one in every of our favorites. In case you have extra of a European palette, then chances are you’ll wish to attempt the Italian Pinot Grigio (Barone Fini) or their Prosecco (Avissi, DOC).

If burgers are your factor, then order the crab-topped cheeseburger, which incorporates two quarter pound patties, cheese (or with out) and crab meat topped with glazed aioli. It’s one solution to attempt the crab with out having to work these crab crackers. One other crab tasting choice, with out having to do all of the work, is their Crab Topped NY Steak, which is served with a glazed discount sauce (beneath).

Above and beneath, the Crab Topped NY Steak

Fairly frankly, I believe doing the work is half the enjoyable, that’s so long as you don’t present as much as the restaurant feeling famished. I opted for the Surf and Turf, which is a pan-seared NY steak with half of their garlic roasted Killer Crab. Like I mentioned, I couldn’t get sufficient of it.

Above and beneath, the Surf and Turf on the Crab Home

Convey it on Killer Crab

Vegetarians or those that want to eat a bit lighter mustn’t go up the heirloom tomatoes and burrata. Yup, that’s pesto on the crostini and there’s basil and balsamic French dressing as effectively. It was merely divine and a good way to begin your meal.

Above and beneath, the Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata

We tried among the garlic shrimps off the iron skillet with the pesto foccacia crostini. Anthony was in garlic and pesto heaven and I solely wished I had captured the look on his face as he loved it.

Beneath, roasted veggies and couscous.

Beneath is one in every of their seafood pastas: you may get a crab and shrimp fettucine (with garlic, mushrooms, white wine and parsley), a blended seafood pasta with purple crab sauce or their shrimp tomato basil garlic pasta dish topped with shaved parmesan. Oh YUM

Seafood Pasta

For dessert, they provide a Tiramisu, Chocolate Torte and a Creme Brulee Cheesecake. We naturally ended our night with a cappuccino.

Above and beneath, the Tiramisu

Above, the Creme Brulee Cheesecake

The eating room overlooks the San Francisco Bay — are you able to catch the Golden Gate Bridge within the background? You may as well spot Alcatraz and the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf beneath, however with out the noise.

If you happen to’re a crab lover, add it to your record subsequent time you’re in San Francisco. Dungeness crab season is usually November via March when San Francisco crab eating places are capable of catch and serve contemporary, native, two kilos and bigger Dungeness crabs proper from the native waters. This season apparently strikes round a bit as a consequence of algae spikes and whale patterns in order to not hurt whales within the crab nets. If you happen to’re a critical seafood lover, then think about King Salmon season, which is open from April via Could and once more from late June via October.

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DETAILS

The Crab Home

203 C Pier 39
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133

415.651.2574

crabhouse39.com 

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