Having lived in Orange County for 10+ years now, I thought it was time to try this Newport Beach landmark restaurant. Being from the Chesapeake Bay/Washington DC area, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to Crabs. I wouldn’t dare try the Crab Cakes here since they resembled a flat deep fried patty. I did however go with the crab cocktail. It was deliciously fresh and I was quite pleased. My companion opted for a cup of the “World Best Clam Chowder”. The chowder is Manhattan style, it had a good taste to it but it was far from the best. The clams were plentiful but a bit chewy. We also ordered the shrimp n scallop skewer and the Alaskan crab legs. Both were wonderful and cooked perfectly. As others noted, everything is served with paper plates and plastic, this didn’t bother me at all. I do wish the beer cups were larger. The service was friendly and excellent!
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