Well, it was hardly night -- more like 5:00pm. It was also a Wednesday, and a couple of weeks after Labor Day. Just the same we were the only customers in the restaurant.
Despite that we had a good dinner. My wife had the crab bowl and really enjoyed it. I had the bacon cheddar burger, which was a good size, properly cooked and tasty. We split an order of onion rings -- also very good.
My wife passed on the steamed crabs, which is unusual for her. But she prefers Chesapeake crabs to Delaware Bay crabs, and only wanted four large crabs. JP's would not serve her less than half a dozen. But the crab bowl was good enough to save the evening, and kept the tab within reason.
I passed on the steak and went for the burger to spare the budget too. I've had $25 steaks in crab houses before, and never felt they were worth the money. I may have been too hasty though. Given the quality of the food we were served, the steak may have measured up.
The restaurant itself is nice inside, though we did have to fend off a pair of flies -- common in crab houses. JP's also has a deck right on the water, if you care to eat outside. We didn't.
On total we had a good meal, though hardly upscale.
You would never stumble across JP's. It is tucked away from what passes for the main drag in North Bower's Beach -- which isn't very 'main' to start with. There are no signs directing you to the place. No billboard advertising either.
I mean, we have lived within five miles of JP's for better than 3 years, and never had a clue it was there. They could do a better job of advertising. I only found out about it by chance, while browsing on TripAdvisor.
We'll probably go back again, just to get a better feel for the place. I don't think it will become a favorite, but maybe it will earn a spot in the rotation.
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