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“Great service, food too pricey”
Review of The Crabby Oyster

The Crabby Oyster
Ranked #9 of 112 Restaurants in Seaside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

I work at a local hotel and get asked many times a day where to eat. I think it is my responsibility to eat where they will eat and give them factual advice. The atmosphere is open and light-beachy. I liked that aspect. The waitress was very nice, especially for her second day. I had a gourmet burger called the California Sun. I am not sure what made it gourmet. It was tasty and on the small side. The burger came with fried jalapenos, pepper jack and chipotle mayo and a choice of hand cut fries, coleslaw, or potato salad. I chose the fries. The fries were greasy and limp, not appetizing at all. My partner had salmon fish and chips with the potato salad. The salmon itself was good and decent size, but the breading was so greasy and thick, she pried the salmon out of it and ate it without the breading. The potato salad was bland and had too much dressing. So we got a sample of the coleslaw and the poor cabbage was swimming in slaw dressing, however, it was better than the potato salad.. The ice tea was good and at 2 bucks, it was worth it.

In summary: at $24.00 for lunch, I can't really tell my guests to go here. The food seems mediocre and the prices are $3-5.oo higher than surrounding eateries. for example: The chowder is 7, but you can get award winning chowder next door at Norma's for &4-6.00. I want this restaurant to survive but it needs to be competitive on its pricing, as the locals won't eat there in the winter if the food is greasy and overpriced, and the summer tourists will not eat twice. Note to the owners...competitive pricing will help an awful lot and less grease will bring em back:)

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