Yes, this venue has been around for a long time, and I say kudos to Shirley and her son for keeping alive one of the last bastions of originality and architectural interest on the Eastside!
The 'decor is tired'???
I think it is quite evident from the outside that this restaurant is loaded with 'CHARM' ~~!!
Located in an old warehouse/factory structure, and decorated with seafaring nets, boats,
oars and such . . . how can one not be totally enthralled by those 'visuals' in combo with the arched beams supporting the rounded ceiling, and massive cross-timbers. There is so much more to enjoyable dining than how much the waiters know about wine~~!! Allow yourself a change and order one of the their superb Long Island Ice Teas instead. The food is consistently good here; has been since the mid-1970s . . . and yes, I am one of those 'loyal
customers' referred to by another reviewer. For a reason, yes? It's a great place to spend time with the Crab Cracker's loyal old-time servers, also ~~!!
If you cannot appreciate this restaurant that has not only been around several decades, and served super fare forever, then PLEASE go to one of the MANY slick, stark, NEW venues in this region and focus on their wine list, eh ~~ leave the Crab Cracker to the many of us who love it dearly . . .
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