Yes, it's messy, but they give you a bib and wet towels. Best of all, the dish is delicious! The shrimp are large and perfectly seasoned. Make sure you have enough bread to sop up some sauce. The service at Mr. B's can get a bit dicey when they are very busy, but the food is worth the wait. Let them know in advance if you need to ruch to an event so they can make sure your food comes out promptly.