The second time I went, I let Shana choose what we ordered.
|We Started with half a dozen Duxbury Oysters - $15 - Oh, the sweet taste of a clean (ish) ocean, how I love thee.|
|Mussels Provencale - $11 - My favorite part was soaking the juice into the buttered and toasted bread.|
|The celery and tomato-laded broth was good, and we poured some into a dipping sauce contained for my fries.|
|Snow Crab Legs -$26*/1 LB - I needed help peeling them, but they're a delight to eat, and you can eat them all day. Unless you use much of the butter they're served with, that is. The butter is very caramely, so it's hard to resist.|
|The restrooms are super cute! There's a larger unisex one. The male and female ones are tiny.|
*I was not paying.
After enjoying a free Thursday night at the ICA (including a lovely free tour), my friend Eric and I needed dinner and were too famished to make it over the bridge before stopping wherever we could find. Thus, we stopped at The Barking Crab.
It's a long shack with a bar in the middle and pull down curtain walls. The evening we dined there it was a chilly low 50s night, and while it was cold with the curtains up the view was delightful and they had some spaces heaters burning. We were still quite cold though where we had been seated along the perimeter, finally warming up once we snatched some seats in the middle after another couple left.
The ambiance is really the draw at this place, and it was cute:
|The man on the right devoured an entire lobster by himself in less than the time it took for us to receive our food after ordering.|
|Burger and Fries - $12|
I got an order of Stuffies:
|Two traditional Rhode Island chopped quahogs with chorizo and Portuguese sweet bread stuffing served on shell - $9|
I ordered a serving of New England Clam Chowder but received Lobster Bisque instead. I much prefer Lobster Bisque and would have ordered it instead of chowder if it had been on the menu, but it was disconcerting to receive it randomly.
|Lobster Bisque - $8, at least that's the price when you order clam chowder and randomly receive lobster bisque instead|
I'll say this for it, it was the weirdest lobster bisque I've ever had. It wasn't exactly bad, though not very good (i.e. not very rich, way too little lobster presence, certainly no chunks of lobster). But there was this familiar flavor present that I just couldn't figure out. I had Eric try it, and we kept trying bites of it trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Me: "It's...something I haven't had in a few years but used to have with some regularity..."
Eric: "I know, so familiar, but strange..."
Me: "It's.. firing some beach-y clusters of synaptic activity, I mean, on top of this being lobster bisque, whatever that is...something about the beach..."
Eric: "Almost alcoholic..."
Me: "Yes, something about college, alcohol... but I really never went to the beach while I was in coll... oh my god, it's fucking Malibu Rum."
Eric: "Holy shit, it is, it's fucking Malibu Rum."
Me: "What the fuck."
Cons: Potentially cold, ho hum overpriced food
If you can forgo the ambiance (and the seating), get really good seafood at incredible prices at the Go Fish food truck instead of this money pit.