Drifthouse by David Burke

Time: July 12, 2021
Address: 601 grand central Ave. Lavallette

Jul 12, 2021

The Crab’s Claw Inn

Categories: Jersey Shore, Recent

Post by: Jennifer Perkel

Jennifer Perkel

There’s a huge dining area, inside and outside too. The bar area is the first thing you see when you walk in.

It is a busy place. So busy that my first impression wasn’t great (there was a rotten mint leaf in my vanilla vodka and ginger) but the lovely blonde bartender took care of it straight away and got me a "clean one". No worries - it happens to the best.

The Crab’s Claw Inn

I ordered the coconut shrimp, which was good, the only thing disappointing was that the remoulade came in a plastic cup. It just didn’t suite the dish. Still crispy and crunch though.

Next I ordered the #tunanachos Very fresh tuna slices sashimi style over crispy wontons. 👍

Then came the #lobsterroll 👀 it was all lobster- overflowing on a nicely toasted bun. It was served diner style- coleslaw and pickle and fries. The fries were limp and unseasoned- better with a bag of old bay chips I think. 😁

And then the most fantastic thing happened. The nice couple next to me at the bar mentioned that I couldn’t leave without at least trying the #lobsterbisque It was so creamy and thick and had the obligatory, tiny bits of lobster in it too. I’m glad I listened to them! 🙌

My dessert was a #watermelonmojito *That’s* where the mint was supposed to be 😅 Light and refreshing and a classic ending for a dinner down the shore.

I’d like to go back in the off season when they’re not so rushed. Not that I felt rushed, but there were a lot of people there and they were all very busy.

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