Crab feast- the Crab Shack in Salter Path


We were at the Crab Shack in Salter Path the other night enjoying one of my favorite meals, the whole fried clams.

One of our fellow diners got served a bowl of Maryland style steamed blue crabs.

They looked delicious, and my questions to enthusiastic crab eater confirmed it. That was the tipping point for me.

I made my decision then to come back the next afternoon and tackle a bowl of crabs myself.

I tried to convince my wife to participate in my feast, but she would hear none of it.

The next day we got to the Crab Shack sometime after 1:30 pm, I ordered my half dozen crabs, and my wife, Glenda, in protest I suspect ordered chicken pot pie.

Since I knew it would be a long time before I got any significant nourishment from crab effort, I also ordered a bowl of clam chowder which turned out to be excellent.

I actually enjoy the Down East style chowders which have little or no milk in them. The Crab Shack's version has a rich clam taste.


My crabs finally arrived in all their glory just before 2 pm.

Sometime around 2:45 pm I managed to see the bottom of the bowl.

It took me until nearly 3:30 pm to
finish the crabs off.

I had to really hurry towards the end since my wife was starting to comment that we might as well stay for dinner.

I can highly recommend the Crab Shack's Maryland style steamed crabs.

The Olde Bay spices with the crushed red pepper were just right as long as there was a beer not too far from my hands.

My Maryland friends were impressed that the crabs showed up with nothing more than saltines.

There were no mallets but other than that I would have to say this was a great way to eat North Carolina blue crabs.

The Crab Shack opens daily at 11 am, and their phone number is 252 247-3444. Just tell them David sent you, and leave a few crabs for me. They are right next to
Willis Seafood.