Whether or not you’ve been to San Francisco as a vacationer or stay within the Bay Space, you’ve possible walked alongside the Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf. Little question you’ve visited a few of the outlets and eating places from Pier 1 all the way in which right down to Pier 39, the latter of which is the place the historic Crab Home sits. Overlooking the water, Crab Home is known for its “Killer Crab” (entire Dungeness Crab roasted in a secret garlic sauce served on a scorching iron skillet), in addition to different favorites additionally loaded with garlic akin to garlic crab fries, garlic noodles, crab fried rice and extra.
As you enter the restaurant, you’ll be able to hear the sound of scorching skillets and scent the garlic aroma coming from the kitchen. A should order is an iron skillet shellfish plate, which you may get with mussels, shrimp or veggies or you’ll be able to go for the combo which is what we ordered. Personally, I’m a giant lobster lover and it’s at all times been my go-to dish for shellfish (particularly having lived in New England for greater than a decade), because it was simple to search out and fairly priced. I haven’t ordered crab that always and when I’ve, it’s disappointing – both a small serving or just not that contemporary. After we have been provided the chance to evaluate the Crab Home’s Killer Crab, how may we refuse? And, with garlic besides.
Scorching skillets hold your crab heat whilst you crack open your Pacific Ocean crab in between garlic-saturated mussels and shrimp. In fact you get a bib, which you shouldn’t refuse btw, as a result of it’s dang messy for those who’re going to eat it appropriately, which in my humble opinion, is to devour it. These native crustaceans are each candy and tender in comparison with different crabs you might be accustomed to from different elements of the world. I couldn’t get sufficient of them and it was positively well worth the effort.
You can even order a half or entire crab or for those who’re going as a bunch, why not strive what they check with as a CRAB FEAST — hold ’em coming as they are saying.
When you’re not a shellfish fan, they provide different seafood and meat choices, akin to contemporary cod topped with caper lemon butter sauce, pan-seared salmon with taragon butter, clam chowder, seafood cioppino, fried calamari and numerous seafood pastas. When you’re a vegetarian, they’ve received you lined with their garlic noodles, greens on a scorching skillet, tacky sourdough skillet, truffle garlic fries, and heirloom tomatoes and burrata appetizer. You can even get a easy caesar or combined salad. When you’re an east coaster and used to clam chowder, then you definately’ll need to strive their crab chowder, which they provide as a cup or in certainly one of their sourdough bread bowls.
What you probably have children in tow? They do have a children menu, which has the usual choices, akin to burgers, pasta with butter and rooster tenders with fries. Older children may go for the Fish and Chips (cod battered), which they serve with french fries and cole slaw. When you’re right here from England, you might need to see the way it compares to house. Beer you’ll be able to pair your epic fish and chips dish with embody home lager, Stella Artois, Cali Squeeze Blood Orange Hefeweizen, Coors Gentle, a Fort Level IPA and a twenty first Modification IPA from San Leandro California, all native aside from Belgium’s Stella in fact.
Cocktail lover? They’d 13 choices on the writing of this evaluate. If it’s a scorching day, the Cucumber Mint Refresher sounded ever so delish, however if you need one thing a bit extra basic, then go for a Vodka Mule, Cosmopolitan, Outdated Original, Margarita or Mojito to call a couple of. When you’ve been studying We Weblog the World for some time now, you understand that we’re not solely wine lovers however write about wine from time-to-time — each opinions and wine tasting occasions. We went with a McManis Chardonnay for the seafood pairing though if you wish to get a bottle, we’d recommend the Neyers from Sonoma, certainly one of our favorites. If in case you have extra of a European palette, then you might need to strive the Italian Pinot Grigio (Barone Fini) or their Prosecco (Avissi, DOC).
If burgers are your factor, then order the crab-topped cheeseburger, which incorporates two quarter pound patties, cheese (or with out) and crab meat topped with glazed aioli. It’s one approach to strive the crab with out having to work these crab crackers. One other crab tasting possibility, with out having to do all of the work, is their Crab Topped NY Steak, which is served with a glazed discount sauce (under).
Fairly frankly, I believe doing the work is half the enjoyable, that’s so long as you don’t present as much as the restaurant feeling famished. I opted for the Surf and Turf, which is a pan-seared NY steak with half of their garlic roasted Killer Crab. Like I stated, I couldn’t get sufficient of it.
Vegetarians or those that want to eat a bit lighter mustn’t go up the heirloom tomatoes and burrata. Yup, that’s pesto on the crostini and there’s basil and balsamic French dressing as properly. It was merely divine and a good way to start out your meal.
We tried a few of the garlic shrimps off the iron skillet with the pesto foccacia crostini. Anthony was in garlic and pesto heaven and I solely wished I had captured the look on his face as he loved it.
Under, roasted veggies and couscous.
Under is certainly one of their seafood pastas: you may get a crab and shrimp fettucine (with garlic, mushrooms, white wine and parsley), a combined seafood pasta with purple crab sauce or their shrimp tomato basil garlic pasta dish topped with shaved parmesan. Oh YUM
For dessert, they provide a Tiramisu, Chocolate Torte and a Creme Brulee Cheesecake. We naturally ended our night with a cappuccino.
The eating room overlooks the San Francisco Bay — are you able to catch the Golden Gate Bridge within the background? You can even spot Alcatraz and the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf under, however with out the noise.
When you’re a crab lover, add it to your record subsequent time you’re in San Francisco. Dungeness crab season is usually November by way of March when San Francisco crab eating places are capable of catch and serve contemporary, native, two kilos and bigger Dungeness crabs proper from the native waters. This season apparently strikes round a bit because of algae spikes and whale patterns in order to not hurt whales within the crab nets. When you’re a critical seafood lover, then think about King Salmon season, which is open from April by way of Might and once more from late June by way of October.
A number of different enjoyable locations to dine within the Bay Space
Michelin Star ADEGA in San Jose, for Portguese Culinary Heaven
The Crab Home
203 C Pier 39
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133