Miami Foodie

The Crab House – Miami

Posted on: April 3, 2009

When you grow up in a family who frequents states like Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts for family vacations, and all you every wanted to go to was Disney or the Bahamas, the one thing that you learn to appreciate is fresh seafood… Surprisingly, fresh Seafood happens to be one of the hardest things to find in New York City, and is reason #154 why I absolutely love Miami… Miami has FANTASTIC seafood! The Crab House Miami is reason #155.

Crab House Miami - Alaskan King Crab

Crab House Miami - Alaskan King Crab

The Crab House Miami\’s giant red neon crab illuminates from a half a mile away, which could deter you from expecting THE quality food that is actually served.

One Saturday afternoon, my friends and I stopped in, craving fresh crab… and that was exactly what we got… times 10! We ordered the Crab Trio – heaping portions of Pacific Coast Dungeness Crab, Alaskan King Crab, and Snow Crab. This dish was ample enough for two people. When the dishes were delivered, we dug right in, uttering words of \”look how this huge chunk (of crabmeat) this chunk is!\”…. \”oh thats a good one\”…. By the end of my first visit, I was sold, and continued to sell this place to all of my fellow seafood lovers. However, we noticed a noticeable decrease in portions on our Saturday night return trip… it could have been an off night, or they didn\’t order enough seafood for larger crowds. Nevertheless, the quality of seafood was still superb.

Crab House Miami - Salmon and Crab Cake

Crab House Miami - Salmon

My mother had ordered the crab cakes, which were far from disappointing – Spiced with a slight kick, these colossal crab cakes overflowed with real lump crab and spiced seafoody goodness – I trust their award winning status.

However, I do recommend steering away from the all you can eat buffet (the quality of the seafood is just not to par with the menu ordered meals) and skip the Cedar Planked Salmon, as the Salmon, as well as the accompanying side dishes, are simply bland.

Oh! And for 6.99, grab the unlimited salad bar… it beats ordering salad from the menu… man it up and make it yourself!!

Overall MiamiFoodie Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

The Crab House
1551 79th St Causeway
Miami, FL 33141
(305) 868-7085


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: