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Crabs on Pensacola Beach

We love seafood, and after hiking around on Ft. Pickens, we were ready for a late lunch. We did something we rarely do, we deliberately chose a very touristy restaurant surrounded by people on Spring break, lots of college kids, lots of high school kids, lots of parents with very young kids, maybe the elementary schools are also having Spring Break, but also – it’s Saturday.

And it is gorgeous on Pensacola Beach, temperatures in the low 80’s (F), a nice breeze, some fluffy clouds now and then, and the Crabs looks like just the right place. It is huge. It says it can take ‘large parties’ and it looks like it has seen a large party or two.

They have a huge sign. It says “We’ve got CRABS!”

It is right on the beach. It has several levels, and I am guessing, based solely on my observations of the demographics, that young things in swimming suits, couples, and people with small children get seated on the beach level and people wearing clothes (us) are seated one floor up. That’s fine with us, by the way, we got this gorgeous table with a view that goes on forever, overlooking the entire beach scene.

We also decided we’ve lived in the Middle East too long. We keep thinking those women need to put on some more clothes! And they ask us if we are missionaries! Think maybe my skirts are a little too long?

There was a huge crowd. Service was very friendly, but SLOW. When our food came . . . we were so hungry. I forgot to take photos. We were half way through when I remembered . . . 😦

This is what half of Crabs Shrimp and Fish dish looked like:

This is what AdventureMan’s Southern Mixed Seafood looked like:

We have so much left over that we are having it for dinner tonight!

April 13, 2010 - Posted by | Cultural, Customer Service, Eating Out, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Florida, Food, Humor, Living Conditions, Local Lore, Mating Behavior, Pensacola, Values, Women's Issues


  1. I would never have guessed that they sell crabs at that restaurant….

    I’ve seen mr Adventureman!!!!!!
    At last!!!!
    I have never lived in the middle east and I sometimes think some women really should put on a few more clothes…

    Comment by Aafke | April 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. LOL–“they ask us if we are missionaries”!

    Comment by Grammy | April 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. LOL, Aafke, he is also on the About page, didn’t you see him there? And you really made my day, that I am not the only one who thinks some women should wear a more clothes, LLOOLL 😉

    Oh Grammy, thank you for laughing! I think it is because we lived in Africa, too.

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 13, 2010 | Reply

  4. Intwith intlxpatr :

    There is a slice of water melon on the plate , is traditional to serve it with fish dinners

    Comment by daggero | April 13, 2010 | Reply

    • No kidding, Daggero? I’m trying to remember fish dinners in Kuwait; it seems to me that watermelon was often served in Chinese restaurants, but I cannot remember watermelon in any traditional restaurant. I can remember watermelon at private homes with fish dinners. 🙂 and the trucks by the side of the road selling watermelons, I think mostly from Iran.

      Comment by intlxpatr | April 14, 2010 | Reply

  5. […] (For those of you in the area, here is our review of our first visit to Crabs – We Got ‘Em several months ago.) […]

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