Travel review: Joe’s Crab Shack, Lawrenceville

Despite close to 16 months of dad trying to take ‘future mom’ to Burger and Lobster, he still had no success by the time we all went to the USA last June. For those unfamiliar with this London chain, it’s a no reservation restaurant chain which only serves 3 things – whole lobster, lobster roll and burger, all costing £20, which is great value for lobster in London. Whoever orders the burger needs an urgent lesson at the Malaysian school of value for money!

After flying in from London and an unexpected detour courtesy of the U.S. 1 highway exit ramp being closed from the U.S. 18, we were looking for some dinner although dad and ‘future mom’s’ brains were telling them it was 3am back home

Joe’s Crabshack was a 2 minute stroll from the Red Roof Inn we were staying at. It had a vibe reminiscent of Forrest Gump as we walked in with a model of giant shark hanging from the ceiling. They’ve tried to carry through the vibe with beach style cocktails and lotsa seafood on the menuCrab shack 2

Ah, how we’ve missed American service. Our waitresses were so helpful and friendly throughout

We opted for the double lobster broiler steamer pot to share. We thought it would be impossible to beat Burger and Lobster’s £20 for a whole lobster. We were wrong. For $44.95, we got 2 whole lobsters, about 10 shrimp, a load of clams, a giant sausage, boiled potatoes and an ear of corn

Fun bibs were provided – yes, you will need them. Together with the requisite crustacean crushing tools, it’s a fun and yummy if messy way to enjoy seafood

As the whole pack is cooked together, the shrimp were overcooked but still tasty. The star of the show, lobster was yummy. It wasn’t gourmet food but just perfect to get stuck into with handsCrab shack 1

A good start to our trip for sure


2 thoughts on “Travel review: Joe’s Crab Shack, Lawrenceville

  1. Nice photos. You do seem to be happy and full of energy and excitement. What can I say? ‘ Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes’


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