Wildwood, NJ - Where to eat?
Ended up wating at The Blue Crab in case anyone cares.
I had really good sauteed softshell crabs that were
served with a cream sauce. Even though I usually
prepare softshells with Cajun spices and simply sauteed
or grilled after marinating in soy and garlic I found
this variation quite tasty. One of my dinner
companions had Oysters Supreme as an appetizer. I had
never tasted oysters prepared this way (because I love
them on the half shell so much) but this also was quite
good. Both dishes I felt had a little too much
creaminess to them. It seems to me that cream and
dairy in general tends to disguise the taste of
seafood, especially shellfish which tends to have a
very delicate taste. Anyway, the rest of the dishes
ordered by my companions (crab cakes and mixed seafood
over pasta) were only mediocre. We did have drinks and
wine and for the three of us the tab came to about
$100 so I guess you could say prices were fair.
However, it's the kind of place you have to dress for
and I'd much rather have gone to the crabhouse down the
road that serves spiced, steamed crabs on top of
newspaper -- no dress code -- on the water -- down and
dirty. That kind of place is more my speed. Can't
remember the name but it seems to be one of the most
popular eateries in Wildwood and it's on the main
drag into town so you can't miss it. Also, if you're
in the area there's a huge and top quality fish
market on the way to Cape May that's worth a visit.
It's called the Lobster House and includes a restaurant
section besides the fish market. Don't know what
the restaurant is like but the market is top notch
with fair prices so if you're in the market for
seafood, don't miss it.