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Shrimp and/or Crab Sandwich or Melt

foodfever Jun 2, 2007 11:12 AM

I just returned from my glorious and food-filled vacation in the San Francisco Bay Area. On my way back to LA, I stopped in Pescadero at Duarte's (Chowhound suggestion) and had the most amazing crab melt. Filled with dungeness crab, mayo, swiss cheese and green onions on buttery sourdough.

Anyone know where I can find a similiar sandwich here in the southland? Will travel.

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    New Trial RE: foodfever Jun 2, 2007 11:39 AM

    Hal's on Abbott Kinney offers a delicious one without cheese on a kaiser roll and Cafe Del Rey in MDR used to have a good one on its lunch menu with cheese (I have not been there for lunch since last year so can't vouch whether it is still offered).

    1. hrhboo RE: foodfever Jun 2, 2007 01:34 PM

      Not crab, but The Lobster in Santa Monica has a wonderful lobster melt on their brunch menu.

      1. Dommy RE: foodfever Jun 4, 2007 11:04 AM

        My FAVORITE is the Crab Melt at Cafe Del Rey... just heavenly...


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          So Ho La RE: foodfever Jun 4, 2007 12:24 PM

          Hof's Hut in Long Beach has a nice Shrimp & Crab Melt. No mayo, however.

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            zguru24 RE: foodfever Jun 6, 2007 10:51 PM

            I like the Hot Crab Meat Sandwich at Harbor House Cafe. I've only been to the one at Sunset Beach. I usually end up going there and then do some kayaking to work it off!

            If you end up liking it, you can get your crab meat sandwich fix 24 hours a day!

            16341 Pacific Coast Highway
            California, 90742

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              foodfever RE: zguru24 Jun 7, 2007 11:13 AM

              Thanks so much for all of the recs. I will try to work all of these in this weekend. Wish me luck!

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