Crab Legs in Portland Area-south?
Hi There! I am a Boston-Area CH-er and I am looking to get up to the coast and enjoy some crab legs, the type of place that lays out a piece of paper on the table and gives you a mallet to go crazy with...willing to travel up to the Portland area....anything up there that fits the bill? Thank you for your help!
There's a lot of crab in Portland but not in the form that you are looking for. Mostly it's available as crab rolls or in other cooked crab dishes. During the summer, Portland Lobster Pound, directly behind Becky's Diner, usually has live crab. It's cheap and really good. I much prefer it over lobster.
390 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
569 White Mountain Hwy, Milton, NH 03851
You're thinking of all those rustic Chesapeake Bay places, I'll wager (love those dives!), but I can't recall anywhere that includes a mallet with a meal. If crab is offered, it's probably pre-cracked or served with a lobster cracker.
Dry Dock - Gilberts - Sea Grille - Porthole - J's Oyster --- they are all within a block of each other on Commercial Street in the Old Port section of town
5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101