Top 5 Worst Meals
Have you ever eaten at a place where the after-dinner mint is the highlight of the meal? No? Try Crabby Larry's in Chalfont, PA. Truly one of my Top 5 worst meals. Ever.
We had eaten there years ago when the place was called Jones Family Seafood. Great steamed clams. Great fresh fish. What the &*%$ happened?!
Let's start with the salad. Or not. Because ours never arrived, and neither did the loaf of bread we were supposed to get. The waiter was nice and apologetic, and packed up our salad in a styrofoam containter after dinner for us to take home, but by that point we wanted no reminder of our meal there.
The soup? How do you feel about paying $8 for a bowl of Campbell's vegetable soup with a miniscule amount of chopped clams on the bottom of the bowl masquerading as "Manhattan Clam Chowder?" Because that is *exactly* what it was. You don't grow up eating Campbell's soup and not recognize the taste of those weird potatoes, and the perfectly uniform squares of mushy carrots.
The She-Crab soup was simply nasty. Don't know if they got it from a can, but the "Manhattan Clam Chowder" beat it, hands down.
Next up, a plate of four freezer-burned, dried out snow crab claws. Ugh.
Fast forward to the broiled seafood platter. Let's forget about the microwaved "baked" potato. Not sure how they got that funky taste on the seafood, but my husband had to live with it the entire rest of the night in the form of heartburn. The kids had linguine with scallops and shrimp. What the fudge were those (four) scallops made from? Basically holes punched out of some tasteless slab of white fish.
And the mints? Peppermint Lifesavers. Perfect.
What a bargain for a hundred bucks.
On the bad side--horse ribs in a bar in Michigan, egg drop soup from the old Chinese place in Ambler that I swear was made from dishwater, and lasagne in the Poconos where the chef forgot the noodles.
On the good side--both meals I ate at Le Bec Fin, an amazing dinner in Norfolk, Virginia at a place called Todd Jurich's that had the absolute best crab and corn chowder, and a steak at Peter Luger in Brooklyn. High on the list was the gnocchi at La Famiglia in Philly, too.
Oof. Thanks for the heads up Dobi. I was checking out that shopping center trying to figure out where the new tea shop in Chalfont is. Apparently it isn't where that antiques store across the road is. :) Was curious about the seafood place but no longer. Breadcrumbs or whatever the bakery is called was pretty sad last time I got some things from there. Everything was tasteless.
A few years ago I used to go to the Skyline for poker or trivia and thought their food and drink was decent for the price, but my friends are less tolerant of cigarette smoke than I am so haven't been in awhile.
Don't know how Crabby's stays in business as your complaints don't point to just an off night.