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Nanaimo, BC: Fresh crab, shrimp?

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Nanaimo, BC: Fresh crab, shrimp?

hjt | Jul 23, 2008 09:41 PM

Hi there,

Me and some girlfriends are leaving Thursday morning (tomorrow), on a leisurely little food tour of southern BC, going as far west as Nanaimo and planning to be there for the weekend.

Where is the best place to go in the Nanaimo area for fresh crab and shrimp? (Within an hour's drive, please.) Specifically, where can we go to have fantastic fresh crab and shrimp prepared simply, and served ready to eat? We're not looking to buy them live, or order complex gourmet seafood dishes. As one of my friends tells me, "All I'm really looking for this weekend is a bucket of fresh crab, and maybe a couple pounds of shrimp: skillfully cooked, served more or less whole without too much emphasis on sauces, batters, and garnishes."

So, we're looking for a very simple, fresh, hands-on eating experience. Any ideas?

Hoping the Nanaimo regulars will see this in time,

hjt.

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