So I have been set on finding a place in NYC for Lobster all you can eat and crab all you can eat. As of yet I still have not found a place for lobster but I thought I would share some of my findings and opinions of two places I have found thus far ( Churascarias like plataforma just have sushi BTW).
1. Indigo on Wednesdays
2850 31st Street (at 30th Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11102
by phone: 718 728 0050
by fax: 718 728 0057
Opinion: I have come here a few times, they have a great setup for $17-23 ( price has varied
) You get bread, Home Made French Fries, then a choice of a Pasta or salad. Then the Snow crab comes. The crab comes initially in two servings on your plate. Then my one caveat is that you have to wait until you your plate is clean until you get your next one. Considering how much I love crab I wish it were faster but economically it makes sense for the restaurant. They have a large selection of beers to go along with crab so its really a home-run if you like Snow Crab. Only downfall is that for those in brooklyn or manhattan you have to take the train to astoria... But hey it beats flushing which I still can't get to
2. Back Forty's Chesapeake Crab Boil (Tuesdays / wednesdays)
190 Ave B
at 12th St
Price: $35 all you can eat and $15 Pitcher Beers.
Killer deal if you dont want Snow crab. for $35 you get all you can eat Blue Crab. They start taking reservations on Thursdays and I highly recommend calling in as it gets booked quick. They initially had it just for Wednesdays but due to demand it is now Tuesdays/Wednesdays.
The atmosphere is great, especially with the Newspapers and mallet routine. For those who have not had this type of crab, the mallets are to break the shell unlike Snow Crab and dungness. I recommend not wearing your fancy clothes as you will can get messy. The food is tasty and is a great deal.
Maras Home made ( not all you can eat)
342 East 6th Street - New York, New York 10003 212-598-1110
There specials on Mondays:
50 cent Oysters, Soft Shells, $5 Crabs at Mara's Homemade and
Louisiana Oysters on Half Shell $6/dz
Louisiana Blue Crabs $6 each, minimum 3
Louisiana Fresh White Shrimp now in season
Low Country Boil $25:
1 lb Crawfish, 2 Crabs, 1/2 lb Shrimp
the place is definitely a throwback from Louisiana and is worth the stop if you have a craving for some cajun & N'awlins style food . The gumbo is great and has the home cooked taste. For some people expecting something fancy of the place should be warned, as the place is very plain and simple. But it makes up for the lack of bells and whistles with its food.
Blue Crab Mondays at the Hideaway ( also sundays)
185 Duane St (at Greenwich)
They have good crab but the issue is that it is M.P with some other Blue crab specials. Like the ABC venue, you get your paper and mallets. It would be good if they had a set price but sae la vie.