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City Island rave: Crab Shanty

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City Island rave: Crab Shanty

EatClerk | Sep 8, 2003 03:20 PM

I usually hate City Island. I find the restaurants depressing and the food subpar. But this weekend I went to the Crab Shanty, located at 361 City Island Ave, and that all changed.

What I had:

Shrimp cocktail: Small shrimp, really unimpressive, the only bad part of the meal.

Mussels in marinara sauce: The mussels were delicious. You could taste a fantastic briney flavor through the marinara, which did not overpower the mussels themselves. I think there were supposed to be a dozen, but I counted at least fifteen.

3-pound steamed lobster: Awesome, one of the best lobsters I have ever had anywhere. Really an absolute beauty. I enjoyed it so much that I didn't even dip it in the butter.

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