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Perfect birthday lunch, Princeton by the Sea

walker | Feb 1, 201507:01 PM    

For the first time, I bought live crabs from Princeton, from the boat called Seabird,(Darlene Pillar Point Harbor,
Dock E 6) which Princeton Seafood Company recommended.
(650) 703-2858. She said she'd save me two over 2 lbs each.

Since I'd called to reserve, she charged me $7 per lb instead of $8, they came to $35.

I took them to the "cooking" side of Princeton Seafood and was charged $5 to cook them and was given a receipt, which I took to restaurant staff. They charge $5 per plate and they serve them cleaned, etc. While they were cooking, we had some clam chowder, fried prawns and french fries, both excellent. The tartar sauce was only so-so. Pretty good cole slaw, good lettuce wedge. I don't think I'd had a warm crab before except in Asian places like R & G Lounge.

The only negative here was the "drawn butter." In my opinion, it was not butter. When I asked, the server said it was clarified butter. It had no flavor (except oily) and was reddish. (By the way, there were three of us and we were too full to eat the 2nd crab so brought it home .. maybe we'll make crab cakes tomorrow.) When I go again, I was thinking I could bring a stick of butter and ask them to just melt it in the microwave. Any other ideas?

Princeton Seafood Co
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