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Top 5 Worst Meals

Dobi66 | Jul 1, 201208:33 AM

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.

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