Waterfront Crab House Restaurant - LIC History
The Waterfront Crabhouse CLOSED its doors permanently February 2015. The Waterfront Crabhouse is a place with a lot of history. I won't recount it here because you can read about it on their website, but it's a large kitschy place with a lot of activity and a lot of different rooms, and along with a tolerant waiting staff it is pretty family friendly.
Family Friendly Restaurants In LIC
We arrived on a Friday nite. The restaurant was busy, but not overcrowded. Because of the restaurant's advantageous size and location, it is frequently booked for holiday and other large function events. During our brief interaction with the hostess, my niece and nephew spied a large vat of shelled peanuts. We all quickly dug in and loaded up with small dishes of peanuts. Within minutes we were seated and the service was excellent throughout the night.
Appetizers - Fried Calamari, Clams & Oysters
We started the evening with appetizers of fried calamari, clams and oysters. The calamari serving was generous, and the clams and oysters were good, although a few of them had a chewy texture. The sauces used on all of these appetizers, primarily consisted of butter which was well suited to satisfying the kids palate.
Main Entrees - Black Angus Steak, King Crabs Legs & Maryland Crab Cakes
My nephew's main entree turned out to be the peanuts, as he ate so many of them that by the time the main entree arrived, he didn't have any room for it. I have seen this happen before. He also crashed midway through the meal, and found the cushioned booth provided a very comfortable bed. My niece, on the other hand, seemed to relish the extra attention that her younger brother's exhaustion provided.
For the main entrees we had a black angus steak, king crabs legs and Maryland crabcakes. The person who ordered the steak was very pleased with it because the restaurant actually cooked it as well done as he had asked. Apparently in Manhattan, he cannot get a restaurant to serve the steak the way he likes it.
Those of us who ordered crab related fare found that our dishes were also cooked in that same well-done manner. Both the King Crab Legs and the Crab Cakes came in the same generous portions.
Dessert - Hot Fudge Cake In LIC
After we finished our entrees, we topped off the evening with hot fudge cake and coffee. All in all, the Waterfront Crabhouse is a great place to go with the family or a large group. It's fun, the service is excellent, the food is served in generous portions and well suited to please childrens' palates. The large airy restaurant allows room to relax and the waiting staff knows how to treat kids.
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