Seattle : Alaska King Crab at Elliot’s Oyster House

_MG_5339-pressThis is it! This is the BEST crab I have ever eaten in my life. Having spent many years watching Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel ( and still do ) I was in the city where most of the crab boats will call : home. Seattle is home to the Northwestern and Captain Sig.

I asked around and was told to head over to Elliot’s Oyster House. It is ironic that this is an Oyster House but they serve awesome king crab.

It was a drizzling evening and everyone was dining indoors.

I was ushered to a quieter corner. I was going to be dining alone and so I had more space.

The hostess saw that I was carrying a camera and gave me a booth to myself so that I would have more room.

The king crab is fantastic. King crab is served without the main crab body. That portion is usually discarded and used for fertilizer. The best parts, the legs are what you will be paying for.

It is very easy to actually peel off the crab shell. Unlike the Asian crabs which require you to hammer at it with a vengeance,the king crab ‘s shell can be easily peeled off. Once you find a crack, start peeling away.

King crab is cooked by dipping in boiling water until cooked. Then served with butter on the side. No fancy spices that would change the original flavor. How does it taste? The meat is sweet and the texture soft and chewy. It is like the artificial crab meat chunks you would buy for chinese cooking, just that this is real meat.

This goes down as the best crab I have ever tasted in my life.

I salute the men and women who risk their lives to bring this magnificent dish to our tables.

Apparently, I dined in one of the top seafood places in the US. Not bad.

The king crab costs $55 with tax and tips, you would pay around $70 for it roughly.

I highly recommend it. I still dream of it now.

1201 Alaskan Way Pier 56  Seattle, WA 98101, United States

+1 206-623-4340

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