On Wednesday evening, July 27, 2016, my wife and I joined my son and his wife at Joe’s Crab Shack to celebrate his birthday.
Joe’s was having their special on Queen Crab on Wednesday evenings, so my son ordered that. I had narrowed down my choices to two or three ideas and finally decided to have the Queen Crab, too. I don’t usually go for crab, but this time, I did. Between the two of us, we polished off 19 buckets of Queen Crab, the first two buckets included potatoes and a cob of corn. The other 17 buckets had just crab legs in them. I’m just glad that it was all one price on their special, and I’m pretty sure we got our money’s worth.
Since our waitress knew my wife’s daughter from when she worked there for a while last year, she requested to serve our table and was quite attentive for the most part. She put in orders for more crab at about the right speed until near the end when we wanted to slow down. Somehow, the signals were mixed between her, another server, and the cooks. When my son and daughter-in-law had to leave to get some rest for the next day’s work, I still had two or three buckets of crab legs lined up waiting for me to get to them. I did manage to finish them all. My wife was patient and our waitress stayed until we were done. I thought I tipped her pretty well, but my wife added some cash before we hugged our waitress and left. Joe’s had tried going to no tipping for a while, but they brought it back and wait staff are evidently happy they did.
Do you like crab? How about lobster?
Since Joe’s is my son’s favorite for a birthday dinner, we usually go there at least once a year. The bit of competition between my son and me was an added bonus to this visit over dinner. Since I take too long to crack and eat the crab, I’ll probably go for something simpler next time, as I usually have in the past.
When you are near downtown Sandy and want to get your seafood on, eat at Joe’s!
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