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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crabby Joe's Revisited

So a few years ago I reviewed Crabby Joe's in Daytona Beach.  They didn't fare too well and even though I go there at least 3 or 4 times a year I haven't been paying much attention to the fries since that first time.  Wouldn't you know it?  We were there a couple of weeks ago and there were some surprises.

First things first.  The Grunion saw this on the menu:

AND DEMANDED THAT WE TAKE THE CHALLENGE.  We've taken on some big burgers in the past, so I was not excited about it, but I didn't want to look like a wimp so we went for it.  In the meantime, I ordered some fries just in case the burger wasn't big enough.

And this is what came to the table.  Wha???

Lightly battered, hot, fresh, cripsy/fluffy.


And look!  You know they are made from real potatoes cause there is this green stuff on one of them.  Sweet!  They changed the fries and now they are really good.  $2.99 is still a little steep for this amount, but you have to consider the real estate so I gave the price a pass.

While I was basking in the afterglow of the new, better fries, the "Whale Sized Surf and Turf Burger" was delivered.

It's mildly impressive, but also really weird.  It has 3 regular burger patties, 4 or 5 fried fish filets, 8-10 (crappy) pre-cooked pieces of bacon, about a pound of lettuce, tomatos, pickles, and onions, a couple of pieces of what they call "Texas Toast" (which was regular sized), and a MASSIVE burger bun.

The Grunion and I destroyed this thing with no problems.

We shared a little bit with Amy, but really the only tough parts were the giant leftover salad items:

And the MASSIVE bottom bun, which was basically a bread bowl.

Now here's the weirdest part.  See the fries on the side of the burger plate?  Take a closer look.  WTH?  Those fries are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT/CRAPPIER than the fries I had like 5 minutes earlier.

Boo.  It appears that the fries are a crapshoot at Crabby's.  I really don't know how to give a rating to a place without a consistent product.  Weird.  I guess I will just suggest that if you ever go there, ask for the "good" fries.  ? out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. That's a helluva burger! You guys did good on that. Weird about the fries.


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