After finishing the King Tut exhibition Trudy and I headed for the 500 things book recommended Chandler's Crabhouse on the eastside of lake Union, a very short drive from the Pacific Science Center. We knew it was not going to be a typical Roadfood stop when there was a fairly steep six buck parking fee simply to park in the restaurant's parking lot. After we parked we walked to the restaurant and passed a yacht store. In the window wasa sign and photo for a large boat on sale for $1,700,000. Not the classic neighbor for a road food place.
The restaurant itself was a fairly large place with a large bar and a circular dining space with an expansive view of Lake Union out the window. The staff was handsome, well dressed, and incredibly helpful It was a gray and wet day with a lot of rain but while eating we saw a tour boat from Argosy Cruise traveling down the lake and the view was quite.good. The reason for our visit was to sample the place's crab louis which received an ecstatic review in the 500 places book. It was a huge portion of lump cab meat and bay shrimp, tomatoes, olives, asparagus spears and lettuce. It was a large which trudy and I split and enjoyed immensely. Good bread and an excellent bloody mary flavored with wasabi sauce made the meal even better. Chandler' Crabhouse is expensive but the good food,excellent service and great view make it a worthwhile experience. i usuallly don' t mention price but a single serving of crab louis was $27.00 plus tax and a parking fee, things i usually do't have to worry about in portland.
Seattle driving has always been a little scary to me largely because there are so many ravines and waterfront to cross and today was no exception. We got in the wrong lane and ended up on a stretch of freeway where we could not exit and the bridge we had planned to use get to the other side of Lake Washington was closed. We made it to our motel in Kirkland and watched the Oregon-Stanford football game. my beloved Ducks lost their undefeated season and their shot at the national championship in an overtime game 17-14. Our only consolation was a post game dinner at the road food reviewed Spud Fish and Chips on the Lake Washington shorefront in Kirkland. The cod fish and chips have great flavor and Halibut fish and chips have huge slices of fish which are filling and tasty . Roadfood icon Wandering jew brought this place to everyone's attention and it is worth the trip to the Seattle suburbs. Great food in a fish shack like atmosphere; as inexpesivesive and unswanky as Chandler's Crabhouse was the opposite. Both places were great experiences in their own way and made for a wonderful day of dining experiences.
post edited by mr chips - 2013/06/11 22:15:55