The Crab Claw is one of my favorite places, and has been for years. But, like anywhere else, you have to know what to order and when.
I am a big fan of their steamed crabs but, like everywhere else, they have become pricey. If I want a quick meal, the fried shrimp are terrific: plump and nicely fried. I think the crab imperial is the best around. It is loaded with crabmeat and the imperial sauce is not overly rich, as it can be at many restaurants. They have lobster and crab leg specials during the week that are good bargains as well.
The meals are served with a good side salad; I like their very sweet coleslaw too. Ask them if they made their chocolate muffins (sometimes they come in the bread basket) and save them for a small dessert.
They have an ATM if you need cash, plus they will gladly take a personal check. Not as convenient as credit, to be sure, but not unmanageable either.