303 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 232-7234
Fax: (405) 232-7234
Parking: Paid, Street, Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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05/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Me and a friend of mine went to Crab Town yesterday for dinner. We ordered alligator tail fried, which turned out very well, so all was looking good. I ordered the rib-eye (med-rare) special with snow crab legs and mashed potatoes. My friend ordered the craw-fish etouffee.
When my order arrived the steak was brown all the way through, and paper thin, and the crab legs were so water logged that the shell would not even snap when I tried to crack them. So I sent it all back. The manager came over and tried to show off his crab removing skills.He came off very pretentious. He was very condescending as if I didn't know how to remove crab properly, and it was my fault that the crab was horrible.
The second one came out and this time the steak was way under cooked, but I decided I would take it home and reheat it later instead of risking yet another trip to the kitchen. The crab legs were slightly better than the first batch, and being from Florida, I figured it was the best I could get in Oklahoma. They were still over cooked and stuck to the shell, tearing and ripping the crab to shreds.
Service was alright, though the waitress seemed to be having a bad day and was not very friendly, or prompt. Today, I carefully reheated my steak (which I do regularly with left over restaurant steaks) and when I bit into that steak it tasted like high school cafeteria food! It was so disgusting I wouldn't have given it to my dog!
It was so over processed it literally fell apart! A burger from McDonald's is less processed than that steak was! I have eaten at Pearls many times but have never gotten the steak and crab legs and if this is what they serve I wont ever get it... If I ever go back to any of those restaurants again!
Crabtown in Bricktown has very good food and lots of atmosphere. The waiters and waitresses go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying your food and keep your drinks filled. I have never gone when the manager hasn't stopped by my table at least once to ask if we were enjoying ourselves. The restaurant decor is reminiscent of a southern Louisiana swamp-type diner, with creaky floors, tin awnings, fishing nets, and other old south memorabilia. The food can be a little pricey, but it is very good.