Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Youngstown Crab Company

Photos by OHventures

3917 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505
(330) 759-5480

Growing up near Youngstown, I have long known the splendor that is the Youngstown Crab Company. Throughout my travels, I have even seen billboards for this well-respected restaurant as far away as Canton and Wooster (over an hour away)! Youngstown (or any Ohio locale) is admittedly, a place you probably wouldn't peg as having amazing seafood. However, this place will knock your socks off with its quality of food.

This place is more than a few notches above your run-of-the-mill Joe's Crab Shack or Red Lobster. If you're willing to dish out a few more bucks than normal for a meal, then you should be sure to treat yourself to the Youngstown Crab Company for an absolutely delicious meal of crab legs, mussels, steaks, and other seafoods. It's a favorite dining destination for me and my family, and I recently went there as a birthday gift to my taste buds!

The Youngstown Crab Company is one of the only places around that you can get fresh raw oysters on the half shelf, tantalizing lobster, and, naturally, fantastic crab! One of my favorite crab dishes is the appetizer of spicy crab and shrimp queso (pictured directly above). The clam chowder and shrimp gumbo are also fan favorites!

For dinner, I recommend the cajun linguini alfredo with sea scallops, or the tilapia and crab au gratin (both pictured at the top of the post). And, you can not go wrong asking what the fresh fish catches are for the day!

As an added bonus, the Youngstown Crab Company has an enormous bar with ample seating and fantastic drinks, including its famous "Parrot Punch" (which comes in a souvenir parrot-shaped glass), and a long list of craft beers. There are also real life parrots in cages by the bar that will interact and talk back to humans (which gets more and more fun the more drinks you have in you). 

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