The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seafood and drinks at Crab Creek.
Crab Creek keeps seafaring tongue buds on a delectable course with its menu of slow-cooked seafood creations. Chomp on a chic ‘n’ cheese appetizer, bristling with battered bits of chicken breast swathed in cheese and plated with a dollop of ranch dressing ($5.95), or launch a tasty attack on a lettuce-laden salad, festooned with a multitude of munchy vegetables ($3.95) and available with grilled chicken (add $4), crab or shrimp (add $3), or tuna (add $5). Indecisive eaters can sample Crab Creek's bounty with a Class 5 combo, a deep-sea dish loaded with crab cakes, breaded bait-biters, popcorn shrimp, scallops, oysters, fries, hush puppies, and a generous gob of coleslaw ($15.95), while devoted diners dive sans restrictive scuba gear into the alfredo, a steaming pile of pasta covered in cream sauce and smothered in a savory selection of snow crab, chicken, shrimp, blue crab, or scallops ($12.95) or broccoli ($10.95).
Crab Creek procures its sea-swimming materials from superior deep-sea dispensaries, providing patrons with meals ripe off the reef. The eatery also shucks its own shrimp, batters its own fish, synthesizes its own salsa and sauces, and churns its own coleslaw. Accent aforementioned sea savories with a glass of house wine ($4.50) or a briny brew ($2.75–$3.25).
Crab Creek Seafood
Beyond its unpretentious decor and welcoming outdoor patio, Crab Creek Seafood serves up a slew of fresh seafood specialties that garnered a silver medal in The Burgs' "2013 Best of the New River Valley" feature. Cooks toss Diablo shrimp in a vodka-tomato-cream sauce and mix Caribbean shrimp with andouille sausage, salsa, and spices. Diners can dig into housemade crab cakes or enjoy fresh catfish, tilapia, or salmon served pan-fried, broiled, blackened, or grilled. According to the Roanoke Times, a fireplace warms guests as the waitstaff bustles about, "brimming with friendly service."