Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Reel in some friendly fare with today's Groupon to Crab Creek in Christiansburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a two-course seafood dinner for two (up to a $35.85 total value) that includes:
- Any one appetizer (up to a $7.95 value)
- Any two entrees (up to a $13.95 value each)
- For $12, you get $25 worth of anything off the menu (excluding alcoholic beverages). Entrees range from $8.95 to $24.95 each.
The chefs at Crab Creek take their time to cook fresh seafood plates using ingredients ordered in limited amounts, ensuring quality and garnering praise from the Roanoke Times. Force hunger to walk the plank with starters such as the hot and spicy crab chips served with a crab-and-melted-cheese dip. Diners can admire the beauty of scalloped-edge plates with the scallops Hampton, which are broiled in lemon butter and white wine then tossed with crab meat and cheddar. Piece together memories from a Mexican vacation with the tequila shrimp with pasta, tossed in a butter cream. Each entree's choice of two sides, such as house-made coleslaw or the potato of the day, puts decision-making skills to the test. Herbivores or purple dinosaurs watching their waistline can opt for a vegetarian version of dishes, including the scampi pasta, which showcases vegetables cooked in garlic and butter with a wine-sauce finish. Dining duos opting for the two-course dinner can play rounds of fritter basketball with a complimentary basket of hush puppies and fries.
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."