Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on a fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood fare and drinks at PIER 3132 Grill & Oysterhouse (formerly known as the Crab Shack), located on West Broadway.
PIER 3132 offers a menu of creatively crafted plates pulled in from the sea, thoroughly washed, and topped with yummy edibles. Ease into your savoury, sensory excursion with the harvest mushroom plate, a festive mix of locally grown mushrooms, shallots, and garlic thrown into the pan and seared before being royally crowned with crostini and grana padano cheese ($9). Favourite dishes include the house-made crab cakes ($15) and the lobster curry, composed of four ounces of east-coast sweet lobster coated in curry brandy sauce and accessorized with the delicate flavour of mission figs ($16). The vegetarian taglialetti will satisfy chloroplast cravers with a robust wild-mushroom ragu, sautéed baby spinach, and a luscious white-wine pesto sauce ($16), while the braised lamb shank ($20) calms restless carnivore tongues with its tender lullaby. Shellfish offerings include lobster tail, Alaskan king crab, and Pacific snow crab, all valued at market price.
The casual, lively atmosphere of PIER 3132 is equalled by an attentive and friendly staff of storks who'll deliver your freshly ordered bundle of seajoy while it’s still warm and cuddly. Enjoy a drink with friends, nosh on new-wave seafood, or announce your new plan to live in a houseboat in Dad's driveway at this laid-back eatery.
3132 W Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H3Get Directions