Nettie’s Crab Shack is a welcome addition to Union Street in the space that used to be Home. It’s a New England inspired crab shack that despite the casual vibe, serves excellent, high-quality food. There is also a sunny patio out front that is perfect for people watching on the weekends.
We started with a selection of oysters and dungeness crab deviled eggs with housemade old bay. The crab was very fresh and the eggs were perfectly seasoned. Just needed a touch of Tapatio for spice! For entrees, we got the special of the day which was deep-fried soft shell crab. I am such a sucker for soft shell crab in any form- sandwich, sushi roll, deep fried on a stick, it doesn’t matter! The daily special comes with a choice of 2 sides so we got the roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus with fava beans. We also got the blackened halibut BLT with fried green tomatoes (drool). It came on a fresh sourdough roll with a salad and shoestring potatoes with fried rosemary. How does one make rosemary even tastier? Fry it of course! My sister got the fish and chips which is cod dipped in Anchor Steam beer batter.
We couldn’t decide on desserts so we got 3 (oink oink you say?) The double chocolate crack skillet cookie a la mode is for chocolate lovers. The cookie is made in a skillet and brought out still hot so the ice cream is beginning to melt over it. The blueberry-peach cobbler came with cream biscuit drops on top. The fruit was so fresh and the biscuits top almost made it a savory dessert. Lastly was the butterscotch pudding which came with whip cream and delicious toffee cookie crumbles on top. Although delicious, Lark Creek still has the best one out there. Nevertheless, I would definitely recommend this place and am looking forward to going back.