REVIEW: Boiling Crab Market, Norcross, Gwinnett
We were out and about on a Sunday afternoon looking for a diamond in the rough. I had seafood on the brain and a Scoutmob app on my phone with a 50% off deal for The Boiling Crab Market. The app said the deal was expiring in just days, so I wanted to jump on this one right now!
Something seemed amiss when we pulled in front of the restaurant. There was no activity going on and it appeared we were on the set of The Walking Dead. It quickly got worse. The door was mysteriously propped open with a rock. “In this heat?”, I thought to myself. On the interior door was clearly posted they were no longer accepting the Scoutmob deals. Bummer, right? Well, heck. We were already there and finding no zombies defending the place, we decided to enter.
The young lady that sat us greeted us warmly and brought our drinks quickly. Looking at the menu, we began to feel uneasy. The prices were really cheap. While Clark Howard may love the $1.50 hot dogs at Costco, I’ve always felt that cheap prices mean cheap food and life is far too short to eat cheap food. I was in the Marine Corps for four years, so I’ve had a lifetime’s full of crappy food.
We decided to roll the dice anyway (the sacrifices we food critics make for our readers) and at least give it a shot. Melanie ordered the Fried Shrimp with fries and hush puppies while I chose the Grilled Shrimp and Catfish with fries and hush puppies. I have to say that I was surprised. The grilled flavor was very pleasant and Melanie ate all of her shrimp, which she said has no seasoning at all.
While it wasn’t horrible, The Boiling Crab Market failed to impress either one of us. Its not bad for cheap food but it really didn’t hit the spot I was aiming for. Its average, which is a lot better than we expected but unless you’re really looking for a bargain, we think you’re better off passing on The Boiling Crab Market.