If you want to throw yourself into being a tourist in your own town, the Crab Shack is the place to do it. Big steamer dishes of crab legs, oysters, corn, shrimp, sausage, and potatoes are the most fun way to go, but when local oysters are in season, they can also be found here. Naturally, the menu offers plenty of fried and grilled options, but we like the messy stuff that requires a little work and danger. Cold beer and cocktails are abundant as well, and the bartenders at the downtown location know how to entertain visitors and treat the locals right at the same time.
Seafood by the bucket, beer by the bushel, and free peanuts by the barrel.
• $2 domestic beer, $3 house liquors, $3.99 house wine, $1 off all call and premium liquors.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 4 pm-7 pm