I love dining in this area. The restaurants around here are built up high on top of wooden pilings, so they have a nice view of Lake Pontchartrain. This one is located right next to a big, beautiful, chain restaurant named Landry’s Seafood House. Landry’s is closer to the lake with a better view, but if good food is what you’re after, in my opinion you’re better off coming here.
I decided on a cup of the Seafood Gumbo, the Crab Cake Sandwich and the Bananas Foster Bread Pudding for dessert.
And the food!
Like a lot of New Orleanians, I judge restaurants by their gumbo. This was one of the best ones I’ve ever had in a restaurant. Nice bit of shrimp and crab meat in it, perfect color and seasoned really well. Delicious!
I originally came here because I was in the mood for an oyster poor boy, but since the place is called “The Blue Crab”, I changed my mind and went with a crab based entrée. A crab cake sandwich.
When I ordered it the waitress asked me if I wanted it “dressed”. “Dressed” normally means with mayo, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles on it. I said I did. When the sandwich came I bit into it, and something was missing. I realized it didn’t have mayo on it. It was dressed with remoulade sauce, which I would have known if I had read the description on the menu! I asked for some mayo, added it, and the sandwich was perfect! Great crab cake with a lot of crab meat in it.
The bread pudding for dessert was awesome. No stupid raisins in it, and served with a sliced, grilled banana. They bring you a huge piece too. When I looked at it I knew I’d be taking some home. Shamefully, that didn’t happen. I ate the whole thing.
Great place. I highly recommend it!
7900 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124 Ph: 504-284-2898