Discover Old Florida vibe at Gettin Crabby


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Appetizers, soup, salad, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, steak, pasta, dessert.

ATMOSPHERE

Old-time Florida feel, with aged wooden floors, rustic furnishings and bar and weathered nautical flourishes that offer a clue you’re in the company of fresh seafood. Small tiki-style stage in front offers a perfect setting for live acoustic acts.

OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE

We started with an appetizer of Royal Reds ($15), six or so jumbo red shrimp that were so sweet, they tasted more like lobster than shrimp. Served with garlic butter, they were a scrumptious way to start the evening. The mahi mahi dinner ($22) was a generous portion of flaky white fish pan sautéed in white wine and garlic butter sauce, served with two sides. The fish was extremely fresh and tasty, and the accompanying sauce was heavenly. The plantains I chose were sweet and nicely browned. Four of us split a decadent piece of rum cake ($7) after dinner and left satisfied.

REASON TO GO

You’ll feel like you’ve walked back in time to Old Florida, when seafood was king and fishermen revered. The seafood is very fresh, and there’s a wide variety of crab and conch dishes you won’t find at most local restaurants. A guitarist sang soft rock ballads while we dined, and the atmosphere was quintessential Florida. The quaint bar is a nice place to grab drinks with friends.

SERVICE

Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the fresh catch and daily specials, and she was quick to offer refills.

NOISE LEVEL

Moderately loud sitting next to the live music, but we managed to carry on a conversation anyway.

KID FRIENDLY

There’s no formal children’s menu, but owners will prepare several kid-sized entrees upon request.

GETTIN CRABBY

4110 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 772-463-1166

Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun, 1:30-8 p.m.

Note: Post writers will anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. They’ll tell you about that item and why they liked it in this spot each week.



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