I’ve lived in Hampton Roads for over 20 years, and I still get surprised when I stumble upon a new great restaurant. Thanks to my favorite mobile app (thanks Urbanspoon!), I can explore the area with a set of new eyes.
This particular adverture started with a “girlie” day with my good friend Brandi. We kicked off that Sunday with mani-pedis (perhaps the 3rd or 4th time I’ve ever had that done). It was fun except for two things: 1) I accidentally picked a color that seemed more pink in the bottle, but ended up looking like “auntie red” nails. Exhibit A:
auntie nails! eeeeeeek!
After our exhausting day of pampering, we were desperate need for sustanance. Using my trusty Urbanspoon app, we decided to venture to Wicker’s Crab Pot Seafood.
Wicker’s has a very Outer Banks casual restaurant feel, even for it being situated all the way on Indian River Road. The place has a lot of charm, including family pictures of Grandpa Wicker. One of my favorite things was the funny sign at our table:
Staff & Service
The waitresses were very welcoming, and we received our food at a good pace (we ordered a lot).
I ordered 6 steamed oysters to start (refer to the top of the page for a picture). Even though the oysters were a bit on the small size, they were packed with briney flavor. I was also delighted to receive more than 6. Gotta love free extra food!
Brandi ordered Manhattan-style clam chowder for her appetizer. I prefer New England style; however for those of you who like the Manhattan variety, Brandi said she really liked it.
For my entree, I got the scallop dinner (friend) with waffle fries and a special side that was essentially fried doughnuts with cinnamon-sugar. The scallops were cooked to perfection and had a very subtle seasoned coating. And the doughnuts…fried dough + cinnamon + sugar. I mean, come on. Does it get any better? I submit that it does not!
Brandi initally wanted soft shell crab, but was informed that they didn’t have that in stock. Maybe it’s just me, but I like seafood restaurants that may or may not have seafood in stock because it could mean that they don’t have any frozen product that they are willing to serve their customers.
She decided to order a crab entree that featured crab meat prepared three ways. I can’t remember all the ways, but I definitely remembered one was crab au gratin.
We definiately had no complaints and both commented how we were definiately coming back!
Directions to Wicker’s Crab Pot Seafood
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