Barking Crab and Bowling

Saturday night was super fun!

A couple of months ago, we bought a deal from Gilt City – $25 for $50 worth of food at The Barking Crab Restaurant downtown.  Our friends Katrina & Geoff also bought the same deal, so we were pumped for a fun double date night out this weekend.

I loved the vibe of The Barking Crab from the second we walked in the door.  It was super casual, with a fun summerish “clam shack” feel, and right on the waterfront too.

One section of the restaurant was indoors, and the other is the outdoorsy section you can see in the picture above.  Since the weather was still cool on Saturday night, they had the tent windows closed for us.  They had indoor heaters going, so it’s definitely not too chilly if you are cold all the time like me.  We definitely wanted to be in this section though, there was a fun bar and picnic tables lined throughout the room.

We took a while to decide what to get because there were just too many delicious sounding items on the menu.

Especially since we had up to $50 worth to spend!  We wanted to make a wise decision since we never spend that much.

Since I had paid the original $25 for the deal months ago, it was like I was getting $50 worth of food for free.  Right?!

While we were deciding what to order, we got some beers:

A Widner’s Hefenweizen for me, yum.

Tim and I decided to get $50 worth of appetizers and have a little of everything.  We started with a cup of clam chowder each:

Then a stuffie each, which was a quahog stuffed with chourico and sweet bread.

Next up were crab cakes:

And mussels, we looooove mussels:

And finally, five littlenecks!  My first experience with these little clams.  Tim had to give me a lesson on how to properly eat them.

It’s just like taking a shot!  Except you slurp the little bugger right out of its shell:

There was my trying something new of the weekend!

We really enjoyed our food, so that was a plus.  I would definitely come back here; however the actual menu items are a bit pricey (at least for us).  So I probably wouldn’t come back for another big huge meal unless I had another online deal.  I most definitely would come back for another appetizer (or two :)) and a drink in the summertime though — you could make a whole day of it downtown.

Fun times with Geoff and Trina!

After our fun dinner date, we met up with some other friends of ours at Lanes & Games.  Our other roommate Slesh planned a 30th birthday outing for her boyfriend Will, so we finished up the night with some bowling fun!

Whenever I bowl I’m either hit or miss – there’s no middle ground for me – but Saturday night I was ON!  Woohoo!

I even beat Tim one round.  😉

Dorky bowling shoe picture, can you tell I’m wearing nylon knee highs?!?!

Great night with great friends!

Ever been to Barking Crab?  Do you like seafood?  If so, what’s your favorite?  When’s the last time you went bowling?  Tell me about your Saturday this past weekend!

Enjoy your Tuesday!