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What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Hungry Man ()
Date: July 30, 2012 08:14PM

My wife and family are hankering for some All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs. But what's a good place to go in Northern VA?

I've already googled it and was surprised that there were only a few places. I live in Herndon and would like to stay close to that area and not have to go to Arlington if I can help it. You guys have been great in the past with other suggestions!
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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Capt Seafood ()
Date: July 30, 2012 08:20PM

There are only a few I know about. They are:

1) Hokkaido Seafood Buffet in Falls Church, VA

2) Whitlow's On Wilson in Arlington, VA

3) Phillips Flagship Restaurant and Seafood in DC

4) Mighty Mikes in Sterling VA

not sure of any more in the area.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Alexander Smith ()
Date: July 30, 2012 08:27PM

Used to go to Captin Pell's in Fairfax for the all you can eat, but they had blue crab most of the time. Still a great place to get a bite to eat, the Old Bay seasoning is just right.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Crabbyman ()
Date: July 30, 2012 08:29PM

The Quarterdeck on Ft. Meyer Drive in Arlington does a good job.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Sea Captain ()
Date: July 30, 2012 08:43PM

Argh! Joe's Crab Shack in Fairfax has 'em...For a price!
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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Mrs. Crabtree ()
Date: July 30, 2012 09:04PM

Go to Giant and buy a few pounds and have them steam them for you. Takes all of about 15 minutes. Then you can go home and relax and make as big of a mess as you want eating them.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: 2 Cents ()
Date: July 31, 2012 12:05PM

Todai at Fair Oaks mall. While it's not an all you can eat place, it is a buffet and almost always has crab lets and huge peel and eat shrimp.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Woodbridge ()
Date: July 31, 2012 02:51PM

Tims River Shore in Woodbridge (just over the bridge on 123) ... They're always having midweek deals. Much better than captain pells!

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Kingstowne ()
Date: July 31, 2012 03:32PM

I like Quarterdeck, used to live right next to the place. I don't remember them having crab legs though, just blue crab. Jet noise (not as bad as it used to be) and Old Bay, all part of the charm.

As for Phillips Flagship, it's OK but not impressive. For one thing you can't just go straight to the crab legs and take just what you want. You have to stand in a big single file line and wait for-ev-er as you file past all the fried glop that you don't want to eat.

If only we had Captain George's in NOVA. You have to go to Hampton or Virginia Beach for that.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: crab cluster ()
Date: July 31, 2012 03:48PM

Woodbridge Wrote:
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> Tims River Shore in Woodbridge (just over the
> bridge on 123) ... They're always having midweek
> deals. Much better than captain pells!


Tims is Way down off Rt. 1 in Dumfries.

Your local Harris Teeter has snow crab clusters for $6.99/lb.

http://flyer.harristeeter.com/HT_eVIC/ThisWeek/index.jsp?ID8541

You pay $27 for a pound and a half at Captain Pells. For roughly the same price, you can get 3 times as much. You can have the Teet steam them for you, or do it home which is quite easy.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: BananaFace ()
Date: July 31, 2012 04:14PM

Crab Cluster sees the overall.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/2012 03:58PM by BananaFace.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Chessie ()
Date: July 31, 2012 04:37PM

Chesapeake Bay Seafood House. "Get all the seafood you can eat."

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Guest 123 ()
Date: July 31, 2012 04:42PM

Backyard has a seafood cash bar on Tuesdays, and Bungalows has theirs on Wednesday- I think their crablegs are 8 bucks a lb. I've only been to Bungalows and it was really good! It's from 5-8, I beleve.
Both are located in Chantilly.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: July 31, 2012 04:43PM

Hooters

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: cravin' crabs ()
Date: July 31, 2012 04:47PM

Not all you can eat, but on Tuesdays, Dogwood in Falls Church has a Raw Bar.

TUESDAY NIGHT
RAW BAR 4 PM - Close
$3.49 ¼ LB. OF SHRIMP
$3.49 ½ DOZEN RAW OYSTERS
$3.49 ½ DOZEN STEAMED CLAMS
$3.49 1 DOZEN SAUTEED MUSSELS
$7.00 2 SNOW CRAB CLUSTERS

That being said, I am heading over to HT and am going to steam my own. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Kingstowne ()
Date: July 31, 2012 05:05PM

Chesapeake Bay Seafood House? FDidn't they go out of business like 20 years ago? That place really started to suck towards the end.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Westboro. ()
Date: July 31, 2012 05:10PM

Ralph Pootawn Wrote:
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> Hooters

Or your mothers bedroom.. She is a whore

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Water's Edge ()
Date: July 31, 2012 05:14PM

crab cluster Wrote:
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> Woodbridge Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Tims River Shore in Woodbridge (just over the
> > bridge on 123) ... They're always having
> midweek
> > deals. Much better than captain pells!
>
>
> Tims is Way down off Rt. 1 in Dumfries.
>
> Your local Harris Teeter has snow crab clusters
> for $6.99/lb.
>
> http://flyer.harristeeter.com/HT_eVIC/ThisWeek/ind
> ex.jsp?ID8541
>
> You pay $27 for a pound and a half at Captain
> Pells. For roughly the same price, you can get 3
> times as much. You can have the Teet steam them
> for you, or do it home which is quite easy.


Tim's (a great place) is indeed down in Dumfries, but Water's Edge in Woodbridge is one traffic light down from the Rt. 1/Rt. 123 light and has all you can eat crabs practically every day. It's a bit of a dive, but I had the best she-crab soup there last month and will definitely be back.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: JustCurious ()
Date: July 31, 2012 05:30PM

Kingstowne Wrote:
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> Chesapeake Bay Seafood House? FDidn't they go out
> of business like 20 years ago? That place really
> started to suck towards the end.


I remember how good they were in the late 80's.. I honestly didn't know they were still around.

Are they any good or a failure now?

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Kingstowne ()
Date: July 31, 2012 05:46PM

CBSH was good back in the late 80s. Then one day we went to dinner there and they told us that we couldn't get all you can eat crab legs for $20 anymore. You got like a pound and then you could get anything else BUT crab legs all you can eat. At the same time they raised the price to $30.
Did not go back for a long time after that. Sometime in the 1990's I went again but there was no more all-you-can-eat it was just a standard menu like Red Lobster. Also you could tell they had really cut corners because the furniture was getting old and tattered. And they must have been paying the wait staff peanuts and treating them like crap because they all seemed sullen and angry. After that I didn't go back and shortly afterwards it closed.
I haven't seen one since the mid-1990s.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: tasty stuff ()
Date: July 31, 2012 05:48PM

Just saw this commercial the other day.


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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Captain Horatio McAllister ()
Date: July 31, 2012 07:17PM

Simpsons: Homer vs The Frying Dutchman
http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/64822/detail/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lionel Hutz: Mrs. Simpson, in your own words, please tell us what happened after you and your husband were ejected from the restaurant.

Marge: We pretty much went straight home.

Lionel Hutz: Remember, Mrs. Simpson, you're still under oath.

Marge: We drove around until 3:00 in the morning looking for another open all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant.

Lionel Hutz: And when you couldn't find any?

Marge: (crying) We went fishing!

Lionel Hutz: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, does this sounds like a man who had "all he could eat"?

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: I Second That ()
Date: July 31, 2012 07:29PM

Ralph Pootawn Wrote:
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> Hooters

Actually, you're right. Not all you can eat, but a pound of crab for about $10 is pretty good.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Capt'n Pells ()
Date: July 31, 2012 07:57PM

Captian Pell's! Only place to get crabs.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Hungry Man ()
Date: August 01, 2012 12:31PM

Thanks guys!

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: john ransom ()
Date: January 03, 2014 02:07PM

Your an idiot

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: obligatory comment ()
Date: January 03, 2014 02:12PM

Obamacare! Liberals fail!

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: ReallyNotReally ()
Date: January 03, 2014 08:47PM

john ransom Wrote:
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> Your an idiot


Oh, the irony. Outstanding.

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: The Truth! ()
Date: January 20, 2014 08:48AM

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: unfairfax ()
Date: January 20, 2014 11:32AM

Same answer, just go to teeter/wegmans/etc and get some and have them steam them. Just check your sales ads, usually one of the grocery stores will have some on sale for $5.99-8.99 a pound.

[rant]And whoever is spamming with these big ass pictures of black people stop it. you are not funny and are a sorry troll if that is all you can think of to do, especially on MLK day.[/rant]

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: Fat Albert ()
Date: January 20, 2014 12:29PM

unfairfax Wrote:
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> Same answer, just go to teeter/wegmans/etc and get
> some and have them steam them. Just check your
> sales ads, usually one of the grocery stores will
> have some on sale for $5.99-8.99 a pound.
>
> [rant]And whoever is spamming with these big ass
> pictures of black people stop it. you are not
> funny and are a sorry troll if that is all you can
> think of to do, especially on MLK day.[/rant]
Hey, Hey, Hey!

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Re: What is a good place in Northern VA to get All-You-Can-Eat Crab legs?
Posted by: unfairfax ()
Date: January 20, 2014 01:38PM

Fat Albert Wrote:
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> Hey, Hey, Hey!

Such a dickwad, lol!


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