Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack

30 Jul

Before the snow flies, Milwaukeeans who like crab need to pay a visit to Milwaukee’s latest riverfront restaurant. Not the most glamorous part of the river mind you, but on the water all the same. Plus they put some sand down and created a little faux beach area complete with Adirondack chairs.

The atmosphere is super causal. They bill themselves as a coastal crab shack and I find that to be accurate. New picnic tables made from 2 x 4’s set on a gravel driveway is the main seating area. There is a fairly large outside bar that extends inside where there is more seating for about 60. The building is not large – it is an old boat storage facility with cool glass garage doors that can be pulled down when it gets colder. But this is one place you really need to go to when you can sit outside.

It opened on Friday night. On Sunday, when we went, they still had a limited menu. But the snow crab was certainly delicious. And the smoked trout appie was quite tasty. I’d probably pass on the baby back ribs – little over-cooked. It is a crab-shack so I’d stick with what they focus on. From what they told us the full menu will have more crab offerings, fresh fish, steak and, most importantly, key lime pie. The full menu is supposed to be available this week.

So go have a rum drink and some crab and enjoy eating outdoors while we still can!

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3 Responses to “Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack”

  1. Nate.P.K. July 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Adding TFCS to my list!

  2. Sandy July 31, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    Great. Where is it? There are a lot of not-so-glamorous parts of the river.

    • shrimp99 July 31, 2012 at 12:48 am #

      Between Harley Davidson museum and Potowatomi. 1200 W. Canal Street. Take a right off the 6th street viaduct and head west on Canal. You will see a giant fisherman with a crab on the end of a giant hook.

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