The Crab Cooker – Newport Eats Lots a Fish

by Franklin on August 3, 2011

Walking around Newport Beach, I basked in the sun and enjoyed the simple life of a beach bum.  I check out some shops, the harbor, and little eateries — I came across The Crab Cooker. Upon entering, I saw a mini fish market along with people waiting in line to eat.  I didn’t want to dine in.  I just wanted a warm cup of their clam chowder.

Waiting form my soup, I had a chance to check out their market.  They sold smoked salmon and albacore, lobster, scallops, they had it all.  I had a sample of the fish salad they use for their sandwiches and it was great. The interior was great at the feel of it really fit in with Newport Beach.

Interestingly, their clam chowder isn’t like anywhere else — Theirs was tomato based. Intrigued, I thought it was really hearty and flavorful.  The vegetables tasted great and the clams were meaty, though I would have liked full bodied clams a bit more. It was especially good eating it with the cracker balls they gave us.  Also, since it was tomato based and not cream based, it meant it was healthier too.

Even though I only had a soup here, my experience was still great.  I got to see what they had to offer and check this Newport eatery out. Their seafood plates looked tasty, and I would want to come here for a meal on my next visit to Newport.  When I do, I know what I will be doing.  “Eat Lots a Fish.”

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imnothere August 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM

tomato based chowder = manhattan clam chowder – it’s not uncommon

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Franklin August 27, 2011 at 5:27 AM

haha yeah. But 9 times out of 10, “clam chowder” is New England clam chowder.

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