My friend Lisa suggested we have Miss Katie’s Crab Shack for lunch on a hungover Sunday and I jumped at the idea. As a bonus it was just up the road on Smith Street in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
I arrived and immediately ordered a large glass of soda water. Next thing I know the waiter had talked us in to two for one Bloody Mary’s too and holy sh*t am I glad! They had pickles and a prawn on top, plenty of spice and enough kick to pep me right up!
We sat out the front to begin to enjoy the beautiful Melbourne weather but I soon discovered a hidden little fishing themed oasis out the back for us to move into.
I decided immediately on the southern style crab pot. Crab, corn on the cob, baby potatoes and spicy sausage boiled in butter, lemon and Old Bay – ummmm yessss!! Later on I did have a little FOMO when I found out the guy next to us had chilli crab as a special, otherwise def the best choice on the menu.
It came out fairly quickly (along with more bloody Mary’s) and we smashed them! Yay for bibs as it is certainly messy. Crab cracking is a slightly tedious way to enjoy a lunch however you do feel a sense of satisfaction when you suck a fleshy part of crab meat out from a leg. I felt like I deserved it after all that work. Everything was delicious and devoured with minimal talking – that’s when you know it’s good.
Best way to spend a hungover Sunday in Fitzroy. I highly recommend a table out the back with a great company, 2-4-1 Bloody Mary’s and a crab boil as a wonderful way to while away an afternoon.
Next time I want to try the fried green tomatoes. Oh, and here’s a hot tip, don’t wear white like I did!