The Crab Cooker in Newport Beach is a medium-sized restaurant and seafood market that is near to the Newport Beach pier.
This Orange County restaurant has much on the menu but the most notable item is the clam chowder.
I agree that clam chowder is not much of a unique delicacy but The Crab Cooker has a very tasty recipe and it offers a choice of being served in a normal bowl or a bread bowl. This changes the experience into a memorable one.
One of our favorite past times is to visit The Crab Cooker on a cold night or a chilly winters day and grab a hot cup or bowl of clam chowder. The chowder and a handful of their freshly made oyster crackers are a delight. These oyster crackers are rock hard but act as a perfect complement to the clam chowder.
Often The Crab Cooker has a large gathering of customers outside feasting on clam chowder and socializing.
I have met different and interesting individuals by striking up a random conversation over a hot bowl of delicious clam chowder. In all, a visit to The Crab Cooker offers a high return on the dining experience and in my opinion, a unique feature in Newport Beach.
Winter time is the best season for hitting this Orange County restaurant. Grab yourself a cup of clam chowder and a hand full of oyster crackers, and meet some fun new people. The clam chowder is not the common New England style. This clam chowder is the Manhattan style and cannot be beat.
Trust me when I say that after your first experience, you will be a life long patron of this restaurant. Do not be surprised if you find yourself recommending it to your friends and family as well. Like I said winter visits have become a beloved past time that we enjoy very much.
Though I have recommended the clam chowder, I cannot close this review without mentioning the crab cakes. The crab cakes are amazing and it would be a disservice not to try them!
I am not sure what style their crab cakes are but they will melt in your mouth if you are lucky enough to get some fresh, piping hot, and right out of the kitchen. When TCC was first recommended to me, it was only for the Manhattan clam chowder but then I was smart enough to try these delights as well. On one visit, I noticed the folks at the table next to us were enjoying a plate of them and I inquired as to the quality. They happily recommended them. It seems that patrons that enjoy food at a particular establishment are happy to recommend dishes and share their experiences.
The Crab Cooker
2200 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, Ca
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