The Crab Bucket – Restaurant Review
I love seafood and finding a restaurant that offers “Fresh” seafood at reasonable prices in East Tennessee has been a little harder than I had expected. That is why I was so happy when I discovered that a new restaurant was opening in Oak Ridge, TN. My family had the chance to visit The Crab Bucket for a meal lunch within a few weeks of their opening and were treated to a delicious meal featuring great fresh seafood. We started off our meal with some non-seafood appetizers and I can’t say enough about the amazing cheese curds. They need to be a starter for everyone dining and are complimented perfectly by the sweet chili sauce and marinara dipping sauces.
I am a huge chicken wing fan so we started with a plate of mild wings. They offer several other flavors including teriyaki, BBQ, and sweet chili.
There were so many great options to choose from and the chef offered to provide us with a variety of his favorites to try. I am glad we went with this option because we each were able to try a variety and couldn’t have been happier. My daughter tasted scallops for the first time and instantly became a fan.
Our waitress was raving about the tropical coleslaw, which I was a little apprehensive about trying but after one bite we were instant fans.
My husband is a huge crab leg fan and could eat them for hours so he was excited to give theirs a try. He gave them two thumbs up. They often do an “All You Can Eat” crab leg special and he is dying to go back to enjoy these again.
No meal is complete without dessert and this banana pudding was the perfect ending to ours. The cookies were crisp and all the flavors just melted together for a nice balanced dessert.
The decor of The Crab Bucket is a casual feel with no pretentious airs. It reminding me of something you would find on the beach and made it very relaxing to enjoy our meal. I have not been back recently but have heard that they have changed up the interior some after listening to customer feedback. This really stands out to be about the owners of the restaurant because not only are they pouring back into their business but they are open to what customers have to say and are doing everything they can to better the restaurant. That to me is true customer service.
The Crab Bucket is located in a small strip mall that doesn’t look like much from outside but when you sit down to enjoy your meal you will be amazed by the flavors that they deliver. The chef has experience working with seafood and you can taste it in the food. I can’t wait to have family visit because this is on the list of places to take them.