Sherman's Food Adventures: Tracy's King Crab Shack

Tracy's King Crab Shack

I gotta be honest here.  I thought long and hard whether I should do a post on Tracy's King Crab Shack.  Why?  Well first of all, it's in Juneau, Alaska.  I'm not sure how this post would be relevant to most people. After all, there are no roads that lead into Juneau.  You can only get there by boat or plane. Secondly, the place is closed for the season.  Yes, they are only open when cruise ships visit, which goes for most of the tourist shops as well (go figure right?). Lastly, I didn't even try the King Crab!  For the few times in my life, I was too full to eat any!  Yet, at the end of the day, at the urging of some friends, I decided to blog about it.  Hey, just in case you're ever plan to pay Sarah Palin a visit...

So what did I have anyways you might wonder...  Other than the King Crab, they are famous for their King Crab Bisque. And on a rainy day (which is 75% of the time there), this really hit the spot.  It was creamy, rich and full of crab flavour (and chunks of crab).  We liked how they didn't rely on sodium to flavour the bisque.  Surprisingly good from a shack no less.  Of course we couldn't just have a bisque and call it a day...  So I also got an order of their King Crab Cakes. Although there was a good amount of filler in these miniature morsels, it really didn't matter because they were fried up beautifully.  When I mean beautiful, it was a golden brown, crispy and light.  The cake itself was fluffy inside and despite the lack of crab, we still liked them.  What really brought it all together was the fabulous spicy sauce.  It was savory, sweet, spicy and zesty.  Yes, it is a "tourist" food cart in Alaska.  And yes, I'm pretty sure it is inaccessible to many, yet, if you happen to be on a cruise or fly in, check it out.  It's surprisingly good despite "tourist trap" written all over it.

The Good:
- Nicely prepared items
- Cool eating out on the dock (literally cold)

The Bad:
- How many of you will actually visit the place?
- Expensive


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