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

Tracy's King Crab Shack

Traveling to different places in the world not only allows us to learn about history and various cultures, it affords us the opportunity to eat!  Yes, that is probably more important than the other stuff...  LOL...  However, when we find something really tasty, it can often be a blessing and a curse at the same time.  You see, the chances of returning for a second taste are pretty remote, especially when the destination isn't exactly close and/or easy to get to.  So imagine the anticipation when I knew I would be going back to Juneau and yes, Tracy's King Crab Shack!  Well, it isn't really a shack anymore as it has moved into a B&M location close to where it was before.

Yes, the highlight of our visit to Juneau was heading over to Tracy's...  Well, since Viv wasn't overly enthused about another cruise to Alaska (#firstworldproblems), she was game for the Crab Shack Combo featuring a little of everything including their Famous King Crab Bisque served with Garlic Rolls.  I've had the bisque before and for me, this has to be one of the better ones I've had anywhere.  Usually, a bisque can be rather heavy where finishing the whole thing is a chore.  Although this version was still rich, it was thin enough to be eaten easily.  It was purposefully salty with plenty of sweet bininess.  The side of garlic rolls was great for dipping into the bisque as well as into the clarified butter.  They were soft and aromatic.

Also included was their excellent Crab Cakes that look more like chicken nuggets.  That was a good thing as they were little bite-sized crispy bundles of fluffy joy.  I swear I could've eaten a dozen of these by myself.  I didn't because we had more food aboard the ship later!  Alright, onto the main event with the King Crab Leg.  I noticed that the ones served with the combos were slightly smaller than the ones ordered a la carte.  No matter, it was still plenty big while being fluffy with an appealing rebound.  There was the natural sweetness accented by the salt water it was cooked in.  Yes, we dipped it into the clarified butter.  Yummy.  I can't wait to come back again.  Well, that is probably when I'm much older and retired.  Viv swore to never go on another Alaskan cruise.  We'll see about that.

The Good:
- Solid eats
- Love the location and vibe
- Reasonably-priced IMO

The Bad:
- Unfortunately, no more AYCE crab legs


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