Brooklyn Crab

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Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Steamed blue crabs at Brooklyn Crab
Red Hook
Channeling Maine's minigolf clam shacks, this hulking 250-seat eatery brings putt-putt facilities and seaside tastes to Red Hook's waterfront. Elevated on stilts, the three-story stand-alone restaurant is done up with wharf-themed flourishes: lobster traps, fishing rods, Christmas lights and a mounted shark's head. Gather friends for a round of minigolf, bocce or cornhole (beanbag toss) outdoors. After hitting the greens, grab a picnic table and dig into simple coastal fare, such as fried whole-belly clams with homemade tartar sauce, peel-and-eat shrimp, and steam pots brimming with lobster, Jonah crab and mussels, along with potatoes and corn. Drinkers can sip frozen daiquiris or split a bucket of beer (Corona, Bud) with pals on the open-air roof deck, which boasts clear views of New York's Upper Bay.
Venue name: Brooklyn Crab
Address: 24 Reed St
Cross street: between Conover and Van Brunt Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun noon–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–11pm
Price: Average main course: $30. Disc, MC, V
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