Tag: seafood

Willie T’s Lobster Shack

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

 

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

Sometimes an informal, low-key lunch is just what you need to simmer down in the midst of a full day of work. Willie T’s Lobster Shack, which debuted not too long ago in Dupont Circle right next to Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, proved to be just what I needed. And, as an almost-pescetarian, I could not turn down an opportunity to eat some seafood, especially lobster.

At first glance, the menu may seem pretty limited with 3 primary options – lobster roll, crab roll, or shrimp roll. But the variety of soups and the option to convert any roll into a salad creates an array of lunch combinations. Living in the DC area has taught me that you can always trust crab dishes if it is proceeded by the word ‘Maryland’ and Old Bay seasoning is in sight.

The shack theme is taken quite literally and, although it definitely has a ‘cheap eat’ atmosphere, I had to remind myself that it is a seafood spot. I imagined that anything with the word shack in the name has great food (and possibly on the less healthy side) with a low price tag. The great food part was very accurate, but nearly $20 for a lobster roll (especially with DC tax)  from a “shack” seems a bit pricey, but nevertheless the food was good and it is lobster.

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com
Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

For a (somewhat) healthier option, I opted for the creamy and delicious lobster bisque. The endless supply of oyster crackers and Old Bay seasoning made it easy for me to revel in every taste. Staying true to the “shack” theme, you can expect window service and stool/bar seating. There aren’t any fancy utensils and the food is garnished with simplicity.

Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com
Willie T's Lobster Shack on www.thedanareneeway.com

 

 

Coconut Shrimp

 

Coconut Shrimp - thedanareneeway,com

One can never go wrong with a little seafood for Christmas! Although typically a summer dish, Seafood Christmas is actually becoming a thing for my family so I figured I share the recipe a little early. This fun dish was just too simple not to include on the menu.