Stuffing Yourself on Seafood Specials in Newport Beach, California
You'll understand what the Crab Cooker is about from the fish-shaped sign on the roof that says "DON'T LOOK UP HERE." Since 1951, generations of Newport Beach residents and tourists have queued up in the bright red landmark, crossed under the wrought iron gate, and dined on fresh seafood amid a quirky nautical decor that includes a topless mahogany mermaid and a great white shark. You notice the paper plates and plastic utensils, but don't mind as you sip a hot cup of Manhattan-style chowder. Then you dig into the "Catch of the Day, a combo selection of seafood skewers, or the renowned Alaskan king crab legs. The lumpy Romano potatoes are a perfect side, charred just enough on the bottom.