The Crab House may not serve haute cuisine, but it sure does serve a lot of crab: crab caesar, crab cakes, Killer Crab, crab cioppino, crab enchilada, crab chowder, crab cocktail, crab pizza, crab alfredo, crab lasagna, crab melt, crab burger, crab benedict, crab omelette... you get the idea. Let's say your relatives are in town and they're not really into ahi tuna towers or phyllo-wrapped foie gras. Rather, they want to see some of the S.F. waterfront and have some seafood in a nice place. That's when you pull out the Crab House card.
- Excerpt from The Real San Francisco Treat, An old-school crab feast at Pier 39's Crab House by Tracie Broom