Brooklyn – Red Hook
24 Reed St. (bet. Van Brunt and Conover Sts.)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
This two level, massive-by-even-non-New-York-City standards crab shack has a menu that runs the gamut of seafood and shellfish, both in variety and preparation. While the menu is surprisingly expansive, it’s only part of the dining experience, which offers more perks by way of games and scenic vistas. Outdoor decks feature picnic-style seating, views of the harbor and alfresco dining. On the first floor, there’s an 18-hole mini-golf course, a play area and three courts for cornhole—a game that involves hitting targets with tossed bean bags. Be prepared for the possibility of a wait at the bar, since lines are often long and crowds aren’t uncommon.