My husband and I are crab fanatics - we've had crab legs at Joe's Crab Shack, Red Lobster, Mitchell's Fish Market, Jeff Ruby's Waterfront, Logan's Roadhouse and even made at home from Jungle Jim's. So when we saw that Washington Platform was having a Crab Carnival - we had to check it out. (Their Crab Carnival is going on through Nov 16, 2013.)
While it wasn't too busy the night we were there - it appears they know how to have fun - check out their Harlem Shake video (I love the guy in the lower left).
my tour and liked it quite a bit.
I didn't dig it - there just wasn't any crab flavor. Larry refused to try a bite - he couldn't get over eating the shell and the legs. To me it tasted like a french fry. There just wasn't any crab flavor or meat and the fried soft shell just wasn't interesting. And they served it with a remoulade - which seemed to be served with every crab item. I didn't love that either - very bland. The portion size was fine but after one crab I didn't really want to eat the other.
Why Should You Go? Well - we didn't love our experience. I know they are also known for their Oyster Festival - so if you like Oysters - that might be another reason to try it out. The food just wasn't great and the prices were pretty high (although our meal was provided by the restaurant). It's odd to say in this world of "Chains are the Devil" - but Red Lobster is still our favorite place for King Crab (other than making at home). It's only available at certain locations - but it's cheaper and tastes better. The service was fine - a bit slow for the 2nd half of our meal - but fine overall.
Disclosure: Our meal was provided by Washington Platform. All opinions are my own.