click to enlarge Softshell Crab

Jonathan boncek

Softshell Crab

Pier 41 has arguably the best happy hour in town. What sounds like hyperbole can be backed up by fact: $1 oysters and $1 Champagne from 4-7 p.m. every day they’re open, including Friday and Saturday nights. The defense rests. And the defense apologizes for likely making the line even worse. They also have a Bloody Mary that will put all other Bloodys to shame, and will make you the queen or king of Instagram for a day. The monster is $35 and is both a cocktail and a meal. Weighing in at 20 ounces, it’s got Dixie pepper vodka and enough Armoracia rusticana to choke a horse. But the murky beverage also comes with a delightful spread, all perched on top: four fried oysters, three chilled shrimp, and a giant king crab leg. It’s the kind of thing that makes adjoining tables order what she’s having. The best part is the food is solid: The oysters are crisp, yet juicy, and the peel-and-eat shrimp are paired with pepperoncini, an unexpectedly agreeable sweet foil. And did I mention the king crab leg? You had me at king crab leg. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Summer 2019)

Restaurant Details

Pier 41 has arguably the best happy hour in town. What sounds like hyperbole can be backed up by fact: $1 oysters and $1 Champagne from 4-7 p.m. every day they’re open, including Friday and Saturday nights. The defense rests. They also have a bloody mary that will put all others to shame, and will make you the queen or king of Instagram for a day. Coming in at 20 ounces and $35, this meal in a glass has Dixie pepper vodka and enough Armoracia rusticana to choke a horse. But the murky beverage also comes with a delightful spread, all perched on top: four fried oysters, three chilled shrimp, and a giant king crab leg. It’s the kind of thing that makes adjoining tables order what she’s having. The best part is the food is solid: The oysters are crisp, yet juicy, and the peel-and-eat shrimp are paired with pepperoncini, an unexpectedly agreeable sweet foil. And did I mention the king crab leg? You had me at king crab leg. —Vanessa Wolf

Features:
Hours: Dinner (Mon.-Sat.)

Bar Details

Features:

Map

Related Stories

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Classified Listings

Nearby

Powered by Foundation   © Copyright 2020, Charleston City Paper   RSS