A short walk in the rain, with the wind off the lake pulling at our umbrellas, and we had reached our destination: Fulton's Crab House.
|Fulton's Crab House|
|I wasn't kidding about the boat part.|
|Waiting for the elevator.|
|One of the long, skinny dining rooms.|
You can easily see the fish motif in this shot, but...
|Our table in the Constellation Room.|
|Only part of the view.|
I told you it was raining...
|Another part of the view.|
There was a lot more to it than these two shots.
As for her by name.
|Portobello mushroom fries.|
|Pouring lobster bisque for Mom.|
|Pouring lobster bisque for Elizabeth.|
|The bisque. Its color was perfect.|
|The New England clam chowder.|
|The Fulton's Seafood Tower|
|My staring contest with a fully cooked lobster.|
I'm wondering where the hell to begin with this thing.
|The chilled seafood trio.|
|The Hook and Sinker.|
There was a small list of defects with the meal:
- Some of the lobster meat was a bit overcooked, and thus was rubbery.
- Everyone who ate crab (me, Aaron, and Mom) each encountered one jointful of crabmeat that seemed to have been soaked in saltwater overnight after it had been cooked.
- The peel-and-eat shrimp on the chilled seafood trio were very bland, and didn't seem to have been seasoned when they were cooked.
- The bread on the top of Dad's sandwich was hard and crusty while the bottom piece was soft and pliable...
- We had to ask for drawn butter. In pretty much every other seafood place I've ever been to, you get that as a matter of course.
Of course, we wouldn't have had the fantastic service provided by Rhonda, nor the great view, nor the fantastic surroundings. And those factors made what would have been a pretty standard meal a bit special. So... would I recommend Fulton's to friends? Yeah, I would. I'd warn them not to expect miracles, but yeah, I'd recommend it. Let's call it three-and-three-quarters stars out of five.
The accumulated bill (we were all going dutch today) was a little over $150 for five people. My own part of that damage, for the Fulton's Seafood Tower, a drink, and some soup, was $54. And just to note... I'm writing this some six hours after we got done eating, and am still not that hungry, so the money is well worth it.
And if you go, ask for Rhonda by name.
Next up: Bongo's Cuban Cafe, at Downtown Disney.