Please see earlier answer, above.
CHUCK'S is open daily, from about 9:00 A.M. until either
5:00 P.M. or possibly 6:00 P.M.
You might call them to make sure.
Again, they are slightly higher in price than the usual
seafood outlet ... but what you get is of the highest
Only their local Cod is occasionally frozen and then
thawed, but they will tell you this.
All other fish, shellfish, shrimp, oysters (!!) are sparklingly
The immediate area around Chuck's is quite compact, and
almost a "one stop for everything" affair.
Next to Chuck's is the Old Town Market, will a full range
of liquor, wine, beers, grocery items, etc., plus an ATM
Neither it nor Chuck's accepts American Express ... this,
for your information.
Across the street (the small highway) from Chuck's is
The High Tide Café ... with a wonderful deck to sit on
and eat, having a truly commanding view of the south
part of the Bay and its tides ... see earlier reviews for
The High Tide, as some of its items are very good, and
some merely average ... and immediately next to
The High Tide Café is The Crab Shack ... owned by
a fishing Captain named "Captain Jack", and sometimes
manned by his daughter Jamie ... which is attractive,
but very much 'no frills" and "down to business" ... which is
freshly caught and very much alive and fighting male
Dungeness Crabs, in a large salt water holding tank,
from which you may pick out your choice, and the
staff ... Jamie or Jedediah ("Jed") ... will immediately
take them to the steamer, cook them, clean them,
crack them, and then bring them to your table with
shelling crackers, small meat piks, etc., and lemon and
drawn butter, where you "messily" dive
in with both hands. Very much recommended.
Note: You may also buy any beer or
wine or other drinks you want across the street at the
Old Town Market, and bring them back to The Crab Shack
while your crabs are being cooked and cleaned.
There is no extra charge for your doing so ... you just
make yourself at home ... and be prepared to deal with
the usual but delicious "mess".
Coos Bay, Oregon
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