February 18, 2014

A Sit-Down Restaurant with an Outside Play Area - YES!

Frequently, we find ourselves caught between eating at a sit-down restaurant and eating somewhere that has a play area where our kids can entertain themselves and not drive everyone at the table batty with their restlessness.

So I was thrilled to find a sit-down restaurant that has an outside play area this week - I must have driven by this specific Joe's Crab Shack a million times and never noticed. But when we pulled up and unloaded, my boys made a beeline for the play area even though it wasn't quite 60 degrees outside yet. They do have a porch and heat lamps, but we chose to sit inside. The kids area doesn't have a way to get out without coming into the restaurant unless you climb over the wooden railings. It's fine for slightly older children, but if you have younger kids you would need to sit within eye sight of them.

Make no mistake though when it warms up soon - we will be back. Even if it's just for drinks on the patio or dessert, if I don't have a sitter, Joe's Crab Shack will be at the top of my list of options simply because of this play area.

However, that's not all that the brought to the table - literally, ha!



They have a new buffet breakfast with beignets that were like fancy donuts. Mmmmmm!

And all of our food was good. We cleaned our plates and ate until we were so stuffed we almost rolled out.

There are a couple of specials that are especially interesting - $2 Mimosas for the breakfast buffet and every Tuesday, Joe’s is hosting $2 TWOSDAYs at all of its locations, serving up Crab Fritters and a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon in a TWOSDAY Koozie, for only $2 each all day.