Dining Out @Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar

Oct 27, 2010

By Helene

CP_CrabfriesOf course I have been to Chickie’s & Pete’s lots of times and always have a great time! So when Mikey V. asked me to do a dining out at the Boulevard location in NE Philly-I was very excited. I finally was gonna try “Lisa’s Blonde Lobster Pie” (White Lobster Pizza)! Can you imagine? Big chunks of lobster meat baked on a white pizza- it literally melted in my mouth with each bite! It’s Bon Jovi’s favorite pie and now its mine! Hahaha! It was everything I dreamed of and more!

And that’s not all! First and foremost, the staff there was absolutely hands down wonderful. Friendly, personable, and can I say….I was treated like a Queen- and so was my guest! As soon as we were seated we were met by Jim, Julie and Joanne…but honestly I have never had anything less than great service. We started out with their soup at just $5.50 each. My guest had the Crabfries Bisque….a cream based soup with dices of potato, carrot, bacon and it was topped off with their World Famous Crab Fries. She picked the right soup for herself- cause the one I chose was the Seafood Chowder and it was off the hook (so to speak). It was a tomato-based soup with spices, big cuts of red potatoes, jumbo shrimp, baby clams and mussels. Good to the last drop!

Because their menu has so many wonderful choices, we found it difficult to decide what we wanted to try. So we asked for small samples of their dishes but Chickie’s & Pete’s don’t do anything small. They brought dish after dish of huge portions of some of their favorite new items and classics! Of course we could not resist their World Famous Crabfries served with 2 sides of their creamy cheese sauce! Then came the sandwiches-all made with fresh ingrediants and home-made Italian rolls. Chickie’s Cutlet Italian-this sandwich priced at just $7.00 was fantastic and so delicious. The lightly breaded chicken breast cutlet was cooked to perfection! It was topped with melted provolone cheese and roasted red peppers. It was simply tantalizing.

Next sample…..mesmorized by the name “Magooby”, I knew we just had to try this! Filled with pickles, onions, crab fries, melted cheese and shrimp all on one sandwich ($7.00)-its cold and hot at the same time. And yes it is very “ma-goowy” so get extra napkins! It is worth every bite. So on to the next “daring” selection…Lobster Cheesesteak ($13.00). Yes, I said Lobster, and it’s the real thing. Fresh chunks of lobster meat on top of Philly’s famous sliced beef sirloin with creamy cheese sauce. And the consensus is …it’s an aquired taste. My guest liked it wit cheese I- wit-out! After tasting the left-overs, my daughter’s opinion was “It’s great with ketchup”. You will have to decide for yourself! Then our wonderful server enticed us into trying their Classic dish- a heaping bowl of Mussels in their (Nationally Acclaimed) Red Sauce ($11.00). The sauce is fantastic; great for dipping the bread. The mussels were delicate and soft with just the right seasoning! No wonder Chickie’s & Pete’s Mussels are Award Winning (South Philly’s People Choice Award 6 years in a row!)

Barely able to finish to completion- any of the servings sent to us, the staff happily wrapped up the leftovers for my guest and I to enjoy probably for the rest of the week at home! While dining we met several other diners who were also very happily engaged in their food, the sports game of the day, and simply enjoying a day out at Chickie’s & Pete’s. For locations throughout Philly and New Jersey check out their website at www.ChickiesandPetes.com.

**Although their Crabs made Chickie’s & Pete’s famous-they offer so much more! Check out their newest baby-Ultra Modern-at Parx Casino! And oh how its grown! Now Parx and Packer Ave. locations have a new game room & lounge “PLAY2”, an interactive sports bar. For the ultimate video game experience you can rent a private gaming room for just $25 an hour (4-6 guests) or $40.00 an hour (6-10 guests). There is also a V.I.P. room for up to 25 guests. For more info. please visit these locations and have some FUN!

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