Bites Nearby: Cheshire Crab

Hidden away in Pleasure Cove Marina, this local restaurant boasts a waterfront view, weekly specials and a friendly staff.

Waterfront views, outdoor seating and an impressive list of weekly specials make Cheshire Crab a perfect location for any dining occasion. From group outings to dinner with the kids, this restaurant offers a friendly, laid-back atmosphere and a menu of seafood, pasta, sandwiches and more.


Cheshire Crab is a part of Pleasure Cove Marina, and is managed by Peter Brown. Brown is the original manager of the restaurant, having opened Cheshire Crab in 1995.


After leaving the position for nearly ten years to pursue other opportunities, Brown resumed his role as manager in March 2011, revamping Cheshire Crab's menu.


The restaurant's new menu includes weekly specials like half price burgers on Tuesday and all-night happy hour at the bar on Monday. During Ravens games, happy hour prices are offered throughout the day, as is a $6.99 menu of football specials such as buffalo wings, subs and other bar fare.


Cheshire Crab also offers Sunday Brunch from 10 AM until 2 PM, with a menu of items including an assorted cheese plate, steak and eggs, and Eggs Benedict. Brunch entrees are served with a complimentary mimosa, breakfast potatoes and a freshly baked muffin.


Barbara Greene has been a manager at Cheshire Crab for three years, and said that the restaurant brings in a mix of Pasadena locals and boaters who dock at the marina to stop in for dinner.


“I really love working here,” said Greene, “I like seeing the locals and the regular customers—They've become my friends over the years. I also love working so close to the water and getting to see such beautiful views all the time.”


D Brown spoke of his return to Cheshire Crab fondly, and said that the time was right for him to come back.


“I consider this my baby. I opened it, and it's good to be back. I see many of the same customers come in that were here back when we opened and it makes me feel good about the decision to come back. Our customers are loyal and its nice to always have so many familiar faces eating here,” Brown said.


Cheshire Crab is located at Pleasure Cove Marina—1701 Poplar Ridge Road in Pasadena. The restaurant opens at 11:30 AM daily. For more information about the Cheshire Crab, visit their website, or check out their Facebook page.


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