Mix fresh crab, clams, mussels, oysters, prawns and scallops with sausage, sweet corn, and potatoes and you get a typical Crab Pot meal down on Pier 57 in Seattle.

This is the kind of place where they dump the seafood onto your table unceremoniously, and let you rip it apart with your hands. Beer is a must.

It’s immensely popular. On the best of days the line up to get in is 30-minutes… on the worst, hours (and they don’t take reservations).

The best course of action is to head down and add your name to the waiting list and wander the pier. There are so many things to see and do that time passes quickly.