Don't Miss: the Spicy Crab Dip (you can also get a milder version). Blue crabmeat, cream cheese, and spices (served with grilled pita points) make this the ultimate appetizer. For an entrée, try the fire-grilled salmon served with yellow rice and peas and sautéed plaintains with honey butter. The pastry chef's blackberry cobbler à la mode tastes like a sweet slice of summer. Mark Stith
The Crab's Claw: 201 West Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512; (252) 726-8222 or www.crabsclaw.com.