Clemente’s Maryland Crabhouse (3939 Emmons Avenue), a rising star in Sheepshead Bay’s gastronomy scene, is gearing up for its first expansion. Known for their $29.95 all-you-can-eat crabs, the owners are fresh off the heels of a November renovation and are now plotting a grand opening in Montauk. Grub Street reports:
Jimmy Muir, owner of Clemente’s Maryland Crab House in Sheepshead Bay (a summer spot every bit as enjoyable as Captain Luna’s), tells us he’s opening a Montauk location, at the old Havana Beach Club at 448 West Lake Drive, in about three weeks. Like the current Clemente’s, which got a gut renovation back in November, it’ll have a back deck overlooking a marina (it’ll seat about 70), and it’ll also boast a takeout window (for lobster rolls and Italian ices) overlooking a front yard with about 50 seats for picnicking. What there won’t be, owing to seating concerns, is the $29.95 all-you-can-eat crab special that Clemente’s is best known for.
Great to see some Sheepshead Bay charm gussyin’ up those Lawnguyland shlubs, but what sort of “seating concerns” are preventing the restaurant from offering its most renowned menu item?