11728 South Tongass Highway
Trip Advisor page: George Inlet Crab Feast
George Inlet official site: https://www.catchcrabs.com/
I did a bit of research before the cruise to Alaska and this was the one excursion that all the travelers raved about. Everyone claimed that this was the best crab that they had ever eaten, so I was curious to find out if it really was true. We took Princess Cruises, and I think the crab feast is bundled with a few short excursions. For the one that we took (the Rainforest walk with the crab feast), it was about $150 per person. If you’re not visiting via cruise, reservations through George Inlet’s website are necessary. Oh, and they do online orders for the crab, although it’s pretty pricey!
George Inlet is located right next to the water, very picturesque. You will need to walk 70+ steps to get down to the restaurant. Same goes for going back up.
The crab feast basically features ALL-You-CAN-EAT freshly caught and steamed Dungeness crab! The meal also comes with salad and dessert (an awesome crust-less blueberry cheesecake). All of the reviews were right — the crab is just so succulent and sweet, it is beyond compare! The crab meat is full of crab flavor, and so tender. The crab is served table-side, so just raise your hand for more and the waitresses will bring them right over. The only downside to the crab feast as a cruise excursion is that you’re limited to about an hour of eating time.
I think there are also tours/excursions that take you out to the crab boats so that you see how they’re caught. Will have to try that next time! 🙂