Nov 8, 2011

It's time to roll up your sleaves and get DIRTY!

Aprons and Hammers is all to familiar a concept, but new and exclusive to Dubai.  Crab Shacks always have a reputation of non-pretentious quality eating, and this one is no different.  The portions are generous and they have an extensive menu including steamers, curries, and even corn on the cob! 

We had the Crab Cakes, Clams and Calamari for starters.  The Pepper Steamed Clams were my favorite! 

We also enjoyed a  nice big bucket of steamed crabs in a tasty lemon herb and butter sauce
This was also the first time I've seen Cioppino on a menu in Dubai, and I have to say it made my day! If you're not familiar with the dish, it's a tomato based fish stew originating from San Francisco .  It was first developed in the 1800s by Portuguese and Italian fishermen who settled in the North Beach Section of SFO. 

My beautiful friend Reem and I enjoying our bucket of Crabs in the signature Aprons, necessary if you are going to have the authentic experience at this fun destination restaurant!


  1. Hi Saba,

    I was planning to take my dad to this place for his bday next week. Do you recommend it for a bday celebration?

    1. Hi Neetu!

      Thanks for checking out my Blog post. I would say Aprons and Hammers is a fun experience overall. I am a fan of the concept, as it's ideal for this time of year. Since it's seasonal, most of the seating is outdoors on this vessel, and the fact that you have to wear a bib takes away any "glamour factor". The food is okay, but the ambiance is great!

      As for a Birthday celebration, it depends on what type of person your dad is! If he likes to get down and dirty with his food, then this is perfect! If he likes a more civilized meal, then best to opt for something else.

      Also keep in mind MOST menu items are fruits of the ocean, so if there are any seafood allergies be aware.

      I hope that was helpful!

      Take care,


  2. Hi Saba!

    That sure was helpful..I would love to go there, and am sure dad will enjoy it too. Thanks one again. Do chk out my blog when you can..would appreciate your feedback!

    Take care!