Sea Galley’s Got Crab Legs

Did you have a restaurant in your town when you were growing up that you thought was pretty fancy, but upon maturing you realize that it was just a mid-range seafood restaurant with a bunch of fake seafaring memorabilia on the walls? For me, that place was Sea Galley, a Pacific Northwest regional chain that, because of where it was located, probably actually had pretty good seafood, along with all the nets and buoys and anchors all over the place. I imagine that with these kinds of ads, though, Sea Galley might not have been as fancy as I thought, as fancy restaurants generally don’t promote themselves with singing monster-crustacean-waiters literally embodying the restaurant’s claim that they’ve “got crab legs.” I never had the crab legs; I probably tried to eat my age in pounds of fried shrimp instead.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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2 thoughts on “Sea Galley’s Got Crab Legs

  1. blinddog says:

    I grew up in Edmonds WA. and went to the Lynnwood Sea Galley a few times when i was a kid. I don’t remember that much about the restaurant but I definitely do remember that commercial.

  2. Vinvectrex says:

    Great post – and very accurate. I remember this commercial vividly – but sadly never made it to Sea Galley before they pulled out of the Denver market.

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