Posted by Tara Nurin on May 1st, 2012
When Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House first opened, a crisp one-dollar bill would fetch you a large oyster stew, half a dozen raw oysters, a dozen fried clams, a steak platter and, if you were taking out, a handful of crackers and a pickle. Such was the world in 1912, when a young Frank and Rose Snock established their seafood eatery at 142 South Street. A hundred years and three moves later, Snockey’s is celebrating a century of continuous family ownership this week.
Now run by grandsons Ken and Skip, who’ve left the recipe for Mrs. Snockey’s Original Oyster Stew unchanged but added and modified other menu items, Snockey’s will offer special discounts and entertainment through May 6. Thursday (the actual anniversary) is the biggest day for discounts, when dinner platters go on sale for $19.12. Saturday brings a beer garden and roots/rock band Jim Fogarty and the ToneBenders, and Sunday is the day to hear singer/songwriter Mia Johnson and meet WPRB-FM’s Professor Couch and the Rockabilly Roadhouse Radio deejays as they host a classic car show that demonstrates the past century through vehicular evolution.
Snockey’s [Official website]