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Claw Daddy. Once Bitten…..


The owner of Claw Daddy is an American who has spent a lot of time in the Philippines. He’s also something of a travel writer and the owner of a couple of other restaurants in Manila. One of them, New Orleans, is right next to Claw Daddy, on Bonifacio High Street. The two restaurants share the same kitchen and the menus seem to get shared as well. It’s an interesting idea but does it work?


Well New Orleans has a pretty good reputation and there’s some good live music there from time to time. Claw Daddy, on the other hand, we found to be decidedly mediocre. Good seafood always seems rather difficult to find in Manila. Claw Daddy didn’t alter that perception.

Clawdaddy B

Claw Daddy’s Shangri-La

Whilst the crabs (from whence the restaurant derives its name) were quite tasty – we had the Maritess version – they were rather small and therefore even more labour-intensive than usual.


Claw Daddy’s Crab Maritess

Oyster Rockefeller

Oyster Rockefeller

The clam chowder (from next door?) was big, served in a bread bowl and OK. The cobb salad, however, was abominable. Every lettuce leaf was tinged with brown. The mango bits were soggy. The croutons (if that’s what they were) couldn’t have been harder. The whole thing looked very second hand. C’mon guys!

clam chowder

Clam Chowder


BBQ Baby Back Ribs

The prices were middle of the road; the sound level was an OK 80 dbs and the booze reasonable priced. The food, however, was pseudo. Pity, because the concept is rather nice. 5/10.


Clawdaddy’s Great American Picnic


Bonifacio High Street

The Fort, 9th Ave.

Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

(02) 856-4785


Shangri-la Plaza Mall

6th Level, Shangri-la Plaza Mall,

Shaw Blvd. cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong

Metro Manila

(02) 636-5679


Robinson’s Magnolia

Upper Ground Level, Robinson’s Magnolia,

Aurora Blvd. corner Doña Hemady Ave.

New Manila, Quezon City






Author: Veritas



Photo Source:

Claw Daddy, Shangri – la branch and BBQ Baby Back Ribs –

Crab Maritess –

Oyster Rockefeller –

Clam Chowder –






  1. I had a taste of New Orleans and found their food too pricey, not a good one. Gumbo is even better! Will have a visit at Claw Daddy this weekend, crab maritess looks good!

  2. Your comment that good seafood is hard to find in Manila is so inane that it calls into doubt everything else you say in the review.