Less than ten days to go until May 15th and the seafood savvy know what that means: stone crab season will officially be over. Here’s a list of places to get your claws on these delicious crustaceans before they are gone:
Joe’s Stone Crab- For over 100 years, Joe's is the institution that started it all. Be prepared to wait as they don’t take reservations, or take your chances at lunch. Three sizes of claws, traditional mustard dipping sauce and their famous fried chicken and key lime pie round out the meal. Joe's Takeaway also next door if you want to rough it and sit in a more casual atmosphere or take it to go.
Joe’s Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave.
305 673 0365
George Stone Crab- Order ahead for delivery from My Ceviche partner, Roger Duarte’s George Stone Crab. Reputed to be the largest provider of stone crab delivery in the country they deliver four sizes and dinners in Miami and all over the country. Shipped fresh overnight by FedEx and never frozen. Order online at http://www.georgestonecrab.com/
City Oyster and Sushi Bar- Casual yet classy, City Oyster & Sushi Bar is a downtown Delray gem offering daily specials on stone crabs in addition to their full sushi menu and impressive raw bar. Get there fast, because May 15th will be here soon!
213 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Db Bistro Moderne- Miami’s favorite French bistro, db Bistro Moderne, is offering the coveted crabs through the end of season. Coupled with the restaurant’s expanded Oyster Hour featuring $1 oysters, db Bistro Moderne is a must-visit this stone crab season.
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way
at the JW Marriott Marquis
Miami, FL 33131
Steak 954- Situated in the beautiful W Hotel Fort Lauderdale, Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 has daily stone crab specials. Take in the sweeping ocean views on Steak 954’s terrace as you savor the last days of these delicacies.
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Prime Fish- Myles Chefetz’ Prime Fish is famed for it’s expansive raw bar and over-the-top brunch buffet. Adding to the allure is the selection of colossal stone crabs available from now through May 15th.
100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Izzy's Fish & Oyster - Jamie DeRosa’s casual New England style “beach shack” in South Beach has all kinds of fresh seafood year round like oysters, clams, plus Lobster Rolls, fresh fish and Fresh Stone Crabs until season ends.
423 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 397 8843
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market is all about fresh seafood and no frills. A casual spot and fish market located along the Miami River, Garcia’s stone crabs are straight off its own fishing boats. Call ahead for stone crab daily specials. Get them fresh while still in season.
398 NW North River Dr.
Captain Jim's Seafood Market Restaurant- Just until this Wednesday May 11th, their special $89 dinner for two includes two large stone crab entrees, sides, dessert and bottle of wine. Newly renovated and under new ownership, this is a North Miami seafood spot worth a visit.
12950 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami, FL 33161
( Information provided by various sources and subject to change)