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Jul 1, 2007 10:23 PM

Best Crab house in Miami, Ft Lauderdale even Palm Beach vicinity

Which places would you recommend for best crab house...we've seen some ads in the tourist guides for Rustic Inn Crabhouse but wasnt sure if it was a local authentic good place or not.

We live in the DC area so we've had Maryland crabs and been to crabhouses there but would like to check out one great crabhouse in south florida area---not sure the difference in flavor, price, etc between alaskan king crabs and maryland crabs (aside from size) or other types of crabs that may be local to the Florida region.

Reasonably priced would be great, doesnt have to be fancy ;)


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    1. re: crosby_p

      They don't serve stone crabs during the summer though, in case you were planning to go in the near future. I believe the season starts up again on October 15th.

    2. Rustic Inn has the goods. It's been there for 50 years.

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      1. re: 2top

        I love Rustic Inn. So does Barbra Streisand!!

      2. I'm from Maryland and I think you will be disappointed in Rustic Inn. I was. Not much crab meat. Mostly filler. I'd love to know where they have good crab cakes down here when you find them.

        So far, the best I've found were at the Two George's in Boynton Beach.

        1. I also think you'll be disappointed. For me nothing beats the Blue Crabs in Savannah, GA.

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          1. re: JonasBrand

            Price's Seafood, Water Street in Havre De Grace, Maryland. By far, the best. Born in MD, and lived in DE as well. I moved back to South Florida and there are no restaurants with good blue crabs as of yet. Sambo's in DE is good too.

          2. thanks everyone for your bf and i actually ended up opting for rustin inn and LOVED it...

            we got the king crab legs which were huge and SO MUCH CRAB MEAT we thought that when we go back to maryland blue crabs theyre going to look teeny and lots of work for so little meat =X

            The golden crabs were amazing and super super sweet in flavor too...