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Soft shell crab, phoenix area

loriville Mar 13, 2008 11:51 AM

Do you know if anyone has soft shell crab yet on their menus? I know Wildfish at Scottsdale mall had it last year briefly. It is such a short season, I want to be sure not to miss anything!

  1. ciaogal Mar 13, 2008 07:21 PM

    Pappadeaux on I-17 has soft shell crab. Get them blackened!

    1. Rubee Mar 19, 2008 11:36 AM

      Voltaire just got some soft-shell crabs in (their newsletter said they just received a shipment today).

      8340 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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        LVI Mar 19, 2008 12:34 PM

        Most likely frozen given that season usually runs May through July. Occasionally as late as September.

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          Rubee Mar 19, 2008 12:59 PM

          I thought it was a bit early too - the earliest I've had fresh soft-shells is actually April - but I'd be very surprised if Voltaire is serving frozen.......

          1. re: Rubee
            Rubee Mar 26, 2008 10:11 AM

            Yes, definitely fresh. Nice and meaty too - they got a shipment in yesterday, and I had the crispy soft-shell crab special last night.

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          Kam7185 Mar 26, 2008 04:23 PM

          A while back, I overheard someone saying that Ernie's inn always has them. They gave rave reviews, but it was sort of worrisome that they are ALWAYS available....

          Eddie V's should have some soon, if not already. They are lightly fried and absolutely delicious!

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