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adoremange Jun 16, 2009 05:56 AM

Anyone know where i can find soft shell crabs on menu - LongIsland south shore restaurant or queens- prefer simple non- asian preparation-

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    small h Jun 16, 2009 06:02 AM

    You should post on the Outer Boroughs and/or tristate region boards.

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      Daniel76 Jun 16, 2009 09:03 AM

      I will take the time to say that they have really good soft shell crab BLTs at Recipe on the UWS..

      However, nothing really beats going to Fairway in Harlem, spenind 2.99 for a crab, cooking it in butter after coating with flour, and then putting a brioche bun with a simple coleslaw and a shirachi, mayo sauce..

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      steakrules85 Jun 16, 2009 10:23 AM

      In Manhattan, Gotham Bar and Grill has fantastic fried soft shell crabs on the menu right now. They give you three and they are perfect.

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        buttertart Jun 16, 2009 12:42 PM

        Lunch or dinner?

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          steakrules85 Jun 16, 2009 05:43 PM

          Dinner.

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        adoremange Jul 6, 2012 09:15 PM

        ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR CRABS TO MAKE ON THE BARBEQUE! - BUT FINDING IT A CHALLENGE - LOCATING THEM - HAVE GONE TO 5 MARKETS IN FLUSHING AND NONE HAVE THEM -- ANY SUGGESTIONS P L E A S E !!1

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          knucklesandwich Jul 7, 2012 07:28 AM

          Season's over.

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            small h Jul 7, 2012 09:59 AM

            I saw them at Aqua Best on 7/4.

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              Ann900 Jul 7, 2012 10:01 AM

              Not so. Citarella had them this morning, as do most fish stores. Soft shell crabs are usually in season until at least late August.

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            topeater Jul 7, 2012 07:43 AM

            I saw them as a special on the menu at Babbo's

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