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Best spot in Tampa/St Pete area for Stone Crab?

askdrtodd Oct 16, 2009 06:57 AM

I know there are some festivals/parties this weekend in the bay area, does anyone recommend anything really highly? Value would of course be a plus but I'm not scared to throw down some green für die Krabbe :)

  1. Veggo Oct 20, 2009 11:19 AM

    You might check with the Columbia restaurant in Ybor City. The Columbia at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota always has them on opening day, which was last Thursday. I loaded up on them at A P. Bell Fish in Cortez on Friday and ate them all weekend. Jumbos!

    1. j
      JJASF Oct 20, 2009 10:50 AM

      Jenn's wines in Carrolwood sells stone crabs for $14.99 a pound I think. She sells out fast so you have to preorder

      1. annemarie07 Oct 16, 2009 12:05 PM

        think Frenchy's at the beach is doing a stone crab festival this weekend (Clearwater beach)

        1. l
          LJBTampa Oct 16, 2009 10:15 AM

          Catch 23 is going to have a special this weekend for 1/2 lb. of stone crabs at their cost plus $1.99.

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          1. re: LJBTampa
            LJBTampa Oct 17, 2009 09:18 AM

            We went to Catch last night and had the stone crabs. $7.50 for a 1/2 lb. There were two large, meaty claws per 1/2 lb.

          2. rhnault Oct 16, 2009 09:27 AM

            I buy them at Cox Seafood on Dale Mabry and eat them at home. They own their boats so their seafood is always fresh. The stone crab they sell has not been frozen first.

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