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Where to find soft shell crab in SF?

yanks26dmb Nov 17, 2009 10:17 AM

Is there anywhere in the city that will have it this time of the year...and is it good? How are prices? Thanks.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: yanks26dmb Nov 17, 2009 10:36 AM

    South might fly some in from Australia. Season in the US is April through October.

    South Food Wine Bar
    330 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    1. Melanie Wong RE: yanks26dmb Nov 17, 2009 10:40 AM

      They're available frozen in just about any Americanized sushi bar for the spider rolls.

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        Sharuf RE: yanks26dmb Nov 18, 2009 03:05 AM

        Soft shell crabs are not a West Coast thing. So, if you find one it will have been shipped in from elsewhere and probably frozen.

        Seems odd that someone would be looking for crabs sent from someone else's coast when our annual -- Crab-Season-Has-Begun! -- euphoria is upon us.

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          DavidT RE: yanks26dmb Nov 18, 2009 04:48 AM

          I recall that Izzy's Steaks & Chops (in the Marina district & elsewhere) has served soft shell crabs in the past. You could call them and see if they have them now.

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            beerandpork RE: yanks26dmb Nov 18, 2009 11:25 PM

            The House had them this spring when they were in season on the east coast, but I doubt they're still serving them.

            The House
            1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

            1. Sarah RE: yanks26dmb Nov 20, 2009 02:06 PM

              I saw a tray of them go by at Yank Sing this past Sunday.

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