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Good place to pick up stone crabs in Miami?

heathera Nov 27, 2009 03:05 PM

I live in Coral Gables and have had stone crabs quite a few times while out on the town but want to pick some up to share with family visiting from out of town this weekend. Im looking for a fishmarket or store that has good, fresh ones and it can be located anywhere from South Miami to North Miami but I won't go to South Beach :) Thanks for any recommendations!

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    JFarah RE: heathera Nov 28, 2009 09:37 AM

    A friend of mine swears by this place, but I've never been...

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      pilches RE: heathera Nov 28, 2009 02:53 PM

      We always buy our stone crabs at Triar which is in Hollywood, but east. It's not too far from North Miami Beach, but I don't know if that's too far for you to travel. Their prices are great and the crabs are always fresh and delicious.

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        poncho5298 RE: heathera Feb 21, 2010 10:29 AM

        Thanks to the person who mentioned Golden Rule Seafood. I used to live in their area but moved and forgot about them. They are good honest, no nonsense folks with fair prices and a wide selection of sea food. I live in North Miami now and consider them worth the drive. Just phoned them and was happy to hear that you can actually get live Blue Crab there. Call ahead for prices and availability. They'll be happy to answer your questions before you make the trip.

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          LargeLife RE: poncho5298 Feb 21, 2010 04:07 PM

          Golden Rule is very reliable as I've purchased stone crabs from them several times. Captain's Tavern in Kendall also has a fish market and I'm sure they carry them as well. I've purchased hard-to-find fish from them and they came through very well.


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            taiga RE: LargeLife Feb 26, 2010 08:11 AM

            Golden Rule are good people with a loyal local clientele and lots of bad jokes coming from the counter. they also sponsor the Deering Mansion's Seafood Festival at the end of next month along with the Sports Grill folks and some others. They tell you straight what's up.

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          jessicam29 RE: heathera Feb 22, 2010 10:39 AM

          Garcia's near the Miami River has stone crabs.

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