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Rodes Seafood bonita springs good for stone crab to take home?

kevin25 Feb 12, 2011 06:39 AM


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    RevrendAndy RE: kevin25 Feb 13, 2011 04:24 AM

    Yes. They do the best job of cracking crabs, making it very easy when you get home.

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      kevin25 RE: RevrendAndy Feb 13, 2011 09:01 AM

      thanks Rev, do you have any lunch spots close to Rodes? we are leaving Santibel inthe am going to Rodes to pick up stone crabs to go to Labelle. lunch anywhere along the way you suggest. probably drive corkscrew road over to 29 north.

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        RevrendAndy RE: kevin25 Feb 14, 2011 06:47 AM

        Kevin, You are really driving out of your way going from Sanibel south to Bonita Springs and then back North to Labelle. Unless you have some reason for that, I'm not sure it's worth the ride. On 41 a couples miles north Bonita Beach Rd. is a pub/restaurant called Landsdowne Street that has very good lobster rolls. Right on the gulf 5 minutes east of Rodes(I know it's going in the other direction but not far) is a restaurant on the beach with great views called Docks. They have good grouper sandwiches. Make sure to sit upstairs.

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          kevin25 RE: RevrendAndy Feb 14, 2011 03:24 PM

          thanks it sounds great. I don't know where else to buy stone crabs,if I go from sanibel north. do you? I heard rodes was good thats all I know.

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            RevrendAndy RE: kevin25 Feb 16, 2011 08:53 AM

            Pinchers has a retail seafood counter in their restaurants offering the crabs. I like them more at Rodes, especially because they carry the jumbos, but I'm sure you will still be happy.

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              kevin25 RE: RevrendAndy Feb 17, 2011 01:47 PM

              thanks alot. ever eat at Crave?

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                An Insatiable Appetite RE: kevin25 Feb 17, 2011 04:40 PM


                If you're coming South from Sanibel for crabs, then to Labelle, one closer spot than a long detour to Bonita Springs is Beach Seafood, Fort Myers Beach, 239- 463-8777. Or see if Sandy Butler has crabs. Call to check prices in advance, they vary a lot! Still, ther must be someplace like a Publix in Ft Myers to cover you!
                Since they are all boiled on the boats then iced, there's not much of a variation in taste at decent suppliers, my experience.

                The Sandy Butler
                17650 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33931

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                  kevin25 RE: An Insatiable Appetite Feb 17, 2011 05:45 PM

                  makes sense to me thanks...

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      RevrendAndy RE: kevin25 Feb 18, 2011 06:56 AM

      I haven't been to Crave, but I've read good things on the board.

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