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Soft shelled crabs in Chicago

I live in a small town with no access to soft-shelled crabs. As I will be travelling to Chicago in a month, I would like to find some of these delicious little monsters. Any suggestions?

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  1. You don't say where you will be in Chicago or the suburbs and it's a pretty big place. In general, Whole Foods usually carries them as do most of the fishmongers such as Dirks on Clybourn or The Fish Guy on Elston.

    1. Are you looking for restaurants that serve them? Or are you looking for fish markets where you can buy them and take them home to cook them?

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      1. re: nsxtasy

        I am looking for restaurants. We will be staying downtown at the Omni.

      2. soft shell not soft shelled. :)

        1. Heaven on Seven has an awesome soft-shell crab Po Boy. Northpond is also serving them while they are in season, and they are great.

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          Heaven on Seven
          600 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

          1. I was recently at MK in Chicago, close to the Mile. They had a Softshell Crab item on the menu but were sold out by the time we were there. Good sign it's a favorite item! Overall the restaurant was nice, we had the tasting menu.