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Soft Shell Crabs

sullysully Jul 28, 2011 02:18 PM

Anyone know the best place for MSP for some soft shell crabs? Saw an article on the Chicago Tribune website that got me in the mood, though a trip down there isn't in my immediate future.


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    KTFoley RE: sullysully Jul 28, 2011 03:33 PM

    Coastal carries them.
    Sea Salt offers them in a sandwich.

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      Bill Roehl RE: KTFoley Jul 28, 2011 06:20 PM

      And Sea Salt's soft shell crab sandwich is tasty: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_roe...


    2. rp1760 RE: sullysully Jul 28, 2011 06:24 PM

      I have been enjoying mighty fine soft shell crab sandwiches from the Chef Shack at the Mill City Farmer's Market on Saturday. Great place to do shopping and eating. I haven't been to this market for the past two weeks, though, so not sure if they are still on the menu. If they aren't, I highly recommend the pulled pork nachos. Or any special they are running. I tell you, when they had the soft shell crab sandwich with ramp aioli, well, pure heaven.

      Mill City Farmer's Market
      750 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

      Chef Shack
      No formal address, Minneapolis, MN

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        kopp0108 RE: sullysully Jul 28, 2011 09:57 PM

        The new Blue Point Restaurant in Bloomington has soft shell crab on their menu

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          sullysully RE: kopp0108 Jul 29, 2011 02:15 PM

          how is the new blue front? anyone been?

        2. Foureyes137 RE: sullysully Jul 29, 2011 05:25 AM

          Somewhere out of season at this point, but as KT noted, Coastal has them and had them 2 weekends ago in three sizes.

          Big agree with RP, the softshell crab sandwich at Chef Shack is outstanding,

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            Codetron RE: sullysully Aug 3, 2011 10:53 PM

            Shaung Cheng in Dinkytown does a great dish of a large soft shell crab in ginger and scallion sauce. They'll make it many different ways, but that's my fave.

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              mnplsfoodelitist RE: sullysully Aug 15, 2011 02:44 PM

              Origami and Saffron both have excellent softshell crab dishes right now.

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