Jan 2012- Dungeness Crab (at a restaurant)
I didn't see any recent threads after some preliminary searching, so I apologize if this is a re-tread.
Every January I come to SF, and it's crab season. I never manage to get any, and I always regret it- so this year, I'm making it a priority.
I'm looking for a simple preparation that showcases the crab- and while Swan Oyster Depot would be a definite possibilty, I need something for a Saturday dinner.
We are staying near Union Square, no car, but can cab it for crab.
So what are your favorite crab dishes in town? Thanks!
You can cab or trolly it up Market Street to Woodhouse. It is not a typical destination for visitors due to its New England slant, but they do straight-up west coast versions of seafood as well, including Dungeness Crab.
Woodhouse Fish Company
2073 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
re: Civil Bear
Thanks CB- that hadn't come up in my searches, and it's a very straightforward menu, which is nice- I want all those things. I see that there are 2, the other on Fillmore. Do you have a preference? Or were you kindly considering my location and ease of travel? Funny that the corkage for the Market St. location is $12, and the Fillmore location $13.
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Two East Bay places not too far from BART come to mind. Southie makes a crab roll with a decent amount of crab served over a celery root slaw. Ippuku has a crab croquette which is unbelievably good--- creamy, crunchy, and crabby. They have it in the off season as well, but I was told that they're using fresh dungeness right now.