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Jun 9, 2012 08:46 AM

Where should I eat softshell crab in Boston??

Hello All!

I just moved to Boston earlier in the year and I heard that it is softshell crab season? I love softshell crab! What restaurants serve up the yummiest versions?? Thank you in advance!

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  1. welcome to boston,

    i like going to the chinese fish in the tank restaurants such as east ocean

    a little off topic, but you can buy live soft shell crabs, marinate them for an hour or so in buttermild after dispatching them, put some flour on them and fry them; ( i used olive oil). I douse them in lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

    there are excellent fish mongers in the boston area including New Deal, Alive and Kicking, and Courthouse, which are all in Cambridge.

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    1. We had an excellent soft shell crab appetizer at East Coast Grill last night. Deep fried with a light coating and served with a relish of tomato, avacodo and red onion with a curry aoili.

      1. Courthouse seafood has a great inexpensive ssc sandwich.

        1. welcome to Boston and to ChowHound! For a fancy softshell crab, No. 9 Park is doing one this week-ish, fried over green garlic risotto. Call first; I think it was a special.

          1. Pescatore Seafood in Somerville had a special of two small ss crabs over lightly dressed arugula recently. Very crispy and a delicious combination.

            Hamersley's Bistro currently has them on the menu, but was not serving them last Saturday because they couldn't get them. I'm sure they would be fabulous, though.