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Soft Shell Crabs near Atlantic City area

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judyhorowitz Jun 24, 2012 06:48 PM

Looking for the best place to eat soft shell crabs. Willing to drive. I live in Atlantic City. Thanks.

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    seagulls1 RE: judyhorowitz Jun 24, 2012 07:36 PM

    A round about way to get the info,
    Call Dave at Absecon Bay sport shop. Dave runs this tackle shop and marina AND he also harvests, soft shells all season and keeps them alive in huge outdoor saltwater tanks, then sells them to restaurants, stores and the public.
    We live west of philly but I will go there 3 or 4x at least to buy a doz and cook them myself.

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      equal_Mark RE: seagulls1 Jun 25, 2012 05:16 AM

      But does he cook and serve them as requested in the OP?

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        Quine RE: equal_Mark Jun 25, 2012 08:01 AM

        I think Seagull1 by the words "A round about way to get the info" is indicating that calling Dave will perhaps find the restaurants he is selling to, so she can find who has fresh ones. That's the way I read it.

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          equal_Mark RE: Quine Jun 25, 2012 07:54 PM

          OK, I did not pick up on that, but a phone number to the mysterious "Dave" or a link to his enterprise may have been a bit less "round about."

          609-484-0409

          http://www.abseconbay.com/

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      Philly Ray RE: judyhorowitz Jun 25, 2012 05:44 AM

      What about Dock's? It's right in Atlantic City.

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        judyhorowitz RE: judyhorowitz Jun 25, 2012 06:21 AM

        Dock's is great, perfect, just very expensive. Just wondered if there was some place else who makes them the same way, but for less $$$$. Thanks.

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          judyhorowitz RE: judyhorowitz Jun 26, 2012 05:53 AM

          I did call him. He was very nice, it didn't have any suggestions. He isn't selling to any local restaurants at the moment.

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            SusieQQ RE: judyhorowitz Jun 26, 2012 03:01 PM

            I would imagine that Allen's Clam Bar in New Gretna has soft shell crabs. BTW they don't take credit cards.

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