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Jun 24, 2012 06:48 PM

Soft Shell Crabs near Atlantic City area

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: seagulls1

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

      1. re: equal_Mark

        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.

        1. re: Quine

          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."


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

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

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