3 Best Crab Leg Spots in Florida

Florida - Crab Legs
Florida - Crab Legs

Florida is known for its pristine beaches, emerald waters, great seafood, citrus fruits, Latin flair – and oh yeah! Crab Legs. As the State of Florida is a peninsula that is bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, it’s commonly known for its seafood – specifically Stone Crab Legs. You’ll find out why when you try your first Florida Crab Leg. So, let’s unpack the 3 Best Crab Leg Spots in Florida. 

#1 Rick’s Crab Trap 

Located on Eglin Pkwy NE in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Rick’s Crab Trap has been in the seafood game for more than 30 years. And just like Bo knows football, baseball, etc. Rick’s Crab Trap knows seafood.  

As a result, they get their hands on some of the freshest stone crabs in the state. If you like crab cakes, you’ll be happy to know that Rick’s makes theirs fresh, by hand with a lot of meat and not a lot of filler.  

However, crab soup, crab claws, steamed King crab, soft shell crab po boys, and Dungeness are also on the menu. The family-owned and operated spot also has a full bar and southern fare. Hours follow: 

  • Friday 11 AM–9 PM 
  • Saturday 11 AM–9 PM 
  • Sunday 11 AM–9 PM 
  • Monday 11 AM–9 PM 
  • Tuesday Closed 
  • Wednesday 11 AM–9 PM 
  • Thursday 11 AM–9 PM 

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#2 Triad Seafood Market & Café 

Located in Everglades City School on West School Dr in Everglades City, Florida, the Triad Seafood Market & Café is where you want to go if you plan of filling up on stone crab. Triad boasts All-You-Can-Eat-Stone-Crab-Legs so prepared for a full belly. Their hours are as follows: 

  • Friday 10:30 AM–8 PM 
  • Saturday 10:30 AM–8 PM 
  • Sunday 10:30 AM–5 PM 
  • Monday 10:30 AM–6 PM 
  • Tuesday 10:30 AM–6 PM 
  • Wednesday 10:30 AM–6 PM 
  • Thursday 10:30 AM–6 PM 
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#3 Rustic Inn Crabhouse 

Located on Anglers Ave in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this is a spacious, busy restaurant near the airport. After being in the seafood business for over 60 years, the Rustic Inn Crabhouse is the preferred restaurant in the area for stone crab legs. 

The garlic crab legs served here reportedly can’t be found anywhere else. So, expect to be wowed. And, if that’s not your bag, you can also partake of some stone crabs, crab cakes, or the crab wedge salad, also on the menu. Hours follow:  

  • Friday 11:30 AM–9 PM 
  • Saturday 11:30 AM–9 PM 
  • Sunday 12–9 PM 
  • Monday 11:30 AM–9 PM 
  • Tuesday 11:30 AM–9 PM 
  • Wednesday 11:30 AM–9 PM 
  • Thursday 11:30 AM–9 PM 

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