Friday, May 24, 2024

Rejoice, Stone Crab Season Starts Today!

Absolutely my favorite kind of crab—both for the sweet crab meat and the fact that the crabs are not killed when just one claw is harvested (they grow it back)—which means I look forward to Oct. 15 each year.

Here are some stone crab deals around South Florida:

PB Catch: On Oct. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to close, if you buy any size stone crabs, you’ll receive happy hour pricing all night that includes two-for-one drinks, oysters and $5 appetizers. 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-5558;

Point Royal: Supporting Glam-A-Thon, a nonprofit that assists underfunded women undergoing breast cancer treatment, is “Stone Crabs for a Cause” on Oct. 19. Featuring chef and Food Network “Chopped” judge Geoffrey Zakarian, the event offers a four-course dinner and wines for $125 per person. Buy tickets hereDiplomat Beach Resort, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood; 954/602-8750

Sixth Annual South Beach Seafood Festival: In venues all along South Beach, enjoy stone crabs and other foodie delights during this excuse to have fun. Buy tickets here.

Ouzo Bay: Every Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 10 p.m. in mid-November, you will find all you can eat deals for $79.99, with medium-size claws. 201 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton; 561/757-0082;

Stone crabs delivered to your door

If you want to stay in and crack some claws, go to where Miami Beach delivery is free, the rest of the state has a $20 FedEx charge. From today through Oct. 28, there’s 10 percent off and if you order 10 pounds of crabs or more, you’ll also receive a free Key lime pie.

Mustard sauce recipe for stone crabs

Bonefish Grill will be offering stone crabs at market price starting Oct. 22. Here’s the recipe for their mustard sauce, a must with the meal:


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • Dash of hot sauce


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Transfer to serving dish.
  3. Refrigerate until serving time.

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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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