Top 5 Tips for Enjoying Stone Crabs in St. Petersburg

Top 5 Tips for Enjoying Stone Crabs in St. Petersburg

Stone crabs are a popular seafood delicacy in Florida, particularly in the Gulf Coast region, and St. Petersburg is a great place to enjoy them. The stone crab season typically runs from October 15 to May 15 each year, so it's an ideal time to indulge in this delectable seafood.

Top 5 Tips for Enjoying Stone Crabs in St. Petersburg Florida 

Choose a Reputable Restaurant: St. Petersburg has several seafood restaurants and markets that serve fresh stone crab claws. Our favorite is Billy's Stone Crab & Seafood Restaurant and Bar.

  1. Know the Size: Stone crab claws come in different sizes, usually categorized as medium, large, and jumbo. Choose a size that suits your preference and appetite.

  2. Order a Side: Stone crab claws are often served with mustard sauce, which complements the sweet and tender crab meat perfectly. Don't forget to ask for some extra sauce.

  3. Try Other Seafood: While stone crabs are a highlight, St. Petersburg is known for its diverse seafood offerings. Consider trying other local seafood dishes, like grouper, snapper, or gulf shrimp.

  4. Freshness Matters: When dining in Florida, it's important to ensure that the seafood is fresh. The claws should be cracked and served quickly to maintain their quality and flavor.  Remember that stone crab season has specific dates, so plan your visit during the season to savor the freshest claws.

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