Stone Crab season is in full swing, opening October 15 each year through May 15. With the majority of Florida Stone Crab claws commercially harvested off the southern tip of Florida's peninsula, Palm Beach County restaurants serve up the freshest claws, ocean to table. We've compiled our favorite local places to enjoy this tasty delicatessen.
456 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; (561) 659-1500; Charley's Crab
This popular choice among fine-dining aficionados, Charley's Crab offers the freshest seafood culinary creations, with an emphasis on crab. This Palm Beach staple is situated across the beach with spectacular waterfront views. The award-winning menu coupled with excellent service and stylish decor make this the ultimate stone crab dinner destination in Palm Beach.
Cod & Capers
1201 US-1, North Palm Beach; (561) 622-0963; Cod & Capers
Cod & Capers is a full-service market offering a large selection of locally caught seafood and prepared foods open daily at 10 a.m., plus an indoor/outdoor sit-down cafe. Opening in 1984 as a modest retail market, Cod & Capers offers the finest high-quality seafood in Palm Beach County. They receive daily deliveries of fresh seafood from local fisherman, domestic fish houses, and fisheries all over the world, supporting the local fishing industry as well as the overall longevity of fishing worldwide. They also offer stone crab specials every Wednesday evening with live steel drum music.
251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; (561) 655-5558; PB Catch
PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar in Palm Beach offers guests the county’s freshest claws in all sizes: large, extra-large, jumbo, and colossal, along with the chef's housemade mustard sauce and lemon or Bearnaise aioli. Indulge in their elevated seafood selections in the sleek and sophisticated nautical themed lounge, which opens daily at 4:30 p.m. for happy hour.
The Breakers Seafood Bar
1 S County Rd, Palm Beach; (877) 724-3188; The Breakers Seafood Bar
Overlooking the ocean, this refined eatery offers fresher-than-fresh seafood for lunch or dinner, inspired cocktails, and an extensive wine-by-the-glass selection. Stone crabs range from large to colossal, and a glamorous new exhibition kitchen puts you at the center of it all. Bespoke nautical details, beautiful new bar top aquarium, and a front-row seat to the ocean views no matter where you sit. Nothing short of spectacular, this is Palm Beach life at its best.
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; (305) 673-0365; Joe's Stone Crab
If you're looking for the ultimate stone crab dining destination, head south to Miami to experience the mecca of stone crabs, Joe's Stone Crab. The bustling restaurant has been operated by the same family since 1913, when founder Joe Weiss opened a little seafood shack on Collins Avenue. Since then, Joe's has grown into the place to go for stone crabs. This fine dining restaurant offers the best in food, service, see-and-be-seen scene, and ambience. Joe's also offers a popular Take Away market, a casual 80-seat space that serves all the restaurants signature items, including stone crabs, minus the formal seating.