Stone crab season is here! For many in Key West, this not only means days out on the water, pulling in traps but also extraordinary seafood opportunities. This October and winter season, make your way to Key West for the chance to sink your teeth into some of the freshest stone crab claw dishes you can find. Here at The Southernmost Inn Key West, we love stone crab season and have picked out a few of the best places to eat in Key West and get a taste of this local favorite for yourself.

The Stoned Crab

With “Stone Crab” right in its name, The Stoned Crab is known for having unique crab dishes of all sorts. All year round you can find seafood meals that are sure to make your taste buds sing along with several pasta and non-seafood options. However, when the stone crab season comes around, a few more items are added to the menu for specially prepared crab masterpieces.

Half Shell Raw Bar

If you love everything about seafood, the Half Shell Raw Bar is one of the best places in town to tantalize your seafaring taste buds. Discover an extensive menu of fresh, local oysters, clams, fish, and more. During the stone crab season, you can also find fantastic crab creations. In addition to buckets of clams, peel n’ eat shrimp, garlic steamed oysters, and more, you will be able to indulge in one of Key West’s favorite specialties.

Salute! On The Beach

The Southernmost Inn Key WestKnown for its fun beachy vibes and sensational dinners, Salute! On The Beach is one of the best restaurants for any occasion. Feel the beats of music while beachgoers play a round of volleyball, and the ocean waves roll to shore. Enjoy several stone crab dishes while they are in season and savor the experience of a night out in our gorgeous corner of Key West.

Conch Republic Seafood Company

The Conch Republic Seafood Company is one of the best places to eat in Key West for all things seafood. When you visit us at The Southernmost Inn in Key West, this is a stop that should be at the top of your list when looking for a delectable bite to eat. From fresh, seasonal Stone Crab Claws to conch fritters and numerous other unique seafood creations, your taste buds will be on cloud nine. Rollick in the atmosphere and indulge in the flavors of the islands.

When you stay with us at The Southernmost Inn, there are plenty of places to find stone crab during their fishing season. These four hubs are only a few of our favorites and encourage you to get out and discover these and others while you are here. The season runs from October 15th to May 15th and is the best time to visit Key West for a delicious stone crab claw meal. You do not want to miss this savory opportunity!