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Soft Shell Crab Season Delights Charleston Restaurants

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Charleston Restaurants Welcome Soft Shell Crab Season

Delicacy lovers in the Holy City of Charleston have a reason to rejoice as the much anticipated “softie season” is here. The season heralds the time when local restaurants amplify their menus with dishes based on soft shell crabs, an esteemed local delight.

This article presents a list of Charleston restaurants currently serving soft shell crabs. Potential diners are encouraged to contact the respective establishments to confirm dish availability.

167 Raw (193 King Street)

Located in downtown Charleston, 167 Raw announce their soft shell crab offerings via their Instagram account. The exact delicacies, however, are yet to be disclosed.

Beautiful South (128 Columbus St., Suite 101)

A promising delight at Beautiful South is their Typhoon Shelter Softshell Crabs. This dish comprises Shaoxing marinated soft shell crabs that are wok fried in shrimp and garlic oil. It is accompanied by scallion, preserved black beans, Thai chilies, and panko.

Bistronomy by Nico (64 Spring St.)

Seafood lovers would be thrilled with Bistronomy by Nico’s Local Softie Special. This feast includes Seafood and Corn Veloutè along with Corn, Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, and Gnocchi Parisienne.

Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill (14 North Market Steet)

Two soft shell crab dishes are serving at Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill. As an appetizer, they offer Fried soft shell crab paired with Brussel sprout slaw and glazed with candied Crystals hot sauce. For the main course, patrons can try the Lowcountry Boil Fried soft shell crab, an exciting blend with confit potatoes, andouille, and shrimp.

Cru Café (18 Pinckney St.)

Cru Café celebrates soft shell crab season with daily rotating specials throughout. Their offerings range from Soft-shell Sammies to Soft-shell Crabs over Capellini. More details will be shared via Cru Cafe’s Instagram (@crucafechs).

The Darling Oyster Bar (513 King St.)

The Darling Oyster Bar tempts patrons with two Tempura-Fried Soft Shell Crabs complemented by White Sweet Potato Purée, Asparagus, Oyster Mushrooms, and Balsamic Brown Butter.

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. (1505 King St.)

Not one to miss the softie festivities, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. presents their popular soft-shell crab “Big Mac”.

Kwei Fei (1977 Maybank Hwy)

Kwei Fei serves Softies with crab roe wide noodle and Fresno chilies, giving a refreshing twist to the soft shell crab classic.

Prohibition (547 King St.)

Visitors at Prohibition can enjoy Tempura Fried Soft Shell Crab Wraps – with Bibb Lettuce Wraps, Peanut Sauce, Avocado, Radishes, and Cucumber.

Water’s Edge Restaurant (1407 Shrimp Boat Lane)

Water’s Edge Restaurant includes soft shell crab on their current menu, ensuring their patrons do not miss out on softie season.

With a broad array of culinary interpretations available across the city, soft shell crab enthusiasts are set for a delightful gastronomic adventure in Charleston this season.

Soft Shell Crab Season Delights Charleston Restaurants

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