True Charlestonians look forward to Soft Shell Crab season the way 6 year olds look forward to Christmas morning: impatiently and with a childish fervor. So everyone can take a breath, because it’s here!
While supplies last, you can find softie specials all around the Holy City at these fine establishments:
Soft Shell Crab BLT with jalapeños, creole remoulade, truffle fries, served on a Kaiser bun
Soft Shell Crab Tacos with citrus slaw, pico de gallo and avocado lime crema
Nashville Hot Softshell Crab
- Surf & Turf Soft Shell Crab with 4 oz. prime filet mignon, grilled soft shell crab, baked potato, roasted red pepper, asparagus tips, caramelized Carolina spring onions and wild mushrooms.
- Marinated Grilled Soft Shell Crab with black garlic butter, house-made challah bread, sofrito Dijon, pickled carrot and pear slaw, verjus vinegar
Soft Shell Crab Ramen with Asian wheat noodles cooked in a soy-based broth, tempura fried soft shell crab, a sunny-side up egg, matchstick watermelon radish, charred scallions, tobiko wasabi and garnished with microgreens
Fried Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches: soft-shell crabs fried golden brown and served on a toasted, buttery roll with cole slaw, lettuce, tomato and onion for just $14.99 while supplies last
Tempura Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti with charred artichokes, blood oranges, local cayenne pepper purée, arugula and Meyer lemon
- Soft Shell Crab Omelet with asparagus, hollandaise, chives and espelette
- Soft Shell Crab Po’ Boy with spicy remoulade, lettuce, tomato and pickles