Cue the tumbleweeds. For five and a half long months, Florida is like a barren wasteland, stretching as far as the eye can see…for stone crab lovers, that is.
But now, that long awaited day has finally arrived – the beginning of Stone Crab Season!
From October 15 until May 1, the eagerly anticipated annual harvest of these delicious delicacies causes a delirium of delight.
Stone crabs can be legally harvested between these dates, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Frenzied fans can dig in to one of Florida’s seafood favorites at Cooters Restaurant & Bar.
Cooters 28th Annual Crab Fest will kick off on Friday, October 22 and continue through Sunday, October 24, from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., while supplies last.
Each year to celebrate the opening of Florida Stone Crab Season, Cooters Restaurant & Bar on Clearwater Beach hosts Crab Fest, featuring boatloads of fresh Florida Stone Crab, Snow Crab and more at wholesale prices.
In addition, there will be live music on stage,
and special commemorative t-shirts.
The sweet, succulent meat of the Florida Stone Crab claw can be served hot with butter, or cold with dipping sauce. Cooters will serve the claws both ways.
The claws are semi-cracked in the kitchen just prior to serving, and diners are provided with wooden mallets and crab forks.
All specials will be served throughout the entire restaurant and at outside tables.
Cooters full menu and kids’ menu will also be available during Crab Fest, as it is a family-friendly event.
Join the fun at Cooters for the best party around and get crackin’!
Cooters is family owned and operated, and is a family-friendly restaurant known for delicious food, scrumptious drinks, and classic Southern hospitality. Cooters is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Cooters Restaurant & Bar
423 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach
(just ¼ block from the round-about)