Soft Shell Crabs, Fried Every Which Way

Upmarket fishmonger Wild Edibles knows what to do with soft shell crabs when they’re in season, which is now. For $14, they fry up two good-sized specimens and tuck them into a po’ boy roll with tartar sauce. Fries are part of the deal.

Phenomenally delicious, raves jon.

Hounds also love their soft shell crabs flash fried at Sushi Yasuda, salt and pepper fried at Nha Trang, or deep fried at Mermaid Inn and Johnny’s Famous Reef on City Island.

Wild Edibles [Murray Hill]
535 3rd Ave., between 35th and 36th Sts, Manhattan
212-213-8552

http://wildedibles.com

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Wild Edibles [Grand Central Terminal]
89 E. 42nd St., in Grand Central Market, Manhattan
212-687-4255

http://wildedibles.com

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Sushi Yasuda [Midtown East]
204 E. 43rd St., between 2nd and 3rd Aves, Manhattan
212-972-1001

http://www.sushiyasuda.com

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Nha Trang Restaurant [Chinatown]
87 Baxter St., between Walker and White, Manhattan
212-233-5948
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Nha Trang Restaurant [Chinatown]
148 Centre St., between Walker and White, Manhattan
212-941-9292
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Mermaid Inn [East Village]
96 2nd Ave., between E. 5th and 6th Sts, Manhattan
212-674-5870

http://themermaidnyc.com

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Johnny’s Famous Reef Restaurant [Bronx]
2 City Island Ave., near Belden St., City Island, Bronx
718-885-2090
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Board Links
Soft shell crabs at Johnny’s in City Island
soft shell crabs–where to go