The Best Places for Crab in New York!

Crab cakes, crab legs, crab-stuffed lobster. This delicacy is served up in impressive fashion all across the state of New York. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Manhattan, Albany, or Binghamton, you’re going to find something truly mind-blowing. Whatever your taste in crab is, one of these restaurants is sure to have something fitting your taste buds! 

theBoil, New York, NY

Start your meal at theBoil with a softshell crab basket appetizer before moving on to fresh king crab legs and snow crab legs (priced per pound), as well as fresh Dungeness crab, for the main course. You can get one and half pounds of the Dungeness in a combo platter with a pound of crawfish. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even get a chilled Dungeness crab straight from the raw bar!

Sushi King, Penfield, NY

Sushi King opened back in April 2011and serves a two and three maki roll lunch where you can get hot crunch crab rolls with a side of miso soup and green salad. As a family-based and family-operated business in Penfield, they strive to provide only the highest quality Japanese cuisine they can.

The Clam Bar, Syracuse, NY

As a North Syracuse icon since 1965, the Clam Bar regards itself as “more than just your average seafood place.” If you’re hunkering for a crab dinner, they’ve got you covered. The Clam Bar serves a range of dishes from a sole filet filled with blue crab stuffing to a seafood alfredo (or marinara) with blue crab meat and your choice of pasta. And if you just want crab, don’t worry—The Clam Bar serves one-pound dishes of Alaskan King Crab legs and Alaskan Snow Crab legs. Best of all, their seafood is delivered fresh six times a week.

Remlik’s Grille & Oyster Bar, Binghamton, NY

This is where you’ll find the crab-stuffed lobster tails topped with hollandaise and clarified butter and a choice of two sides. Or you can try Remlik’s twist on the average BLT: The crab cake BLT has Cajun-seasoned crab, lettuce, tomato, bacon (naturally), pickled slaw, and remoulade. And if it’s just crab cakes you’re after, jumbo lump crab cakes are available as both an appetizer and an entrée!

Black & Blue Steak and Crab, Rochester, NY

Black & Blue is a steak and seafood restaurant (with additional locations in Albany and Buffalo) that serves a blue crab cocktail. Straight from the raw bar, this cocktail has North American blue crab that’s chilled and served with avocado, cucumber, and an herbed aioli. Try starting with a crab and lobster fondue, made with sweet blue crab, Maine lobster, and a parmigiano-reggiano cheese fondue served with toasted pita chips. Black & Blue is part of the Trust Our Fish program, allowing you to track the who, when, where, and how about the fish on your plate.

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