The 10 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 10 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!

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Reel Seafood Company, Albany, NY

The Reel Seafood Company lets you add on a half-pound of king crab to any lunch entrée! While here you can get crab cakes, a seafood tower with king crab legs from the raw bar, a shellfish cobb salad with lump crab, and haddock stuffed with crabmeat—and that’s only for lunch! Don’t miss out on the Alaskan King Crab dinner entrée served with lemon, drawn butter, and your choice of a side!

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Catch 407, Canandaigua, NY

Crab? Mac and cheese? Crab in the mac and cheese? Sign us up! For dinners at Catch 407, you can get crab mac and cheese topped with cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs. Crab is available at the raw bar and served with a house-made cocktail, and you can even get crab cakes topped with a creamy smoked paprika aioli.

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.

Miyake Japanese Restaurant, Ithaca, NY

At Miyake, crab is part of the meal—all the way from the appetizers to the tempura to the maki to the sushi a la carte. You can get a New York Roll with salmon, crab stick, avocado, and cucumber, or a Half Futomaki with crabmeat, squash, pickled radish, burdock, mushroom, cucumber, and egg. And if it fits your tastes, try out the softshell crab appetizer: deep-fried softshell crab served with your choice of ponju sauce or wasabi mayo.

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.

Frank’s Plank Road Café, Cicero, NY

If you’re interested in seafood stuffed with crab, this little café is worth a visit! For lunch, Frank’s serves a crab-stuffed haddock with your choice of two sides. If you happen to be around for dinner, you can get crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp with grilled crab cakes as an appetizer—perfect for anyone look to add a little something extra to their daily crab intake!

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.

Viking Lobster Company, Buffalo, NY

The Viking Lobster Company has individual king crab and snow crab dinners, both which have one and a half pounds of either crab legs or crab clusters (respectively). The clusters of snow crab come in variety feast dinners alongside shrimp, lobster, scallops, and broiled haddock, as well as the Monster Pile where the clusters are paired with three 1.75-pound lobsters.

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