Softshell Season Is Upon Us, Here’s Where To Find Them


Soft shells with shoshito and honey at Stateside

We here at Foobooz World Headquarters have a soft spot for soft shell crabs. Some might get bummed out by the thought of biting through a shell, devouring a whole animal and all that. But us, we love the idea of crabby taste without the hustle or frustration of shucking anything. And softshell season is officially upon us. The delicious creatures have been showing up on more menus around town over recent days.

Here are where we’ve spotted soft shell crabs:

Blackfish – The Conshohocken BYOB by Chip Roman is offering a whole softshell crab menu on Tuesday, May 21st.

Jose Pistola’s – Soft shells on soft shells are on special at Jose Pistola’s in Center City right now.

Morgan’s Pier – Soft shell crabs are on the the dining menu at the Delaware riverfront hot spot. The $15 plate is served with pickled bacon and watercress.

NOORD – Joncarl Lachman is rolling out soft shell crabs as a special.

Stateside – Chef Elijah Milligan instagrammed his soft shell crabs with shoshito and honey last night.

Have you spotted soft shell crabs in Philadelphia. Let us know where in the comments.

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  • Priya Santoro

    The Mildred will have them on the menu tonight with a bacon remoulade and wilted spinach :)

  • drew

    Le Virtu had them on Monday night and D’Mitris on 23rd also has delicious ones.

    • Dimtri’s is where I learned to love soft shell crabs. Glad to know they’re on the menu.

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  • e

    R2L is serving them over a crab and asparagus salad with a poached egg

    • Foie Milkshake

      I know all of y’all on here love to hate on Stern or accuse schill…but this place is worth a revisit. The food has much improved. Just sayin…

  • Jweitzel

    Although not in Philly,

    Fuji Haddonfield

    is close enough and has the most delicious soft shells!

  • jomigu

    Morgan’s Pier has them served with pickled Bacon and watercress!

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  • rct

    Fare has a soft shell crab sandwich on the menu this weekend that is divine!

    • Cody

      Standard Taps serving a buttermilk fried jumbo soft shell with greens grow greens, pickled tomatoes and tarter.with fries.