October 2020: Another delicious stone crab season is here and Miami is chock-full of places serving up fresh, tasty claws both to enjoy for dine-in service and at home. This has shaped up to be the year of takeout and delivery and our options reflect that. Joining the Joe’s and the Garcia’s of the world, traditionally the city’s go-tos for just-caught seafood, we have Key Biscayne’s George’s Stone Crabs, a delivery-only spot that’s been around for nearly a decade, and newcomer Holy Crab in Coral Gables. It’s also worth noting that the 2020/21 season will be two weeks shorter, ending on May 1. So bib up and dig into the best stone crabs in Miami while you can.
You need to know where the best places for fresh stone crabs in Miami are when October 15 rolls around. That date marks the start of stone crab season and, until it ends on May 1 (earlier than in previous years), this juicy South Florida delicacy is in high demand. During that time we really use the coveted stone crab claws whenever possible. It’s not rare to find some claw meat lurking in one of the dishes of Miami’s best brunches. Expect to find it at more than one of the best restaurants in Miami and at almost all of the best waterfront restaurants in Miami. When it comes to the crab—pure and simple—we find that these places never disappoint.