5 Delicious & Local Crab Houses To Try In Philly

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5 Delicious & Local Crab Houses To Try In Philly

Enjoy boiled, streamed, or fried crab this end of summer at these local crab houses!

Crabs are always best enjoyed during the summertime, and fall is right around the corner. So have a drab dinner at one of the five places below before it gets too cold. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and crack open these local crabs at these fun and good ambiance restaurants around Philly.

1. The Original Crab Shack

Looking to feast on crabs with the whole family or with a big group of friends? This is the place for you! They serve different kinds of platters that come with selected entrees and a choice of three sides. With the steamed platters, you choose which kind of crab you’d like, with the fried platters you can choose between scallop, oyster, butterfly shrimp, fish, or mix and match. The pick-a-platter is a new menu item where you choose a platter option, then how many entrees and sides you’d like to pair it with. Overall, this is the perfect place to go if you’re in a big group who love crab and seafood!

Where: 4800 N 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19141; 5305 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120

2. Benny The Bum’s

Benny’s offers a sophisticated dining experience. With menu items ranging from BBQ salmon tacos, lobster mac n cheese, New England clam chowder, jambalaya, crab cake sandwich and so much more, it is guaranteed that you’ll find something you will enjoy here! Their crabs are served with corn, potatoes, and broccoli and you can choose which style you’d like them cooked; simply streamed and buttered, cajun, lemon garlic, or cajun lemon garlic. Pair your seafood with any of their tasty drinks, or ask the server what beverage they would recommend for your dish. At The Bum’s, you will definitely eat and drink well!

Where: 9991 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115

3. Shacking Crab

With many locations across the country, this place has got to be good! Shacking Crab first opened its door in December 2015 with the goal to create a delicious restaurant that serves fresh New England shellfish that’s spiced with Cajun flavors. Indeed, there are many exceptional jumbo seafood trays that are filled with crab. They also serve ‘crab and friends’ items including Alaska king crab legs and Dungeness crab clusters that are enough to make your mouth water.

Where: 4301 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

4. Amazing Crab House

Photo: Amazing Crab House

The laid-back ambiance of this restaurant makes it a perfect place to enjoy a crab dinner after a long day, or order ahead of time and pick it to eat at home. Order a soft shell crab basket for only $12, a crawfish po boy for $13, or a real crab meat salad for $11. Indeed, this place not only serves delicious crab meals but is also reasonably priced!

Where: 604 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

5. Bob’s House Of Crab

Located in Allegheny West, Bob’s serves affordable and fresh crab. You’ll be able to get 2 dozen crabs for $34 and crab platters between $28 and $39. If you prefer you can order online and have it delivered to your door. Plus they are open seven days a week so you can get crabs at any time!

Where: 2933 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132


[Featured image: The Original Crab Shack]

See also: 7 Fresh Seafood Restaurants To Try In Philly

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