Soft shell crab sammie from Cru Cafe

It’s softie season, y’all. The crabs are molting and our mouths are melting. Get ‘em now while they’re fried and hot.

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82 Queen
82 Queen St.
843-996-4739
82queen.com
Open Mon.-Fri. for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch and dinner
Changes, past specials include:
Crispy fried soft shell crab and shrimp dish with creamy seafood risotto, sauteed leeks, sweet corn, vine ripe tomatoes and lemon aioli

Braised in the South
3338 Maybank Hwy
843-996-4739
braisedinthesouth.com
Open Tues.-Sun. for lunch and dinner
Fried soft shell crab with pickles and two sides
Fried soft shell crab sandwich plate with pickles and two sides 

Brasserie la Banque
1 Broad St. 
843-779-1800
brasserielabanque.com
Open Tues.-Sat. for lunch and dinner
Sourdough fried soft shell crab with spiced crimson lentils and fines herb salad

Chasing Sage
267 Rutledge Ave.
854-444-3402
chasingsagerestaurant.com
Open Tues.-Sat. for dinner, Sun. Brunch
Tempura soft shell crab with asparagus, green tahini and red onion

Cru Cafe
18 Pinckney St.
843-534-2434
crucafe.com
Open Tues.-Sat. for lunch and dinner 
Changes, past specials include:

  • Buttermilk fried soft shell crab served over capellini pasta tossed in shrimp sherry sauce with tomatoes and basil
  • Soft shell crab sammie with buttermilk dill slaw and red pepper jam on brioche bun 
  • Buttermilk fried soft shell crab over halibut stew with potatoes, onion and garlic, finished with garlic crostini with rouille

Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen
90 Folly Rd.
843-507-8285
florenceskitchen.com
Open Mon.-Fri. for lunch and dinner, Sat. for brunch and dinner, Sun. for brunch
Changes, past specials include:
Whole soft shell crab sandwiche with lettuce, vine ripe tomato and lemon dill aioli on a toasted brioche bun

The Grocery 
4 Cannon St.
843-302-8825
thegrocerycharleston.com
Open Tues.-Sat. for dinner
Soft shell crab trio, served “old school, old south, old world”

Indaco
526 King St.
843-727-1228
indacorestaurant.com
Open daily for dinner
Crispy soft shell crab with squid ink bucatini, Calabrian chili, garlic butter, lemon and basil

Maison
708 King St.
843-990-9165
maisoncharleston.com
Open Tues.-Sat. for dinner
Soft shell crab farci, artichoke veloute, black truffle and caper vinaigrette

Maya
479 King St.
843-789-4299
mayachs.com
Open Mon.-Sat. for dinner, Sun. for brunch and dinner
Masa tempura fried soft shell crab with mole verde set and spring greens

Park & Grove
730 Rutledge Ave.
843-410-1070
parkandgrovechs.com
Open Tues.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. Sat.-Sun. Brunch
Changes, past specials include:
Fried soft shell Benedict with house made English muffins, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise 
Lightly fried soft shell crab with toasted bread, bacon, lettuce and tomato 

Pink Bellies
595 King St. 
843-640-3132
eatpinkbellies.com
Soft shell crab bun mi with shrimp pate, bread and butter pickles, tartar sauce and dill

Tierra Al mar
778 S. Shelmore Blvd.
843-971-6013
owensdininggroup.com
Open Tues.-Sat. for dinner
Soft shell crab with baby asparagus, spring onion, butter beans and corn-habanero purée 

The Tempest
32 N Market St.
843-996-4966
tempestcharleston.com
Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch 
Lemon caper soft shell crab

Xiao Bao Biscuit
224 Rutledge Ave.
xiaobaobiscuit.com
Open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner
Soft shell crab noodles



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