One of the best food items in Key West that travelers and foodies alike come from far and wide for is the Stone Crab. The Stone Crab season runs from mid-October through mid-May and is one of the tastiest dishes you will sink your teeth into during your stay with us at The Paradise Inn. Get ready to dig into the best stone crab in Key West at these five locations!

The Stoned Crab

Rated as “the #2 hottest restaurant in Key West,” it is easy to see why The Stoned Crab would be at the top of this list. With “Stone Crab” right in the name, this joint has some of the most delectable stone crab dishes on the island. Whether you order the bisque or the steamer, you cannot go wrong at The Stoned Crab.


Another great place to find stone crab is at Pinchers. With several locations throughout Florida, you will be able to find the best of their stone crab in Key West. Locally caught seafood and a charismatic team make this place the perfect place to get a taste of classic Florida cuisine.

Half Shell Raw Bar

When it comes to seafood, the Half Shell Raw Bar is no stranger to the art of finding the best and most fresh seafood in Key West. During the Stone Crab season, their seafood menu gets even better with the sweet tastes of fresh claws on ice.

Eaton Street Seafood Market

stone crab seasonThere is nothing like being able to handpick fresh seafood and have it cooked right on the spot for you to enjoy. Your mouth will water the minute the grills fire up, and your delicious choice of stone crab is prepared fresh at the Eaton Street Seafood Market. From shrimp to the stone crab, there are endless choices of delectable dishes waiting for you to bite into.

Conch Republic Seafood Company

When you are craving a variety or have picky eaters, the Conch Republic Seafood Company is the place to be. Get your fill of seafood or classic dishes like the 14 oz. New York strip steak. The gluten-free options are clearly marked for easily choosing what tasty meal you want and the stone crab season creates a few additional options that you can’t find any other time of the year!

Stay. Eat. Play.

Key West is an incredible place, and when you stay with us at The Paradise Inn, you will be close to all of these fantastic eateries and more. During the Stone Crab season in Key West, make sure you come with your appetite because your taste buds will be singing over these delicious dining opportunities. Come to Key West and discover just why we love the Stone Crab season and sink your teeth into something tasty!