22 Best Spots for Soft Shell Crab in Charleston

22 Best Spots for Soft Shell Crab in Charleston

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It’s softie season, Charleston! Locals and visitors alike anticipate the return of soft shell crabs to the Lowcountry each year, with good reason. Charleston’s award-winning restaurants each put their own innovative twist on this Charleston specialty, making each bite something to savor. Whether sandwiched, seared or served with black spaghetti (we’re looking at you, Indaco), softies don’t disappoint. Now, who’s up for a soft shell crab crawl? Our must-visits include Indaco, Purlieu, Home Team BBQ, The Macintosh, The Watch, The Grocery, Hank’s Seafood Restaurant, The Darling Oyster Bar, O-Ku, Peninsula Grill, FIG, The Ordinary, Edmund’s Oast, Poogan’s Porch, 5Church Charleston, Fleet Landing, High Cotton, Charleston Crab House, Oyster House, Hyman’s Seafood, Saltwater Cowboys and Charleston Grill.

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