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Five Local Crab Dishes to Try on National Crabmeat Day

11:00 March 07, 2022
By: Gracie Wise

March 9 is National Crabmeat Day, and what better place than to spend it in Louisiana! Like all kinds of seafood, crabs are the fruit of the state. You can roast them, fry them, boil them, stuff them, and mix them (yes, that was a Forrest Gump reference). But what if I told you that you can eat them at a local restaurant? Here are five crabmeat items from five NOLA spots.

Briquette's Lump Crabcake Napoleon

If you're craving Louisiana seafood, I highly recommend visiting Briquette's. Located on South Peters Street, this restaurant serves fresh fish, which is cooked over a briquette and soused in flavored oil. Whether you like Snapper Pontchartrain or Louisiana Redfish on the Half Shell, you should definitely try their Lump Crabcake Napoleon appetizer, which is garnished with grilled macque choux relish and wild roulette pistou. Your palate will thank you! 701 S. Peters St., 504-302-7496, briquette-nola.com

Tito's Causa de Cangrejo

Next up is Tito's Ceviche & Pisco, which uses the freshest ingredients to whip up the finest Peruvian cuisine. If you're visiting for dinner, order the signature Causa de Cangrejo, a Louisiana-style crabcake topped with aji potatoes, avocado, olives, and eggs, and pair it with a side of rice, beans, fried yuca, quinoa, or tostones solos. Be sure to check out Tito's drink menu—their pisco cocktails are a must! 5015 Magazine St., 504-267-7612, titoscevichepisco.com

Spahr's Crabcake on a Bun

Spahr's Seafood is well-known for their wild-caught seafood. For National Crabmeat Day, order their Crabcake on a Bun (or simply put, a crabcake po-boy) and top it with crawfish cream sauce. Be sure to pair it with potato salad or sweet potato fries. Of course, no entrée is complete without dessert, so sweeten your palate with Spahr's house-made Frangelico Pecan Pie, which is topped with ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and whipped cream. Multiple Locations, spahrsseafood.com

Legacy Kitchen Tacklebox's Crab & Corn Bisque

You can find this little gem in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel on Common Street! Legacy Kitchen Tacklebox specializes in modern American fare along with oysters, coffee, and beignets. Their house specialty Crab & Corn Bisque is to die for, and their Bloody Marys are crazy good. You can drop on by for brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. or happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. 817 Common St., 504-827-1651, legacykitchen.com

Seaworthy's Mom's Crabmeat Dip

Located in a historic Creole cottage, Seaworthy boasts harvested oysters and seafood from coast to coast. Get a little taste of Southern hospitality with Mom's Crabmeat Dip served with crispy chickpeas and lavash crackers. They also have an extensive beer and wine selection along with unique cocktails. No matter what you order, Seaworthy will satisfy your seafood cravings. 630 Carondelet St., 504-930-3071, seaworthynola.com

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