With its 34-year history and inviting sidewalk tables overlooking Longboat Key's upscale St Armand's Circle, it’s no wonder The Crab & Fin is such a popular destination for locals and snowbirds alike. A trip to Longboat Key for me is never complete without the requisite shopping excursion around the 'Circle' and securing one of the highly desirable outdoor tables under the awnings of The Crab & Fin, within earshot of the talented local pianist who bewitches patrons everyday with his soft jazz standards from Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Coleman Hawkins, Blossom Dearie and more — it's worth the price of admission alone, if the food weren't so terrific too.
The Crab & Fin's lunch menu
Crab and Fin Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with spicy aioli, avocado and crispy angelhair vermicelli
Hearts of Romaine Wedge Salad with chill grilled chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, oven dried cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion, bleu cheese and aged balsamic drizzle
Soft Shell Crab Po Boy
Chilled chocolate dipped fresh Florida pineapple