Stone Crabs in Longboat Key, Florida! Claw your way to Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant in Longboat Key, Florida, for a feed of delicious stone crabs.
Our waterfront restaurant has been serving fresh seafood since 1967, and looks forward to serving you. Contact us today to ask about our large children’s menu. Waterfront Restaurant in Longboat Key, Florida Learn the story behind our waterfront restaurant in Longboat Key, Florida.
With a passion for fresh seafood, Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant was the beginning of a dream come true for the Moore and Hicks families in 1967. Getting Started As the oldest seafood restaurant under the same ownership in Manatee County, we have a long history in the seafood business, with over 200 combined years of experience. In 1927, Papa Jack Moore started walking the flats of the bays getting stone crabs by hand.
From October 15 to May 15, our boats work the traps to bring in fresh crabs for the restaurant. The claws are carefully removed and the live crabs returned to the waters to regenerate new ones. A good day’s catch will run between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds of claws.
Fresh Seafood—Locally caught and always fresh, our seafood options include stone crab, lobster, grouper, and flounder. Sandwiches—Served with your choice of one side dish, our scrumptious sandwich options include grouper sandwiches, crab cake sandwiches, hamburgers, and turkey clubs. Steak—Choose from New York strip, porterhouse, filet, and sirloin steaks, served with your choice of one side. Pasta—Our pasta grill includes shrimp and chicken served over linguini with homemade cream sauce.