Travel + Leisure

Posh New Years Eve Dinners to Add to Your Bucket List

"Sure, The Stoned Crab has wonderful tropical cocktails, but if you come down for New Year’s Eve make sure to also experience a Key West Turkey, which is stuffed with lobster. Talk about bringing in the new year strong."

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Mother Earth Living

Ibis Bay: An Eco-Friendly Resort

"Ibis' popular restaurant is known for, you guessed it, stone crab... Quite literally, we put on gloves and dug into a platter of the freshest stone crab, pink Key West shrimp and oysters I've ever had. A house smoked fish dip and ceviche with lobster also accompanied our glorious appetizer... Hands down, they serve fantastic seafood. I don't think I'll ever have better."

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Into the Blue

Ibis Bay Resort

"...At the end of a day on the water, Fish Camp residents have the option of either hauling their catch back to their suites, where it can be filleted in the outdoor cleaning area, or dropping it off at the restaurant, where it can be cleaned, cooked, and served as part of their “Cook Your Catch” menu item."

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VacationIdea

25 Best Things to Do in Key West

"If you decide to eat in The Stoned Crab, the resort’s celebrated restaurant, you won’t even have to leave the resort."

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Miami Herald

THE LIONFISH: KING OF THE OCEAN NO MORE?

"Paul Menta is almost ashamed to admit how delicious lionfish is. A co-founder of Three Hands Fish, a sustainable fish market in Key West, Menta is also executive chef at its adjacent The Stoned Crab restaurant, where he serves lionfish daily as a main course or as a free addition to other plates. He wants consumers to fall in love with the fish — enough to fish it to extinction on Florida’s coasts."

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Esquire

Searching the Sunny Florida Keys for Netflix's Darkest Show

"The focus, like everywhere else around here, is seafood, but his restaurant is different, Osborn said, in that he and his sons catch about 80% of what they serve. Keeping the distance between dock to dish as short as possible is the philosophy behind their "Three Hands" motto: from fisherman, to restaurant, and diner. And here, the fresh quality is evident, with chef Paul Menta—also the distiller of the fine Key West Legal Rum, the first legal distillery in Key West, whose product we'd become rather familiar with this week—serving an array of snapper, hogfish, lion fish, grouper, mahi mahi, barrel fish, and stone crab."

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CBS San Francisco

BEST SEAFOOD CITIES IN AMERICA

"Exceptional seafood restaurants can be found all across Florida, particularly in major cities like Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. But the Florida Keys are world renowned for deep sea fishing, its important seafood markets and, of course, its fabulous seafood cuisine."

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Grits and Chopsticks

FLORIDA KEYS + KEY WEST REVIEW

"If you are looking for a taste of the freshest seafood right on the dock, Paul suggests visiting The Stoned Crab restaurant. This restaurant serves up the famed Key West stone crab, but they also do it in a stunning setting with an unbeatable view of the water. Housed in a resort built in 1956, the restaurant keeps alive the tradition of the fishermen bringing their catches straight to their dock, a practice that is no longer happening in other areas. If you are looking for a place to stay, Paul recommends Ibis Bay Resort, which is home to The Stoned Crab and also has a retro feel."

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Honest Cooking

Catching and Cooking the Best Seafood of Key West

"If you are looking for a taste of the freshest seafood right on the dock, Paul suggests visiting The Stoned Crab restaurant. This restaurant serves up some of the best of what Key West is known for, the stone crab, but they also do it in a stunning setting with an unbeatable view of the water. The moment you set foot in the restaurant you will feel as if you have traveled back in time to the 1950s. Housed in a resort built in 1956, the restaurant keeps alive the tradition of the fishermen bringing their catches straight to their dock, something that is no longer happening in other areas."

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The Toronto Sun

SIX MUST-TRY ACTIVITIES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS 

"FOODIE HEAVEN: The Stoned Crab in Key West serves sweet stone crab claws and wonderful whole snapper, while Oltremare at Amara Cay in Islamorada serves short ribs so smooth they melt before they get to your mouth." 

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The Plunge

THE LAST 72 HOURS: BACHELOR PARTY KEY WEST

"Hopefully you’ve worked up an appetite because you don’t go to The Stoned Crab for a light meal. Start with a few Seafood Towers (each has enough Florida lobster, stone crab claws, Alaskan king crab legs, seared ahi tuna, local shrimp, sea scallops, New Zealand mussels, panhandle oysters, and littleneck clams for four people) followed by Lobster and Crab Mac & Cheese or Chef Tami’s Famous Specialty (scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, lobster, today’s catch and stone crab in a roasted fennel, garlic, fresh herb and tomato broth)."

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Family Fun Canada

IBIS BAY BEACH RESORT: THE PLACE FOR FAMILY FUN IN KEY WEST!

"I vastly preferred wandering over to the on-site restaurant to grab my java and enjoy the peaceful quiet and morning sunshine. And then I had breakfast there, which was so good I was back for lunch, then I had to round it out with dinner, which was exquisite. Of all the meals we had in the Keys, the Stoned Crab stands in the top 3 for outright deliciousness, service and ambiance. Don’t leave without trying the eponymous crab. It’s to die for."

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