Paradise for Weird Birds


On the tables in the "Stoned Crab" are "Chuttibildli" with the images of the local fishermen. Only fresh, not frozen goods are used - Mahi Mahi, Goldmackerel, for example, is only available in May, June and July.”

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Coast Magazine

A Taste of the Florida Keys


“The Stoned Crab features an eco-friendly bar with all-natural cocktails.”

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Coastal Living

The Best Places to Eat Stone Crabs in Florida


The Stoned Crab in Key West has two private fishing boats that deliver daily catches of stone crab during season. The atmosphere at The Stoned Crab is funky and fun. They even have a Hurricane Irma-inspired “stoned lobster” on the menu.”

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Trips to Discover

You Can’t Go Wrong with a Visit to The Stoned Crab


“The Stoned Crab sends out a crew daily to sustainably collect the day’s entrees, and to pluck stone crab claws when in season. Stone crab is the only 100% sustainable meat available, because the crabs release the tasty claw as a defense mechanism, and scamper off into the ocean to regrow the appendage. Connected to the restaurant is also a fresh fish market—talk about a multifunctional place.”

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Silent World

Key West


“Attached to the Ibis Bay Beach Resort is this casual restaurant with an open-air atmosphere and a bar. It has two private boats that deliver daily fresh local fish, shrimp, langoustines and the local specialty, stone crabs.”

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Day Trip: 6 Restaurants Worth a Drive From Miami

"Sustainable, locally sourced seafood tops the menu at this alfresco, dockside spot within the Ibis Bay Resort in Key West. Locals and visitors alike flock to this popular joint in search of some of the area’s best catch-of-the-day offerings like whole red snapper, shrimp and of course, the eponymous stone crab, all of which pairs nicely with the bar’s organic wines, cocktails and craft beers."

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Cosmopolitan UK

Florida Keys guide: hotels, restaurants and things to do

"A trip to Key West wouldn’t be complete without indulging in two of The Florida Key's most famous foods; Key lime pie and seafood. For the latter, we didn’t find a more delicious spot for claws and lobster than the Stoned Crab – an eco-minded seafood restaurant on the water run by Kite surfer and rum distiller - he has a shop on the island where you can taste numerous samples of rum - Paul Menta."

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London Evening Standard

10 reasons why you should visit the Florida Keys in 2017

"Specialising in locally caught seafood, Stoned Crab prides itself on serving quality wholesome dishes using only the freshest produce. The restaurant works closely with trusted fishermen from the Keys and its honest approach and commitment to provide high quality food means only the best catches of the day are served up. You’ll be spoilt for choice, but whatever you do, don’t leave without donning a bib and cracking open a few of the famous juicy stoned crab claws. The restaurant is also home to the Eco Bar where cocktails are made with freshly squeezed juices and all-natural ingredients, and the wines and spirits are organic/sustainably produced for a totally refreshing thirst quenching experience."

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The Daily Meal

Interview: Paul Menta, Key West’s Stoned Crab’s Executive Chef


"All chefs can learn something from Chef Menta’s philosophy. Paul Menta, 50, is the executive chef of The Stoned Crab in Key West, Florida. He is also part owner of Three Hands Fish, which operates out of the same building. He is one of the most articulate chefs I have ever interviewed."

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Travel Channel

5 Warm-Weather Escapes Close to Home

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"Venture a bit further for Ibis Bay Resort, and spring for a room opening onto your own private beach deck. Oh, and try night paddling while you’re at it. The onsite Stoned Crab is a must for its eponymous stone crab."

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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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