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Best Restaurants To Eat Crab In Los Angeles

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As a culinary hub of the U.S., Los Angeles has a great selection of restaurants serving up terrific seafood. Whether you like blue crab or king crab, crab legs or crab cakes, we've scoured this great city to find the best restaurants serving this delicious seafood.

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The Boiling Crab
3377 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 389-2722

If you're looking for a restaurant where it's ok to eat with your hands while you enjoy a night out with friends, The Boiling Crab in Koreatown's section of LA is the right spot for you. While the restaurant usually has an extremely long wait, there's a reason why people wait over 2 hours to get a table. The seafood here is terrific. Serving all types of crab including blue, dungeness, snow crab and more, enjoy tasty king crab legs with corn on the cob as well as other delicious options.

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
3500 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 351-9988

This excellent seafood restaurant which is known for its terrific raw bar with oysters and more is also known for its delicious selection of crab dishes. Serving everything from their uber popular crispy soft shell crab sliders which are tempura fried with a soy glase, spicy mayo and lettuce to blue crab lettuce cups and crab cakes, this seafood eatery is a crab lovers heaven. Other terrific options include their mini crab roll with your choice of butter or mayo, as well as their Ponzu Soft Shell Crab, Dungeness Crab and more.

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Water Grill
1401 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 394-5669

With locations in Santa Monica and Downtown, Water Grill lovers come here for their Maryland Blue Crab Cake and other crab dishes. Offering fresh seafood, other delicious options include the crabcake burger, their soft-shelled crab banh-mi sandwich as well as their 2 LB Orengon Dungeness Crab platter, and their Cioppino with dungeness crab, jumbo shrimp and fresh fish in a shellfish broth.

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Blue Plate Oysterette
1355 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-3474

Seafood lovers looking for a delicious experience can look no further than Blue Plate Oysterette. With a newly opened Los Angeles location in addition to the original Santa Monica on, the restaurant expands its reach to offer its eats to the inland crowd. Dine on fine crab delicacies such as their oysters and rock crab claws (pictured) as well as the magnificent Seafood Tower from their raw bar. Complete with 1/2 Main lobster, 6 oysters, 4 clams, 1/2 lb mussels, 4 prawns, king crab claws with sauces and more, its simply delicious. Other crab dishes include the Crab Louis Chop Salad complete with avocado, tomato, red onions, olives, crab and eggs as well as the tasty crab cake with arugula, and tartar sauce.

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The Shrimp Lover
4814 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 663-7079

Locations in Hollywood, Los Angeles and Redondo Beach keep seafood and crab lovers coming back to this eatery over and over. Offering Alaskan king crab legs, snow crab legs, dungeness crab, blue crab and more, the crab here is as fresh as it gets and locals swear by it. Offering a twist, try their Thai Fried Rice with crab meat or bite into delicious sides while you eat crab legs.

What are your favorite restaurants with crab in L.A.? Share in the comments below!
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