Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 We are expecting within the half hour ***12:45PM*** plenty of fresh medium stone crabs and plenty of large stone crabs. With regard to the jumbos, it looks like we're going to be shorted a little bit and can only offer them as one and two pound dinners while the medium and large can be all you can eat as well as one and two pound dinners. ___________________ Saturday Nov. 26, 2011 Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Holiday. Read Steven King's new book about the JFK assassination, "11/22/63, A Novel". If you could travel back in time to prevent Lee Harvey Oswald from shooting JFK in Dallas on 11/22/63 how would you go about it and what would the historical consequences be? Very interesting. Check it out: Click here to check it out: From Amazon. Anyway, we've got plenty of fresh Florida stone crabs for tonight, mediums, large and jumbos.. ___________________ Tuesday Nov. 22, 2011 We got lots of large and jumbo claws in for today but there were no mediums to be found. Believe me, I wish there were more mediums around but they've been, for the most part, the most scarce size since the season began. One theory holds that the previous season when stone crabs were difficult to find - the cold winter a possible factor - the high survival rate allowed more crabs to survive (or at least go unshorn of a claw) and grow claws one year bigger... mediums to large and large to jumbo. In any case, we got in plenty of large and jumbos. ___________________ Monday Nov. 21, 2011 Got in a pretty good supply of fresh mediums, large and jumbos, enough to serve all you can eat or single portion dinners. And remember, if you're not sure all you can eat is something you can make worth your money, you always have the option of converting a single portion stone crab dinner into an all you can eat dinner. Just tell your server. There's no need to leave the dinner table after having Florida stone crabs and thinking you could've eaten more of the sweet delicacy known as fresh Florida stone crabs. ___________________ Sunday Nov. 20, 2011 Sorry to check in so late but I was watching the Dolphins make another statement to the "suck for Luck" crowd. LOL Anyway, we've got plenty of fresh mediums, large and jumbo stone crabs for tonight. (Good job Fins!) ___________________ Saturday Nov. 19, 2011 We're pretty well set on fresh Florida stone crabs for today, mediums, large and jumbos. We've got great prices on all you can eat as well as one pound dinners and two pound dinners. ___________________ Friday Nov 18, 2011 Got mediums, large and jumbos in today, all fresh. We could certainly use more mediums but there were plenty of large and jumbos brought in this morning. This front moving through bringing all this wind and rain means availability for the remainder of the weekend is in some question, although we will, of course, know more in the morning. ***From the weather button above: "Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Windy. Not as warm. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph becoming 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent." ___________________ Thursday Nov. 17, 2011 We're good for all you can eat on fresh medium and large stone crabs and can do single portion dinners of jumbos as well as medium and large. ___________________ Tues. Nov. 15, 2011 Got plenty of fresh stone crabs in today, all three sizes. Sorry for posting late. ___________________ Sunday Nov. 13, 2011 We will be doing all you can eat for large stone crabs but on the mediums and the jumbos we've only got enough to offer one and two pound dinners. The mediums are still the hardest size to find. ___________________ Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 More fresh stone crabs in today, mediums, large and jumbos. Plenty on the mediums and large, jumbos might not make closing time so if you're looking for jumbos, "earlier" is the order -- so to speak -- of the day. __________________ Friday Nov. 11, 2011 Happy Veteran's Day! Arriving later this morning, fresh medium, large and jumbo stone crab claws! ___________________ Thursday Nov. 10, 2011 We're set pretty well on mediums and large although jumbos will have to be single portion dinners. Now... for a little change of pace... During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.
A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.
The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.
As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.
Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.
Catfish Deweys staff stand ready to serve birthday cake and sing Happy Birthday to any Marines who wish that today. Happy birthday Marines!
___________________ Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011 Got fresh large and jumbos in today as well as more mediums so we have all you can eat across the board. ___________________ Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011 Just got in a good amount of mediums and they should last the night for all you can eat. Only a handfull of large and jumbos today, so they're going to have to be single portion dinners only... but remember, we do two pound dinners as well as one pound dinners and two pounds of stone crabs is a lot for most folks. Indeed, when there are enough stone crabs, you can actually order the two pound dinner if you doubt all you can eat is cost effective for you and at some point in the meal (if you're feeling spunky) request that the two pound dinner be converted into an all you can eat! On another note, later today a city block size asteroid is passing by Earth inside the orbital radius of the moon! By any astronomical measure, that is pretty darn close! It reminded me of a book by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle called "Lucifer's Hammer" where the Earth is not spared and the story of the survival of pockets of people in the mountains. I highly recommend it. (Check it out, you can read a bit at Amazon!) ___________________ Monday Nov. 7, 2011 We have medium and jumbo claws offered only as single portion meals while they last. These past few days of wind is making them hard to find because not many boats venture out in rough water. We expect a good delivery of mediums for Tuesday but not so many large and jumbos. Wednesday looks more promising and should the situation change I will post here as soon as I know. ___________________ Sunday Nov. 6, 2011 Sundays and Mondays are generally the most difficult to arrange fresh stone crabs to be delivered and today and tomorrow don't appear to be the exception. We do have enough medium and large stone crabs today to start off with all you can eat dinners, but they won't last the night and at some point-- I don't know when-- we will cut off new orders for all you can eat and sell only single portion dinners until they are gone. As of this time I see Tuesday 11/8/11 as the next day for a delivery of fresh claws.. So... come earlier today rather than later if it's stone crabs you seek. :) ___________________ Saturday Nov. 5, 2011 We got in plenty of medium and large stone crabs for tonight! ___________________ Thursday Nov. 3, 2011 That glut on the market we've been looking for is here but it's with large claws only. Mediums remain hard to get and consequently the price remains the same. The large, however are down again in price and we are doing all you can eat large, fresh, Florida stone crabs for $62. A two pound dinner is $42 and a one pound dinner is $26. Call the restaurant for pricing on mediums and jumbos.
___________________ Wednesday 11-2-11 Good supply of medium, large and jumbo claws for tonight. ___________________ Addendum to previous note 11-1-2011 >>> Got more jumbos in than we were expecting, so can do all you can eat on jumbos too. Also, that lower price on large seems to be stable! That's GREAT news! ~~~~~~ Tuesday 11-1-2011 Mediums, large and jumbos coming today and can do all you can eat on mediums and large but can do only single portion dinners on jumbos. __________________ Sunday Oct. 30, 2011 Plenty of large and jumbos but no mediums. Large are $29 for a one pound dinner, $49 for a 2 pound dinner and $65 for all you can eat. ___________________ Saturday Oct 29, 2011 We are well stocked with fresh Florida stone crabs today, mediums, large and jumbos! ___________________ Friday Oct 28, 2011 Good supply of fresh medium, large and jumbo stone crabs in today! ___________________ Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011 Got plenty of medium, large and jumbo claws in for tonight! :) ___________________ Tuesday October 25, 2011 Just received a delivery of fresh medium, large and jumbo stone crabs so we are good to go for tonight! ___________________ Monday October 24, 2011 All we have for today are jumbo claws. I wish there were mediums and large for tonight but it looks like those will come in tomorrow. ___________________ Sunday 10/23/11 Addendum to previous note... although we could not find anyone selling mediums for today we did get a better but on fresh large and jumbos so the price today (and maybe tomorrow) is lower. ___________________ Sunday October 23, 2011 All we have available for today in the category of fresh Florida stone crabs are large and jumbo claws. No mediums to be found. It seems like every season at the beginning there's just not enough mediums on the market. But the large and jumbos are oh, so satisfying! :) ___________________ Friday October 21, 2011 We will be good on fresh stone crabs for tonight but won't know about delivery for Saturday until tomorrow morning... or maybe tonight if the driver is on the road overnnight from the west coast. ___________________ Thursday October 20, 2011 Got fresh mediums, large and jumbos in today, but once again we will probably sell out of mediums first, so come earlier rather than later for the mediums. The weather the last few days has made stone crabs tough to get but mediums seem in even shorter supply than large or jumbos. Hopefully with this excellent weather we're enjoying for the next few days the supply will come back strong. ___________________ Wednesday October 19, 2011 We have a pretty good supply of fresh stone crabs for tonight. Mediums... if you're coming for mediums you might consider a bit earlier rather than later tonight. And for those folks looking at Thursday... Theoretically there are fresh stone crabs in the pipeline but within the context of this weather today we will keep our fingers crossed. ___________________ Tuesday October 18, 2011 We have fresh Florida stone crabs coming today! There was a window of opportunity yesterday in all this weather for a few intrepid stone crab fishermen to pull crab traps on the west coast yesterday. Good news because later this afternoon we've got mediums, large and jumbos coming in. Not as many mediums as I would normally like and given this continuing weather possibly the only crabs until Friday. Needless to say, we continue the search for intrepid fishermen. :) ___________________ Monday October 17, 2011 All the wind and rain on Sunday means there are very few stone crabs available for today. all we are going to have are large and jumbos. We will offer the large as all you can eat dinners as well as one and two pound platters and jumbos as one and two pound platters. Tomorrow looks more promising because the weather is a bit calmer today. I really enjoyed meeting Aprile and Ralph last night, two of our facebook fans. Fantastic folks! It's pretty neat to actually meet the people one meets on the internet in real life. :) ___________________ Sunday October 16, 2011 Guess what I'm eating for breakfast right now? A fresh Florida stone crab claw delivered just moments ago and what a treat! We got in mediums, large and jumbos. We will be doing mediums priced as follows: All you can eat mediums $47 Two pound platter mediums $35 One pound platter mediums $22
All you can eat large $74 Two pound platter large $59 One pound platter large $33
Two pound platter jumbos $69 One pound platter jumbos $39
Didn't get enough jumbos in to do all you can eat but we should have plenty of large and medium claws for today. Doors open at 11:30 AM for lunch and we're open straight through until 10: 00PM at night. Check out new coupon for stone crabs on our facebook page here.
Saturday October 15, 2011
Today is the first day of stone crab season. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean we will get them today. Out first delivery of fresh Florida stone crab claws will be tomorrow, although I'm not sure of what time.
Initial reports of what the harvest is looking like is less than stellar. There are reports of spider crabs in some traps instead of stone crabs. We should still get a good supply of stone crabs tomorrow, but if the supply is less than expected, the price may be higher than we would hope for. Still, I'd be surprised if the prices are higher than last season which had the highest prices on record because it was a constant struggle to find enough stone crabs to satisfy demand.
I'll know more tomorrow and will post here as soon as I can.