Crab Legs are famous for their flavorful and juicy taste, also rich in high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids, perfect for building and repairing muscles. Most crab is generally lower in fat and calories until you drown them in butter, but it’s widely known as one of the best dishes to enjoy for a special treat or celebratory meal during the spring and summer seasons.
Austin is more than 3 hours away from the Gulf of Mexico, so you’d think our options for attaining fresh seafood would be slightly limited. Despite the distance to the nearest coastal shores, getting a few dozen decadent crustaceans on your plate is easier than you might imagine.
Whether you prefer them steamed, boiled, or drenched in butter, you’ll want to grab your crab cracker, a bibb, and a dozen wet wipes because things will probably get a bit messy. Here’s our guide to finding the best crab legs in Austin.
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1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150 | TLC should be on your stop if you’re a true crab and seafood lover. TLC offers a spacious, family-friendly environment, with a casual menu as well as a terrific selection of seafood and crab boils. Enjoy snow crab, king crab, and other delicious seasonal based seafood boil selections.
517 N Interstate Hwy 35 | With two locations in the Austin area, Krab Kings offer their unique seafood boils that include snow crab legs, gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, corn on the cob and a boiled egg, all served with your choice of buttery Southern spices.
14106 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite A | Spinner’s has become one of North Austin’s premier party stops, offering local live music, casual bar food and fresh buttery Southern seafood boils that include snow crab, gulf shrimp, sausage, and corn-on-the-cob in a laid-back sports bar. Enjoy daily drink specials and Sunday brunch all in one place.
5621 Airport Blvd | Quality Seafood Market has been Austin’s premier fresh seafood restaurant, retail market, and wholesaler since 1938. Quality Seafood offers crab specials featuring snow crab, Florida stone crab, Alaskan king crab, and live Gulf blue crab while supplies last.
Two Locations in Austin | With two locations in Austin, Kasian Boil offers a menu of fresh crawfish, crabs, and shrimp boil combos all made corn and potatoes smothered in their own housemade fusion butters, which offer a unique and succulent flavor.
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2013 Wells Branch Pkwy #106 | Crawfish is the primary name of the game at the Shack, but toss in some crab while to top it off. They offer market price Blue Crab, Snow Crab and King Crab legs hot off the boil, as well as boudin balls, gumbo, catfish dinners and fresh oysters on a half-shell on their daily menu.
Two Locations | With two locations in North and Downtown Austin, Truluck’s offers the finest selections of large stone crab and King crab orders for dine-in and takeout, along with steakhouse classics you can enjoy with multiple hearty sides like lobster mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, asparagus, and crab rice.
301 E 5th St. | Eddie V’s is a longtime Austin-based steakhouse with a vast array of fresh seafood, like raw oysters and Pacific Ahi Tuna, made from the freshest ingredients. Kick-off your dinner with a seafood tower, boasting fresh lump crab, Maine lobster, shrimp, and oysters.