Soft Shell from Maryland … King from Alaska … sweet, lump Dungeness from Washington state … and big-clawed Jonah from New England.
Each of America’s four major crab species has its own characteristics, and its own rabid fans, but only Turner's Seafood Grill & Market in Melrose celebrates all four species annually for a month with Crab Fest, a celebration that lasts all of June.
For three generations, Turner’s Seafood has been in operation and today the Turner family rigorously inspects all the fish and seafood it buys at a state-of-the-art processing facility that they own and operate in Gloucester, MA. Turner’s has an impressive 8-point inspection program. Some fish that pass through the Turner’s processing plant ends up on other restaurant tables south and west of Boston – yes, it is flown to the midwest, Florida and California. It’s that perfect.
Next month, Turner’s Seafood will launch a new way of enjoying its products: an online shop called Dock to Door with dozens of mouthwatering crab, fish and shellfish, prepared appetizers and entrees, lobsters, chowders and more. All packed and shipped from our dock to your door.
Crab Fest Menu
Locally caught, this specie is found throughout the Northern Atlantic. Their larger stronger claws are prized along with their sweet and tender leg meat
Chilled Jonah Claw Cocktail $13.99 (Cap off sweet cocktail claws served with lemon and mustard sauce)
Hot Jonah Crab Claws $13.99 (Cooked in steam kettles with garlic and butter)
Stuffed Jonah Crab $12.99 (Seasoned crab stuffing baked in a crab shell)
Jonah Crab Pie $26.99 (Half pound of Jonah Crabmeat baked with butter and Ritz cracker crumbs served with choice of potato and vegetable)
Named after Dungeness, Washington, these crabs are found throughout the Pacific Northwest. Along with leg and claw meat, these produce an incredibly sweet lump body meat.
Steamed Dungeness Appetizer $11.99 (Half pound served with lemon and Old Bay butter)
Dungeness Entrée $25.99 (Steamed whole crab served with lemon, Old Bay butter, corn on the cob and parmesan potatoes)
Alaskan King Crab
The largest of the world’s commercially harvested crabs, they are found in the cold waters in the Pacific Northwest off the Alaska coast and Aleutian Islands. They are famous throughout the world for the large legs that produce a firm sweet meat.
Steamed King Crab Appetizer $13.99 (Half pound served with lemon and Old Bay butter)
King Crab Entrée $28.99 (Steamed legs served with lemon, Old Bay butter, corn on the cob and parmesan potatoes)
Maryland Soft Shell Crab
Blue Crabs molt, or shed their shell, as part of their growing process. Before the new shell begins to form, these crabs are at a stage when they are entirely edible.
Fried Soft Shell Crab Appetizer $12.99 (Served with a Cajun remoulade)
Fried Soft Shell Crab Entrée $27.99 (Served with a Cajun Remoulade, choice of potato and vegetable)
Turner's Seafood Grill & Market
506 Main St
Melrose, MA 02176