Riggin’s Crabhouse and Seafood
607 Ridge Rd
Lantana, FL 33462
On our first night in the Palm Beach County area we decided that we wanted to return to an old reliable seafood restaurant and get a taste of the two major Florida food groups — Florida Stone Crabs and Key Lime Pie.
Riggin’s Crabhouse in Lantana is totally a locals joint — it’s not near any of the major tourist areas, it’s by the marinas and boat docks and marine repair facilities. So you can be assured that this place is for is a more discerning seafood crowd as opposed to vacationers and tourists. It’s also been in business since 1991 and has the endorsement of a number of sports teams, like the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Redskins that come down to eat when they practice during the off season.
Riggin’s Crabhouse, on Ridge Road
The smaller dining room is very much a locals type atmosphere, while the main dining room (not photographed) looks like your typical seafood restaurant with stuffed fish and knicknacks on the walls.
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Unlimited tumblers of fresh iced tea is the beverage of choice in the South.
A plate of large Florida Stone Crab claws.
Riggin’s is known for its Garlic Blue Crabs, which are marinated in a heavy garlic and oil mixture overnight, and are then steamed to order. It looks like we ordered an obscene amount of food that evening, but its a lot of work to get out a small amount of meat from the crabs.
A garlic crab, up close
The Fisherman’s Feast platter, which features a steamed blue crab on top of seafood linguini in a crab marinara sauce. I highly reccomend it.
The Fisherman’s Feast platter, crab removed.
The “Debris Field”
Warm Pecan Pie with ice cream.