HISTORY of Crab catchers
The combination of the Grouper Special (local grouper and cheese sauce) and deep-fried corn on the cob soon became a popular option, with word of mouth spreading among locals and tourists alike. Customers often saw fish being delivered from the boats directly to a fish cutting table to be filleted for their plates.
While continuing to expand, adding a large deck over the Intracoastal Waterway, a tiki bar and a covered patio, Crab Catchers has stayed true to its humble beginnings as a fish house. The Grouper Special, fried corn and locally caught fish are still on the menu. Fish is still delivered nearly every day, and while Tim isn’t behind the fryers or cutting fish anymore, his son Don often is. Still family-owned and operated, Crab Catchers continues to serve locals and tourists alike the best local seafood possible.
10 Tips for Our Customers
- Please don’t feed the birds, they will poop on you. In fact, don’t feed any wildlife you may see. Raccoons, otters, waitstaff and other animals are frequently spotted and may bite.
- We also have a mermaid problem. Please make sure to secure your cell phones, keys, credit cards or any other items that might fall into the water because they never give back anything they borrow.
- Feel free to have fun but try to be polite. If you wouldn’t say it in front of your grandma, don’t say it in front of someone else’s. Or if you do, at least do it quietly so the kids at the table next to you don’t hear it.
- Do not jump off the deck in search of mermaids. They are crafty, and you will only find extremely sharp oyster shells and barnacles.
- There is no smoking. Except wings. We smoke wings.
- We’re pretty casual, like, hang out in your bathing suit on the deck casual. If you’re heading inside though, the super uncool powers that be require you wear shoes and some sort of shirt.
- Speaking of super uncool, throwing stuff in the water is super uncool. Don’t be that guy.
- We like kids. We like them a lot. If you leave them unattended we will have to assume they are orphans and will force them to work in our kitchen. Or they will be served copious amounts of sugar. Your move, parents.
- We like animals… but not everyone does. Sorry guys, but only service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are allowed.
- Most importantly, have a great time!