4 Places Where You Can Eat The Best Crab In Tucson

The Southwest isn’t known for seafood, but rest assured, you can still find great crab options right here in Tucson! Whether you’re craving a traditional Cajun boil or something a little more luxurious like Oscar Style Jumbo Crab, we have a list of the best places to get crab in town! 

Angry Crab Shack & BBQ

1365 W Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745

This well-known seafood restaurant in North Tucson features a ton of traditional Cajun meals, as well as BBQ dishes. Their Dungeness crab, snow crab legs, and king crab legs are some of the options available for boil — and they are delicious! You can choose the type of seafood (priced by the pound) you want to be added to your boil, the sauce, your heat level, and extras like sausage, corn in the cob, red potato, or veggies. Their trifecta sauce includes Cajun, lemon pepper, and garlic sauce, and it’s one of their most popular combos. Throw in a Hurricane cocktail to make it a perfect night!

The Silver Saddle Steakhouse

310 E Benson Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85713

Don’t let the name of this steakhouse fool you. This little gem on Benson Highway has some of the best surf & turf you can find in Tucson. Their crab legs, served with drawn butter, are available for dinner and melt in your mouth! After dinner, order their signature mud pie. It’s creamy, sweet, and oh-so decadent. The restaurant is family-friendly, so no need to get a sitter for date night. Bring the kids along and enjoy the laid-back environment. 

El Rayo Seafood Boil

4425 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85714

The Louisiana-style seafood at El Rayo Seafood Boil has nothing but 5-star reviews. After tasting their seafood, you’ll know exactly why. While the looks of this mobile restaurant are unassuming, their food is delicious, buttery, and seasoned to absolute perfection. You can order 11 different boil combinations, ceviche, aguachile, wings, as well as sides like fries, corn, potatoes, etc. They even have a kids’ menu that includes chicken nuggets and burgers. Their snow crab legs are definitely one of their menu highlights, so make sure to add them to your boil combination, or pick a number that includes them. They’re open every day except Tuesday, so head on over and enjoy! 

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PY Steakhouse

5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757

If you’re feeling extra fancy, get on over to PY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol. Their menu has a great selection of crab and steak alike, cooked by renowned chefs. To start, their menu features jumbo lump crab cakes, a shellfish sampler that includes snow crab legs, main course dishes like Alaskan King Crab Legs, and Oscar Style Jumbo Crab (with asparagus and béarnaise). Did we mention their extensive cocktail list and scrumptious winter desserts? Well, they’ve got ‘em. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner — and this place is sure to impress anyone you take.