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Crab season is underway on the Half Moon Bay Coastside, SF Bay Area

After a four-month delay, the highly anticipated Dungeness crab season has finally kicked off on the Half Moon Bay Coastside and runs through the end of June.Enjoy Mouthwatering Fresh Dungeness Crab Dishes at Local Restaurants Or Catch Your Own!

Below is a summary of 'all the things crab' along the SF Bay Areas Half Moon Bay.

CATCH YOUR OWN

Huli Cat Sportfishing For those who seek a truly hands-on adventure, Huli Cat Sportfishing offers fishing and crabbing excursions out of Pillar Point Harbor. Customers may choose between a rockfish and crab combo or embark on a crab-only excursion. Pillar Point Harbor, (650) 726-2926, www.hulicat.com

CRAB DISHES

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

A beloved destination known for its award-winning, handcrafted beer and sustainable coastal cuisine, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has quite a catch of Dungeness crab this season! 390 Capistrano Rd., (650) 728-2739, www.hmbbrewingco.com


It's Italia

Cal-Italian style trattoria It's Italia specializes in gourmet pizzas, house made pastas, creative starters and salads, along with seafood and meat selections from their rotisserie and mesquite grill. 401 Main Street, (650) 726-4444, www.itsitaliarestaurant.com.


La Costanera

Known for their contemporary Peruvian cuisine and breathtaking views of the Pacific, La Costanera is celebrating crab season by featuring two dishes: Pastel de Cangrejo and Peruvian Crab Salad.140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, (650) 728-5595, www.mossbeachdistillery.com.

Sam's Chowder House

Known for fresh, off-the-boat seafood and stunning views of the Pacific, uber-popular Sam's is featuring their mouth-watering, fresh local crab, steamed or chili-garlic style during the season.4210 North Cabrillo Highway, (650) 712-0245, www.samschowderhouse.com.


Seville

Featuring tapas with inspiration from Spain, diners can feast on Piquillo peppers filled with crab, whole cracked Dungeness crab (weekends only) and seafood paella with locally sourced Dungeness crab, scallops, shrimp, calamari and Spanish chorizo (served on Sundays). 450 Capistrano Road, Princeton by the Sea, (650) 563-4181, www.sevilletapas.com.


The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay will treat guests to a crab-inspired culinary adventure that highlights the season in an unforgettable way.in bothThe Conservatory& in Navio.One Miramontes Point Road, (650) 712-7000, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb.


VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar

Treat your taste buds to the cuisine of Southern Italy combined with fresh Dungeness Crab dishes throughout the season. Indulge in a variety of crab dishes. 2810 Cabrillo Highway, (650) 560-8858, www.viaunorestaurant.com.

Whether staying over to be ready for your own day of "Catching Your Own" or so you don't have to drive home after a great meal and miss Pillar Point Harbor at night, consider a night or two on the Coastside. VisitHalfMoonBay.org shows all the lodging available on the Coastside and has a Book A Room service to find which rooms are available. Our Lodging Locations

Text by Kelly Chamberlin, Chamberlin Public Relations