The restaurant is on the second story of the Stingaree Marina in the little town of Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula. They serve all kinds of fresh Gulf seafood, but their claim to fame is barbecued crabs. Barbecued crabs were first made famous by a place in Sabine Pass called Granger's (later a place called Sartin's took over the tradition), but they have since moved inland to Nederland. Today, Stingaree is the best of the barbecued-crab joints left on Bolivar. These crabs are boiled, dipped in seasoning and then finished in the broiler. Come at sunset for a spectacular view.
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 at 4 a.m. by Robb Walsh
The sun is getting ready to plunge into East Galveston Bay. The slanting light casts a pink glow on the platter of barbecued crabs in front of me. I suck a tangy claw and admire the still life with shellfish. It's Saturday evening a...