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Crane & Turtle becoming becoming CAPPY’S CRABS, “a Chesapeake Bay crab house” this Summer

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am 52 Comments

828 Upshur Street, NW courtesy Cappy’s Crabs

Some sorely needed good news this morning. We now know what’s coming to the Crane & Turtle space after ANXO pop up concludes – Crabs!!!

From an email:


A Summer-Only Crab Shack in Petworth

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day at Crane & Turtle

Paul Ruppert and his team at Warehouse Industries are launching a neighborhood crab shack on Upshur Street in Petworth.

CAPPY’S CRABS will open on Friday May 27th at noon to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend, serving blue crabs and pitchers of beer – plus a small menu of sides and specials. Jumbos, Large and Mediums will be available by the dozen. Or buy a half-bushel of steamed crabs for your back-yard party. Spend the summer eating crabs and drinking beer on the patio at Cappy’s Crabs!

Designer Nick Pimentel will transform Crane & Turtle from elegant French/Japanese dining room into a Chesapeake Bay crab house. Picnic tables, hot crabs, happy hour specials, loud music, National Bohemian and Orange Crush!

Chesapeake watermen are expecting the best crab season in years. Enjoy the bounty of the Chesapeake without leaving your neighborhood.

Menu includes:

Crabs, Crabs and More Crabs

Beer – Cheap Beer & Craft Beer

Crab Cakes

Corn on the Cob

Hush Puppies

Deviled Eggs

Soft Shell Crabs

Fried Fish Sandwich
A weekly Oyster Happy Hour

Popcorn Chicken – for the kids

Shrimp – peel and eat

Tomato Salad

Orange Crush

Hours of Operation

Tuesday 5pm – 10pm
Wednesday 5pm – 10pm
Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 5pm – 11pm
Saturday Noon – 11pm
Sunday Noon – 9pm”


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