Dish No. 90: Softshell Crab Sandwich at The Mussel Pot

If you don't want any namesake mussels, try this softshell crab sammy.
If you don't want any namesake mussels, try this softshell crab sammy.
Lauren Shockey

Softshell season -- one of the tastiest times of the year -- is basically over, but you can still find some spots selling the crabs. The Mussel Pot is one such place, frying the crustacean and tucking it into a palate-pleasing sandwich.

A light dredging of beer batter coats the crab, which is then placed into a soft bun and served with both fries and black-bean-and-corn salad. It's a good lunchtime option should you not want to order the restaurant's namesake offering. Will it be the best softshell sandwich you've ever eaten? Probably not, but the back patio -- complete with koi pond and waterfall -- is one of the city's outdoor-space secret treasures. You could easily pass a lazy summer afternoon here with a glass of wine. Or two. OK, four.

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