We live in Tierra Verde and have eaten here a few times in the last year. I lived in Miami for 36 years…and I LOVE STONE CRABS!…in Miami all the restaurants we frequented served amazing stones… constantly delicious and fresh . So tonight at Billy's I asked the waiter if the stone crabs were fresh and explained that I know the difference that I was from Miami. He laughed and said we sell as many stone crabs as Joe’s in Miami…. That in its self should have given me the answer not to trust what he says…pretty dumb. Joe’s stone Crab in the #1 top-grossing restaurant in the USA. He also asked it I wanted them cold or hot…stone crabs are not suppose to be served hot…. Warm stone crabs have an iodine aftertaste…so no one ever serves them hot. I asked if they knew how to crack them and he said… well yea! Like Dah….
So he serves the stone crabs the first thing I see it the they seem really wet. Then I got to eat it… the shell is not cracked in the right places.. you suppose to pull the claw apart and use one side (Inexperience people working there..its so easy to do it right)… The waiter takes them back and now they look all mashed up… they are filled with water and are mushy! (Which means that they're not fresh. What a rip off! Billy’s Stone Crabs should change the name of the place and stop serving lousy stone crab that have been frozen and defrosted several times!