The most anticipated block party on Clearwater Beach

Join us for Frenchy’s 31st Annual Stone Crab Weekend!  In addition to the fresh-off-the-boat claws supplied by Frenchy’s Stone Crab Company at deeply discounted prices, the two-day block party will feature live music on stage, food and drink specials, raffles to win valuable prize packages with proceeds benefiting charity and much more!

Discounted stone crab prices will continue through Sunday, Oct. 25, to round out the weekend in each of the four Frenchy’s Clearwater Beach restaurants and our Dunedin location.  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

About Frenchy’s Stone Crab Weekend

The Stone Crab Weekend phenomena was started by Frenchy’s in 1984 when owner, Michael “Frenchy” Preston, decided to offer his signature, fresh stone crab claws to the general public for just above cost.  Today, visitors from around the world flock to Frenchy’s restaurants to enjoy the fresh claws and festive “beach party” atmosphere when season opens on October 15.

“Stone Crab Weekend is the biggest event we have all year,” said Preston. “It’s amazing how many people come here to enjoy our fresh stone crab claws with us year after year.  Some actually plan their vacations around this event!”

In its 31st year, the Stone Crab Weekend block party has more than just those tasty claws to offer. Check out the fun activities scheduled!


About Frenchy’s Restaurants: In 1981, Michael “Frenchy” Preston opened the Original Café at 41 Baymont St. with a mission to serve the best and freshest seafood possible on Clearwater Beach. Within a very short time, the Cafe became a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Staying true to his mission, Frenchy opened his own seafood company to ensure a constant source of fresh seafood to the Café. His success continued on Clearwater Beach with the opening of Saltwater Café in 1989, Rockaway Grill in 1991 and South Beach Café in 2003. Three decades later, the Frenchy’s restaurants are still regarded as a staple for delicious, fresh-from-the-gulf seafood and reasonable prices in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

About Frenchy’s Stone Crab Company: Originally known as “The Ozona Fish Company,” established 1916, Frenchy’s Stone Crab Company is comprised of independent crabbers that focus their efforts only on the Florida stone crab. With the support and dedication of these professional crab boat captains – many who’ve been crabbing for us for over 20 years – we harvest, cook, chill and ship this special seafood product during season (October 15 – May 15). Frenchy’s Stone Crab Company is the only processing plant solely dedicated to the Florida stone crab claw. We are HACCP certified and FDA approved. Our state-of-the-art facility cooks the fresh catch the same day they are harvested, then supplies them fresh – never frozen – to Frenchy’s restaurants, locally to the public or ships overnight within the U.S. and sells wholesale to other restaurants, seafood markets, dealers, caterers, supermarkets and distributors.[lg_gallery]

Music Line-Up

Something for Everyone!

In addition to the live music, we will schedule some family friendly activities during the day, including special appearances by Frenchy’s mascot, Gilly Grouper.  We will also have commemorative event t-shirts, hats and accessories for sale, along with other discounted merchandise from Frenchy’s Off the Hook gift shop.

Raffle Opportunities

Awesome prizes and packages will be up for grabs both days! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County. Tickets are $1 each or an arm’s length for $20.  Winners will be chosen and notified on Sunday, Oct. 25.  Stay tuned for a list of of the prizes you can win!

Photos: Proof of Party

When does stone crab season start?
Season officially opens for crabbers to harvest the stone crab claws from the traps on Oct. 15th.  Season is open through May 15th
When/What time is the Stone Crab Block Party?
The block party is from 12:00pm – 10pm both Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24th
Where is the party located?
 In front of Frenchy’s Original Café at 41 Baymont St., Clearwater Beach
Does it cost anything to attend?
Admission is free.  Food, drinks and merchandise will be for sale.
Where can I park?
Public street parking and metered lots are available within several blocks of the party.  There will be a large free lot located on East Shore Drive, just a short walk from the block party. 
How much will stone crabs cost?
We won’t know prices until the day before the event, as the market will determine the price.  
Will there be other food options?
Yes, in addition to stone crabs, there will be a variety of Frenchy’s regular menu items available for purchase.  There will also be beer, wine and other beverages for sale.
What entertainment is scheduled?
 Click here for a complete list of live music, activities and entertainment
Can I get stone crabs at your restaurants during the block party event?
Yes, stone crabs will be served at each of our 5 restaurant locations during the block party at the same prices BASED ON AVAILABILITY.  Priority for serving stone crabs will be at the block party, so please don’t be disappointed if they are not available during certain times at each of our restaurants…we rely on the goodness of Mother Nature to bring us a bountiful harvest for all.

Sincere thanks to our sponsors and vendors that help us put on an awesome event year after year!