This Jersey Spot Serves Hot Cheetos And Doritos Crusted Soft Shell Crab And It’s Blowing Our Minds

Photos courtesy of @CheatDayEats and @EatCallahans

Is the Hot Cheetos trend finally over? If you asked me a year ago, I would have said yes. Yet, a restaurant has found an innovative way to feature the viral ingredient that’s kind of blowing our minds. 

Callahan’s, formally in Norwalk, NJ, featured a Flamin Hot Cheetos-breaded soft shell crab served with pale ale queso, even more Cheetos, arugula salad, and was served on a fresh double Martin’s potato bun. You can see from influencer @CheatDayEats‘ video, the entire mouthwatering process of this sandwich.

The restaurant even offered a Cool Ranch Doritos version of the soft shell crab sandwich not long after. 

In 2020, Callahans had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic but continues to offer catering to patrons. During this time, they’ve been operating through their food trucks for catering and private events. 

However, the restaurant announced that there will be a new storefront opening up in September 2021. 

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This Insta-Famous Donut Shop Is Now Known For Their Soft Shell Crab Burger

If there’s one sweet shop in Southern California that seems like it does it all, it’s Glee Donuts & Burgers. Not only does this spot churn out delicious donuts and burgers as the name suggests, it also makes some Insta-worthy breakfast burritos, bagels and other sandwiches.

Literally, you’ve probably seen many breakfast burritos from this spot in your Instagram feed, and if you’re like us, it probably made you drool profusely the moment the image hit your eyeballs.

Because Glee is the versatile mom and pop shop of our dreams, we wanted to take a moment to feature one of our favorite items on the menu you might not have heard of – the Soft Shell Crab Burger.

You could consider this item a sleeper hit amongst the vast number of items on the menu at Glee. But make no mistake, once you’ve had this ‘wich, it’ll become your go-to in the blink of an eye.

What’s involved in this masterpiece, you ask? First, they start with one beef patty on the grill. Soon after, they throw not one, but TWO soft shell crabs into the fryer. Once those are nice and crispy, Glee adds butter to their already buttery brioche bun and throws it onto the flat top to get it nice and toasty.

Then they add their special, secret recipe “Glee Sauce” to the bun and assemble all the parts, adding a hearty portion of bacon, some luscious fresh avocado and more secret sauce along the way.

Next time you’re cruising around Anaheim, be sure to make a pit stop at Glee Donuts & Burgers for this beauty. You won’t regret it.

Photos by Pete Pham

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This Food Truck Has SOFT SHELL CRAB Mac & Cheese Tots

What do the popular foods soft shell crab, macaroni and cheese, and tater tots have in common? The three sought-after menu items are all combined into one glorious dish brought to you by the Mess Hall Canteen food truck.

The gourmet food truck, primarily based in Orange County, serves a variety of dishes like loaded tots, mac and cheese bowls, and grilled cheese sandwiches. One behemoth of a menu item is the Panhard Crab Tots. It features two soft-shelled crabs, bacon, mac and cheese, cheese sauce, and masago aioli over a bed of tater tots.

Soft shell crab TATER Tot mac and cheese👄👅👮🏻 @messhallcanteen @yngandreckless @foodbeast

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Fellow Foodbeast and inventor of the Big Mac pizza, Elie Ayrouth, had the pleasure of trying them and had this to say:

It’s the most gnarly thing I’ve seen off of a truck. It looks like a party-sized tray of tater tots, then mac & cheese, bacon, more cheese sauce… it looks ridiculous before the crab is even on.

You can find the tots, along with a grip of other savory dishes at Mess Hall Canteen. You can keep track of the truck’s upcoming appearances on their website.

Be right back, gonna take an extended lunch break and track these bad boys down.


Now THIS is a Crab Cake.

Crab Cake

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Soft Shell Crab & Bacon Burger

A cheeseburger with the starring condiment: soft shell crab.  Sitting between two buns, the soft shell crab is complimented by a patty, cheese and the #foodbeast standard, bacon. The season’s are changing people, and so is the game. Stay hungry! (PicThx TIWYH)