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Get cracking: Summer seafood boils in NYC

The summer is all about seafood. And for those looking to get their fill of crustaceans, NYC restaurants have you covered. Here's where to find seafood boils serving up crab, lobster and more. But get cracking -- they're offered for a limited time only.

GATHER at the Gander's summer menu

The Gander is celebrating summer with a family-style
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The Gander is celebrating summer with a family-style lobster boil. The dinner, which is offered during two seatings, features a seasonal menu with dishes like a tomato salad with burrata and fresh basil, a warm shrimp cocktail and, the main event: a lobster boil with lobster, Little Neck clams, roasted porchetta, grilled corn with chipotle butter, mashed potatoes with garlic aioli and Parker House rolls. For dessert, diners can create customized sundaes and ice cream sandwiches from a mobile ice cream sundae cart. And to drink, large-format cocktails, including the Gander Cold Toddy (vodka or rye, Montenegro Amaro, earl grey, honey syrup, lemon and star anise), as well as a curated wine list, will be available. The menu will change seasonally. Seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. daily, $125/person (including tax and gratuity), online reservations required; 15 W. 18th St., 212-229-9500, thegandernyc.com

Cull & Pistol Blue Crab and Beer Boil

This Sunday only, head to the Lobster Place-adjacent
Photo Credit: Cull and Pistol

This Sunday only, head to the Lobster Place-adjacent Cull & Pistol for the restaurant's first-ever all-you-can-eat Blue Crab and Beer Boil. The feast includes Old Bay-seasoned Maryland blue crabs, corn on the cob, fingerling potatoes, bottomless pitchers of Narragansett beer and, for dessert, ice cream sandwiches. Dining is communal-style, with bibs and wooden mallets provided. July 19, seatings at 5 and 8 p.m., $59 (not including tax and gratuity), reservations required; 75 Ninth Ave. (Chelsea Market), 646-568-1223, lobsterplace.com

Miss Lily's 7A Jerk Crab Boil

The Jamaican restaurant is giving crab lovers a
Photo Credit: Liz Barclay

The Jamaican restaurant is giving crab lovers a chance to indulge with a new special that kicked off last week. This summer during Monday night dinner services, guests can bib up for this Jamaican spin on the crab boil, with six to seven Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, corn, potatoes, Jamaican festivals (fried dumplings) and, for dessert, banana pudding included in the special. Deals on buckets of Red Stripe, as well as crab bibs and mallets, will also be on hand. Monday nights from 5-11 p.m. this summer, $38/person (not including tax and tip), reservations recommended; 109 Ave. A, 212-812-1482, missilys.com

The Dassara Ramen & AquaBoil PopUp

Ramen shop Dassara Brooklyn Ramen and seafood purveyor
Photo Credit: Facebook / Dassura Ramen

Ramen shop Dassara Brooklyn Ramen and seafood purveyor Aqua Best have joined forces for this special summertime collaboration. The new AquaBoil section of Dassara's menu features Japanese/Creole-inspired seafood boil dishes like Louisiana crawfish, mussels, fourchu lobster and blue crabs served with sauces such as Hondashi Creole (Tokyo Bay Rub, garlic and butter), garlic ginger or black pepper and sake. The menu also features a soft shell crab served on a ramen bun ($14) and sides including ramen mac & cheese and Dassara Tokyo Bay fries ($4 each). Now through Labor Day, closed Tuesdays; 271 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, 718-643-0781, dassara.com

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