ARIPEKA STONE CRAB COMPANY: FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED (2021)

Located on the bank of Hammock Creek in the small fishing village of Aripeka on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee, this charming little roadside seafood store is a great source of fresh stone crabs along with a variety of seafood. “Mermaid” Karri, and her husband, Matt, own and operate Aripeka Stone Crab Company. Established in 1985 by Karri’s stone crabbing father, Karri learned the business during her childhood, and helped her father when she was not performing as one of the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids. Karri met her husband, Matt, as he was employed as a Boat Captain to help her aging father with the hard work of being a crabber. Today, Aripeka Stone Crab Company not only offers some of the best stone crabs on Florida’s Adventure Coast, but also offers an assortment of other fresh seafood from octopus, shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, and much more.

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