6100 Annunciation St., 895-1111
In an modern Creole classic, soft shells are cold smoked and then fried.
3800 Canal St., 482-9179
Get soft shells done amandine-style — in a brown butter sauce as burly as gravy.
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-1116
Order a straight-ahead platter of perfectly seasoned and fried crabs.
547 St. Ann St., 587-0093
Eggs Stella features soft shells clutching poached eggs and frothy hollandaise.
1913 Royal St., 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471
Soft shells are stir fried and served in an aromatic, Thai-style yellow curry.