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Pensacola restaurants raises prices drop from menu

If you’ve pulled up a chair and popped open a menu at one of your favorite Pensacola seafood restaurants this summer, the odds are high that you’ve noticed an absence or price increase in crab, one of the stars of any seafood spot along the Gulf Coast.  

Pensacola and Pensacola Beach restaurant owners are dealing with an “exorbitant” increase in crab meat prices and in some cases, crab meat shortages, that are rooted in the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic domino effect.

The local solution to this issue has varied in recent months. Seafood restaurants are raising prices, wiping crab items from their menus entirely, shielding the customer and cutting into their own profit margins or some combination of the three.