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Tali's Crab Shack vs. Capt. Crab's Takeaway: Miami Gardens Crab-Off

The crab-off brewing on Miami Gardens Drive ended before it began. We decided to check out two dueling crab restaurants -- Tali's Crab Shack and Capt. Crab's Takeaway -- but when it came to the crab, it wasn't much of a contest.

It was obvious why after the first step inside Tali's Crab Shack. There it was, right out in the open; a stainless steel microwave. The crew took no shame in pulling pre-cooked crab out of a refrigerated case and reheating it for a couple of minutes. Don't worry about taking a number, you'll know your food is ready when you hear the beep.

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Zachary Fagenson became the New Times Broward-Palm Beach restaurant critic in 2012 before taking up the post for Miami in 2014. He also works as a correspondent for Reuters.
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