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Jun 29, 2006 08:38 PM

Maryland Crab-Fest

I'm looking to buy live or pre-steamed (and seasoned with Old Bay, of course) Maryland Blue Crabs for the holiday weekend. Does anyone know of a seafood store that sells them (preferably in Brooklyn, but any of the boroughs will do)?


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  1. Not sure if they're specifically Maryland Blue Crabs but they do sell live crabs in Chinatown - near East Broadway i believe..

    1. I was walking down Canal Street the other day and saw lots of live Maryland Blue Crabs.

      1. C-town is definitely THE place for blue crabs at the best prices They're available at just about every fish market. I've seen them on Mott Street, Canal Street, Grand Street, all over the place. But prices and freshness do vary, so shop around before buying. Also be sure to only buy the fiesty ones who put up a lot of fight (guarantees freshness). Happy eating!

        1. The Sea and Sea market on 116th between 5th and Lenox has them steamed and spiced with Old Bay.

          1. Or you can order them directly from Obrycki's, the best crab shack in Baltimore. I had them (in B-more) a couple weeks ago. Yum, yum, yum.

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            1. re: laguera

              yes, you can, but beware...obrycki's doesn't use traditional old bay seasoning...they use their own pepper blend...i wouldn't want you to be disappointed....try phillip's seafood on line. i know they ship crabcakes, but i dunno about crabs....