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Does anyone have a spot for some great crab for dinner tomorrow night? We're in Los Feliz/Silverlake and can't stop thinking about it after a few tales of childhood summers in Maryland...

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  1. The only place that sticks out in my mind for crab is the redondo beach pier. There are two korean owned places there that i've been to and have enjoyed both.

    The one towards the end of the left side of the pier seems to be the more popular of the two tho.

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    1. re: frank828

      At the Redondo Beach Pier, I like Quality Seafood. Pick your own crab & they steam 'em for ya. Just grab some mallets, newspaper & beer and you're all set.

    2. djdebs -- Search as you will, but I have never found anything even close to the Maryland blue crabs that we ate on butcher paper 'til our lips burned from the ohh-so-spicy rub! I used to eat them in Silver Springs, MD, just outside the DC line, but they were available all over the general area.

      1. you can get rock crabs at 99 ranch currently. super cheap too, last i checked was $1.99 a pound i think. tend to like em better than the dungenese flavor-wise. throw some old bay and apple cider vinegar in the steamer and you're set. either that or wait for the next hungry cat crab fest.

        1. How about a crab salad?
          Try the one at either Ivy (I usually make it my entree), or the Dungeness crab salad (dressing on the side) at R-23.

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          1. re: jcwla

            How funny -- we decided to go to R-23!
            Thanks for all the tips.

            1. re: jcwla

              I had the best dungeness crab salad in my life at R-23

            2. How about crab chiu-chou style (read: garlic and more garlic) at SEAFOOD VILLAGE in the San Gabriel Valley?

              Seafood Village
              9669 Las Tunas Drive
              Temple City
              (626) 286-2299

              1. We recently had the chili pepper crab at Macau Street on Garvey in Monterey Park - north side of street, between Garfield and Atlantic. It was delicious and quite reasonably priced. My girlfriend, who grew up near Baltimore and frequently craves Maryland blue crabs, declared herself happy about the experience.

                1. you can get maryland blue crabs from grand central market in downtown and do 'em up yourself! then can you invite me over for a good old fashioned crab fest?

                  1. i second 99 ranch, but the closest one to you is probably in monterey park.

                    if you're going out there anyways (15 min. out on I-10 just east of DT), go to NYC Seafood on Atlantic in the same mall. grab some crab in black bean sauce or sauteed in garlic, then go grab some rock crabs at 99 ranch.

                    easy!

                    1. Try Kani Mura in little tokyo. HEre is paragraph about it:

                      Kani Mura Los Angeles Japanese

                      Kani Mura comes off as a little obsessive, a restaurant devoted to all things crab, from steamed crab to crab cakes, soft-shell crabs to crabs sautéed in the kind of Continental garlic-butter sauce you may never have experienced outside the context of a red-leather booth. It is pleasant to be confronted with the condition known as Too Much Crab, to pry cylinders of snowy meat from their expertly incised shells with long, narrow spoons, to season them with the rather tart ponzu sauce, to experience the calm of shellfish-fueled satori. Open Mon.-Sat. 5:30-10:30 p.m. AE, MC, V. Beer and wine. Lot parking $2.50. Dinner for two, food only, $35-$50. (Jonathan Gold)Dinner for two, food only, $35-$50.
                      456 E. Second St., Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA, (213) 617-1008

                      1. I just got back from Bethany Beach Delaware a few days ago. I've been eating old bay style crabs my entire life.

                        I've been in LA for 10 years and have tried everywhere. Now we finally have a wonderful place-- despite what anyone else writes this is the only real option.

                        They always have shrimp and crawfish -- call and see when they have crabs.

                        The Boiling Crab
                        14241 Euclid St #C-116
                        Garden Grove, CA 92843
                        714-265-CRAB
                        M-F 3-10PM
                        Sat-Sun 12-10PM

                        1. If the boiling crab is anything like the old maryland crab house that used to be on Pico, im there.

                          1. 12.95/lb alaskan king crab at ralphs...pretty tasty and very meaty