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Maryland crabs in los angeles area

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What are the best restaurants in Los Angeles that have them?

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  1. Are you looking specificaly for crab cakes made out of blue crab (which is what they use in Maryland?) At Hal's on Abbott Kinney, they have a nice crab cake appetizer, but it may be made with Dungeness crab (which is more common in California.) True Marylanders swear by blue crab, but I like them both.

    1. I don't know about restaurants but they always have them "live" at Asian markets like 99 Ranch Market.
      Used to be restaurant in W.LA that was called Maryland Crab and that was their specialty...think they're long gone.

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

        Look for old posts. This is your best vet but always call first. They always have other crabs but sometimes not blues.

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        1. re: Hershey Bomar

          hershey, are all the crabs at the boiling crab cooked with piecess of sausage in the big ol plastic bag or do they do it without too? thanks.

          does this joint also serve the boiled crawdads?

        2. Redondo pier had them alive and well a week ago. I wasn't as into them as the santa barbara crab I had too, but I guess that's a matter of taste.

          1. I second Quality Seafood at the Redondo Pier. As a former faux Baltimoron married to a tried-and-true Baltimoron, we've had much luck there. Last time, we literally stumbled upon them, they were alive and kickin, and some were quite big. We bought a few dozen, brought 'em home to the 'Dena, got some beer and water a berlin', put in a layer of kicky crabs, shaked em down with Old Bay; nother layer, more old Bay; nother layer, more Old Bay. Bright red, covered in caked-on spices, we turned em out onto some paper, cracked open a coupla beers, and pure heaven.

            As close to bein downair on da ocean as we could get.

            1. Another vote for Quality Seafood. QS's price for their live and kicking blue crab is higher than 99 Ranch but at least at the market at Victory/Sepulveda the crabs are pretty much moribund. Ever since the Maryland Crab
              House closed in Santa Monica and Encino its's been difficult to get a good mess of good steamed blue crabs in a sit-down restaurant in LA.

              1. I don't know how up to date this is, don't know just what they carry, but have been told in the past that on certain days they get shipments of crabs...blue?

                New Orleans Fish Market
                2212 W Vernon Ave
                Los Angeles, CA 90008
                (323) 296-3817
                (323) 298-9738

                This is what gumbopages.com says...I have yet to call or make the trek..so please, anybody thinking of going out of their way to go should call first.

                The New Orleans Fish Market, 2212 W. Vernon, corner of Arlington, Los Angeles, CA. (323) 298-9738.
                Fresh seafood from Louisiana, including crawfish (in season) and blue crabs; hot sausage, smoked sausage, tasso, pickle meat, plus prepared bisques and etouffees to go. Also po-boy bread, Camellia red beans, cane syrup ... just about everything you need!