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KING crab legs around Pasadena??

Hi,

Where is the best restaurant to get steamed crab legs? I'm sure it depends on the season but my husband is a nut for King Crab and we don't have any restaurant we can go to get that specifically. Not salt & pepper crab, not crab cakes- just plain 'ol hunking legs of crab! We live on the border of Highland Park/Pasadena so somewhere in that area would be good. Has anyone tried that Clancy's (?) Crab place in Glendale? Any good?

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  1. I'm sorry, I know this isn't exactly the response you were looking for, but in my opinion, the best crab comes from Costco. Yes, Costco. On alternating weekends, they have a seafood stand with huge scallops, lobster, mussells, clams AND the biggest, meatiest crab legs. They are enormous! And it really is no trouble to take them home and steam them. My suggestion, buy more than you can eat and steam them all up. The next day you will have the absolute best crab salad!!

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    1. re: Chow Bella

      I'm a nut for king crab legs too and I get my fix at Costco for $11.99/lb. No restaurant I've been to can compare to what you pay and what you get when it comes to Costco's king crab legs. Usually they always have some in the seafood case.
      Saw some at Ranch 99 today(on sale this week) for $5.88/lb, but they weren't the 6/9 size that Costco ususally sells (6-9 legs/10 lb. box).
      I'm surprised at you Tokyoastrogirl...as handy as you are in the kitchen--you'd want to dine out on something you can procure on your own thats better and cheaper. No need to steam them...flash them in the microwave and they're good as you'll get in a restaurant...maybe even BBQ them.

      1. How about McCormick & Schmicks in Pasadena?

        111 North Los Robles
        Pasadena, California 91101
        (626) 405-0064

        You should call to see if they have king crab yet. I think the season just started.

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        1. re: ozzygee

          McCormick & Schmicks? Blech. They're the worst!!!

        2. Cameron's is probably the last place I would check. Your best bet is probably to buy them at Bristol Farms and prepare them at home. As far as restaurants go, McCormick and Schmicks has the best seafood in Pasadena, but that's really not saying very much.

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          1. re: spankbot

            I agree, Cameron's and M & S are both totally overrated. About the best seafood in SGV is at McGrath's in Arcadia, and that's not saying much...

          2. btw, Clancy's is gross. I don't know why, but I had high hopes for it. It's just...not good.

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            1. re: annalulu

              what was the problem w/Clancy's? They have been on my list to try.

              1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

                What's the problem with Clancy's?

                Read the following for your answer:

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                1. re: JBC

                  Clancy's is the only place that I have ever had rotten oysters. And I've tried them 3 times. (I live very close.) And rotten each time. Sad.