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Dec 15, 2006 05:51 AM

Dungeness Crab!! Recommendations on where to buy??

Looking for Dungeness Crab to take home and eat.... I think the season is coming to an end. Any low priced ideas to get my crab eats on?? Preferably the west side.....

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  1. season is coming to an end?

    just saw it at ranch 99 in artesia (pioneer blvd) for $3.99 a pound for mediums and $4.99 for large ones.

    1. Where do you live? The Chinese markets are usually pretty cheap. 99 Ranch is a good choice, but the really cheap places may be Shunfat on Valley and San Gabriel Blvd., or the Food Warehouse on Rosemead Blvd. and Garvey.

      1. Fresh and live.... you just CAN'T BEAT 99 ranch... but when we want lump meat, we suck it up and go to Santa Monica Seafood. Theirs is always TOP notch...


        1. I think the season just started about three weeks ago. Do you want live crabs to take home and cook yourself, or ones that have already been steamed and chilled with the option of having them cleaned and cracked-to-go? I got an excellent, meaty delicious steamed, chilled one at the seafood market (Tusquellas Seafoods) at the Farmer's Market on Fairfax about two weeks ago. They also had them in abundance at Whole Foods for a slightly cheaper price (although still nowhere near as cheap as 99 Ranch and the like). My favorite place to get them steamed, chilled, cracked and ready to take home and eat, though is Fish King in Glendale. They are always great from there.

          1. I've never bought shellfish from 99 Ranch. Will they boil (or fry) them for you?



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            1. re: Just Cid

              They will fry... but NOT boil... and I'm not sure if they will fry Crabs....