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I need to buy a bushel of crabs in the Washington DC area, any suggestions? Also how much should I be looking to spend? Thanks.

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  1. I'd try the Washington Fish Market on Maine Ave. If you've never been, you should check it out regardless!

    1. Franks Seafood just of I-95 near Columbia, MD...

      http://www.franksseafood.com/prices.p...

      1. http://www.captpellscrabcakes.com/hom...

        captain pells, fairfax virginia

        1. Rough and Ready seafood in Hyattsville, MD, on the corner of Riggs Road and Sargent Road. Best crabs, best spices. This is a local spot.

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          1. re: firewriter

            Thanks for the response. I think that I will give them a try this weekend.

          2. I'm sure you can get them at the fish market. But I also someone selling crabs last Sunday at the Dupont Circle Farmer's Market. I don't know how much they were going for though.

            1. i agree. fish market on maine ave is the best. i spent about $30 for 2 dozen medium males the other week. they were good! i went to captain whites

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              1. re: rasconah

                Thanks for all of the suggestions. First I will say that I normally go to the Quarterdeck in Arlington for my crabs, still love the place, but after I went to the Fish Market on Maine Ave this weekend, I am not sure if I will be back to the Quarterdeck. Why? Well a dozen mediums at the QD cost about $55.00. With some wheeling and dealing at the Market, I scored a bushel(about 7 dozen) for $90.00. Given it was raining and I don't think that it was busy as normal but the crabs were great and the price and market feel was just unbeatable.