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Crabs in NJ??

jaydreb Sep 8, 2007 08:27 AM

Can anyone recommend a place to eat blue claws in NJ? Or take them home? I get them all the time here in VA but my parents can't find them anywhere near them in NJ. Thanks!

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    Ellen RE: jaydreb Sep 8, 2007 10:36 AM

    If you drive down Rt. 47 in Ocean/Cape May Counties towards Cape May/Wildwoods you will find several places along the road that sell crabs. I get mine (uncooked) from either Junior's Seafood in Green Creek or Bud's Bait and Tackle in the Villas. The crabs are really good right now and should be available until it gets cold.

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      MDM RE: jaydreb Sep 8, 2007 06:35 PM

      Crab Shack in Brick, NJ

      1. Barbarella RE: jaydreb Sep 10, 2007 07:25 AM

        Okay hounds. How about a place to catch the little buggers in Central Jersey? I know crabbing has been not so good this year. Season is coming to an end and I like to take the grand kids crabbing.

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          nyebaby37 RE: Barbarella Sep 10, 2007 08:07 AM

          Try Clark Fish Market on Westfield Ave in Clark for takeout. They cook them too. Also local to each Bud's Hut in Avenel. Not sure if they still have though. We had them from Clark FM in July and they were on the money.

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            jaydreb RE: nyebaby37 Sep 21, 2007 10:41 AM

            Thanks for the recommendations! My dad ended up getting crabs to go from Clark's and was pleased.

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            joonjoon RE: Barbarella Sep 12, 2007 09:21 AM

            i've been wondering the same thing! I have seen people crabbing at a bridge between little silver and oceanport, on the street that runs by fort monmouth...

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              Barbarella RE: joonjoon Sep 12, 2007 12:41 PM

              That is where I go. Went there twice this year. Never got any more than one crab. Maybe it is a bad year? Seems to have been better early in June.

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                joonjoon RE: Barbarella Sep 21, 2007 10:32 AM

                Barbarella, I laughed out loud at the possibility that I might have seen you while driving by. What kind of crab do you catch there? Some day you have to show me how it's done. :)

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                  Barbarella RE: joonjoon Sep 21, 2007 12:22 PM

                  Blue claws of course.Has not been good there this year at all!. I finally gave up. oh well, usually find my way to a market at the end of a bad crabbing day.

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            brightman RE: jaydreb Sep 12, 2007 10:09 AM

            where are your parents in NJ? I like Ed's Crab Shack in Washington Twp (South Jersey). Crabs by the bushel or dozen, also clams, great jumbo-lump crabcakes, and skewers of scallops wrapped in a butterflied shrimp, then wrapped in a strip of bacon.

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              njnjron RE: jaydreb Sep 12, 2007 02:11 PM

              I usually go to Aherns in waretown. They have great salads too - all take out - also the owner is friendly and wants to please his customers

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                fan4food RE: njnjron Sep 20, 2007 03:23 PM

                Skeeters in Blackwood,NJ (all u can eat) $20. Monday's

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                skimmer71 RE: jaydreb Oct 28, 2007 10:24 AM

                I agree on Ed's Crab Shack, been there a few times and always satisfied. They sell all types of seafood, but crabs are their specialty....and they get 'em ALL YEAR!!! One of the things they do, that most places don't, is give you 13 crabs to the dozen. Believe me, I've searched high and low looking for a good crab place. Distance doesn't matter to me, when looking for nice, meaty crabs....but now I don't have to drive far at all. They sell bushels and cook & clean them. Will make them to your taste, plain, spicy, mild spice, garlic. They are located just over a mile from Rt. 55 on Egg Harbor Road in Washington Twp.....856-228-7088....You won't be disappointed!!!

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                  brightman RE: skimmer71 Oct 28, 2007 01:18 PM

                  on my way now to pick up a 1/2 dozen spicy XL's and some of that excellent lobster bisque, a fine way to celebrate an Eagles win...

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