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Fresh Softshells in Baltimore

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gregb Sep 24, 2007 03:28 PM

I have been trying for about a month now to find a place that sells fresh softshell crabs. I have checked at Whole Foods in Fells and have been told they don't carry softshells. I have also been to the JFX Farmer's Market on Sundays but cannot get there before the crab vendor sells out. If anyone has any suggestions or comments it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Hue Sep 24, 2007 04:17 PM

    Think you're maybe a little late in the season for local soft shells....I picked some up at Franks Seafood in Jessup about two weeks ago..but they were smallish(2 per sandwich) and papershells....but I suffered on thru and ate um!!!!

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      Hal Laurent Sep 24, 2007 04:38 PM

      I'm not sure how in season they are now, either, but when they're available you can get them at the seafood stand in Broadway Market (north building) in Fells Point, just a few blocks east of Whole Foods.

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      chowsearch Sep 24, 2007 03:43 PM

      Call Bill Devine at 410-727-4898, Faidley's Seafood in Lexington Market, and he'll tell you all about them, and maybe sell you some.

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        bluepig1 Sep 24, 2007 03:41 PM

        These are a little further north than you've been looking, but Gibby's Seafood Market and Captain Trey's (both in Timonium/Cockeysville) have carried softshells this summer. I last saw them about a month ago. Try either of them.

        www.captaintreys.com and www.gibbysonline.com

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          gregb Sep 24, 2007 04:04 PM

          I used to eat at Gibby's on Padonia Rd all the time. Broke my heart when I went for dinner one night and they had closed. Haven't found a place to compare since. I'll try them online. Thanks for the tip!

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            Oat57 Sep 24, 2007 04:16 PM

            You can get softshells at any neighborhood market such as the Cross St. market in South Baltimore.

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