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dungeness crab in silicon valley and central coast

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buttacup79 Mar 7, 2008 04:39 PM

Hi,

What place has excellent cheap dungeness crab in silicon valley and below (menlo park, palo alto, sunnyvale, mountain view, santa clara, and central coast down PCH?

Thanks so much!

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  1. wolfe RE: buttacup79 Mar 7, 2008 05:16 PM

    Ranch 99 has branches in Cupertino, Milpitas and San Jose. All the branches I have been to have lice crab and usually inexpensive. Getting them off the boats is usually cheaper.

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      paternite RE: buttacup79 Mar 7, 2008 07:16 PM

      Excellent and cheap don't always go together. Try Cook's in Menlo Park.

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      Cook's Seafood Restaurant & Market
      751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

      1. Sushi Monster RE: buttacup79 Mar 7, 2008 08:16 PM

        I'm not sure how cheap this is by your standard, but R99's prices this year have been $4.50-$5.50 a pound. Pillar Point, straight off the boats, was running $4.50 a pound. (There's very little coming straight off the boats right now. And don't expect that to change before the season here peters out.) Straight off the boats is not necessarily cheaper if you factor in the gas and time out to Pillar Point and back.

        Sushi Monster

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          wolfe RE: Sushi Monster Mar 8, 2008 07:15 AM

          With the mention of the PCH I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that there was a driving tour involved.

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          buttacup79 RE: buttacup79 Mar 8, 2008 11:10 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions. Am looking for a restaurant to eat it at as well. Yes, will be driving from silicon valley to san diego on PCH.

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            wolfe RE: buttacup79 Mar 8, 2008 11:28 AM

            Current thread from Monterey Peninsula.
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/479451
            After that try Lobster in Santa Monica.
            http://www.chow.com/places/3824

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