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May 5, 2008 01:03 PM

Suggestions for "Mail-Order" Crab Legs

I am looking for a company that will ship Alaskan King Crab Legs. I am looking to send them as a gift for someone. Has anyone had any great experiences? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Where are they?

    I guess they're not in Alaska...........

    Manero's butcher shop in Connecticut used to sell the most beautiful King Crab Legs, at a dear price, but I'm not sure they still do.

    1. I've had good luck with Fisherman's Express:

      1. I recommend

        I order seafood from Alaskan Harvest regularly, plus order steaks regularly from Omaha Steaks too.

        I have tried Fishex, Seabear & Crab Place in addition to these. All 3 of these you pay a lot more per lb if you do the math and factor in the size. The large versions from those 3 were smaller than the regular version from Alaskan Harvest, but the true awesome ones are the "jumbo" version from Alaskan Harvest they are much, much bigger.

        Service wise:

        Alaskan Harvest - it seems no matter what time of day I call I can speak to the owner at Alaskan Harvest and he is always very helpful.

        Seabear - always courteous and helpful, but their king crab is only available in certain times of the year, plus like i said it is smaller.

        Fishex - the customer service was okay. Not super friendly, but not bad either.

        Crab Place - I think the guy was the owner or manager. He was a total Jerk when I had a problem one time. My crab came all chopped up in pieces, I wanted full legs. He said that's how they are, and refused to let me return them. They were super small too.

        In the attached photo from largest to smallest (I measured, them, I know I'm a geek, but I want my moneys worth!!!!) is Alaskan Harvest at the largest ones, Fishex in the middle and the pieced-together-because they were broken Crab Place ones at the smallest.