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Baltimore area, live crabs, where?

openonymous Jun 23, 2008 11:16 AM

Hi ,
The wife and I will be in Baltimore on Thursday and would love to buy some live blue crabs, (Jumbos) , please help a fellow Hound find out where he can buy these live crabs.
Why live? we love eating them fresh steamed.

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    Hal Laurent RE: openonymous Jun 23, 2008 11:25 AM

    I get mine at Chris' Seafood, on Montford Ave. in Canton.

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      openonymous RE: Hal Laurent Jun 23, 2008 11:45 AM

      how far away is this from baltimore?

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        hon RE: openonymous Jun 23, 2008 11:48 AM

        It's in the Canton area of Baltimore City, east of the Inner Harbor.
        What area will you be in?

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      mobtown999 RE: openonymous Jun 23, 2008 12:06 PM

      I just saw some pretty nice ones at the seafood stall in Broadway Market. I poked at them, and they were kicking. Didn't ask the price, though, since I was buying a white bass at the time.

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        bmore_flavor RE: mobtown999 Jun 23, 2008 12:15 PM

        I bought 4 dozen XL live crabs from Bill's Seafood in Perry Hall for $180. Seasoned and steamed them myself, good stuff. They also do bushels of m,L, and XL crabs for $200, Usually 6-7 doz in a bushel.

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          mcattrone RE: bmore_flavor Jun 28, 2008 08:48 AM

          Just got back from Conrad's with a couple dozen mediums. They are 100% Upper Bay Chesapeake. Can't wait to taste them tonight. They are doing a special on light bushels today for $99. Call before for availability. I go to Conrad's every time I'm steaming crabs hon.....

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          ko1 RE: mobtown999 Jun 28, 2008 03:46 PM

          If you poke at them and they don't kick, they're dead and shouldn't be eaten. Not exactly a sign of quality, just existing.

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            kelarry RE: ko1 Jun 29, 2008 01:25 PM

            Gaffneys on Highland Ave in Highlandtown. It is in the city, & after trying all the other places, it's our only go to these days.

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              Hal Laurent RE: kelarry Jun 29, 2008 03:08 PM

              The downside of Gaffney's for me is that they don't open until 4 PM, and I usually like to get my (live) crabs earlier than that. And parking is bad, but I can live with that.

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