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Best Options for Stone Crabs?

Wondering what the best places are for stone crabs?
Looking for quality at a good price.

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  1. I see them all over Chinatown at the fish/meat markets

    1. I have seen them all over C-town but I strongly recommend against getting them there. They may be about $5/lb there but the quality is really bad, and IMO not worth it at that price. C-town can be a great source for cheap seafood (ie. lobsters and dungenoness crabs), but stone crabs are not one of them.

      I've had really good luck with stone crabs at Citarella, but they are pretty expensive at about $25/lb.

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      1. re: Miss Needle

        What size are they? $25/lb isn't unreasonable for large sized (on a small/medium/large/jumbo scale). When I go to visit famliy in Miami, prices for large aren't that different.

        1. re: fishermb

          Probably equivalent to a medium at Joe's in Miami. While not unreasonable, it's a lot more than the $5/lb at C-town.

      2. The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market has them as well.

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        1. re: kathryn

          Thanks.
          I will check out the Lobster Place this week.

          What about at a restaurant?
          Any suggestions?

          1. re: xeniadog

            I really wish somebody would answer about where to find them at a restaurant...I've never tried them and I'd love to!

            1. re: danie3633

              City Crab and Blue Water Grill have them. And also check the menus of steakhouses. Many steakhouses should carry them.

          2. get them overnited from joes stone crab in miami--better than anything u will get here