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Best Options for Stone Crabs?

xeniadog Dec 6, 2008 07:54 PM

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

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    UES Mayor RE: xeniadog Dec 8, 2008 02:51 AM

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

    1. Miss Needle RE: xeniadog Dec 8, 2008 05:51 AM

      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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        fishermb RE: Miss Needle Dec 8, 2008 12:09 PM

        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.

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          Miss Needle RE: fishermb Dec 8, 2008 12:22 PM

          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.

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        kathryn RE: xeniadog Dec 8, 2008 07:52 AM

        The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market has them as well.

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          xeniadog RE: kathryn Dec 8, 2008 11:17 AM

          I will check out the Lobster Place this week.

          What about at a restaurant?
          Any suggestions?

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            danie3633 RE: xeniadog Dec 8, 2008 01:56 PM

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

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              Miss Needle RE: danie3633 Dec 8, 2008 02:04 PM

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

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                ezeddie RE: danie3633 Dec 9, 2008 07:14 AM

                blt fish shack

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            canemh RE: xeniadog Dec 9, 2008 06:39 AM

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

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