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Crab restaurant in Half Moon Bay?

grow_power Feb 8, 2009 08:37 AM

Hi all:

We are heading down to Half Moon Bay midweek to go horseback riding for my birthday. Now, I usually always get the live crab at the docks and cook them at home. But the BF and other friends paled at the thought of live crabs clawing inside a pot of boiling water, so I figured it might be better if we just order crab at a restaurant. Anyone have a suggestion for a good place to have crab in Half moon bay? The large and fresh, crack it yourself kind ?

I searched the forums, but was only able to pull up posts about luna park and getting crab the docks.


  1. w
    Wendy_san Feb 10, 2009 04:57 PM

    You might consider Crab Landing, the newish restaurant at Princeton Harbor, up from Barbara's Fish Trap (which I don't recommend).


    1. d
      DavidT Feb 8, 2009 04:52 PM

      Barbara's Fish Trap in Half Moon Bay is a popular spot for seafood. It is known for its fish & chips. I don't know if they serve cracked crab. You might want to give them a call.

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      1. re: DavidT
        Nancy Berry Feb 8, 2009 05:05 PM

        Ketch Joanne in Princeton Harbor lists cracked crab (cold) whole or half, in the appetizer section of their menu: http://www.ketchjoannerestaurant.com/...

        I've eaten and enjoyed my meals at Ketch Joanne but I've never had the cracked crab. I would think, however, that it would be very fresh and good.

        Ketch Joanne
        Princeton CA, Princeton, CA

        1. re: DavidT
          baron45 Feb 8, 2009 08:43 PM

          When I ate at BFT a couple weeks ago, they had cracked crab for ~$24.95.

          1. re: baron45
            taiphun Feb 10, 2009 08:48 PM

            Yes, they did - when I was there on a Saturday they had sold out of it too.

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