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Jun 11, 2009 12:49 PM

Where to buy a 1/2 bushel of crabs near LBI?

Where can I buy a 1/2 bushel of crabs near LBI? There is nothing like cracking your own crabs picnic style in your backyard down the shore.

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  1. Did you try Mud City? Its just over the bridge in manahawkin. In addition to the restaurant there is a market.

    Mud City Crabhouse
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    Phone: (609) 978-3660

    1. I live near LBI and I make a trip to Skipper's for seafood (it is approx. 25 minute ride from LBI area). The address is: 647 Route 72, Barnegat, NJ 08005-1058
      (609) 698-4430

      The crabs can be bought live or cooked and the prices are MUCH better than anywhere in/around LBI! A 1/2 bushel cost us about $34 and the crabs were a very good size - we called ahead and reserved them. They have a great variety of seafood (last time I was there they had live crawfish!). Mud City is great too if you don't want to take the road trip to Skippers.

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      1. re: kristi9874

        The OP is from over a year ago. Hopefully, they found the crabs by now! Doesn't NJ have their own board?

        1. re: Philly

          I find your reply rather sarcastic. Advice is advice, no matter the timing. Perhaps the advice will be useful to someone else who reads the post.

          1. re: kristi9874

            advice was useful to me Kristi....thank you.