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Amy_C Jul 6, 2009 11:10 AM

Where's a decent place to get crab meat for crab cakes in Seattle without having to travel to Pike Place? Are the cans of refrigerated crab meat sold in Trader Joe's any good?

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    cocktailhour Jul 6, 2009 11:20 AM

    I like the crabmeat at metropolitan market. it is not canned. it is sold in the seafood deparment.

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      PAO Jul 6, 2009 02:59 PM

      North: University Seafood in the U District. South: Mutual Fish on Rainier Ave S. There is little worse than old crab meat, but expect to pay for top freshness

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        bluedog67 Jul 6, 2009 03:34 PM

        Ditto on met market and also try wild salmon. not cheap, but really fresh. when i want to save a buck, the canned meat at Costco (canned by Philips in Maryland) is pretty good. it is blue crab, so not exactly a PNW treat, but about 1/3 the price of pre-shelled dungeness.

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        christy319 Jul 6, 2009 09:27 PM

        Any good seafood market. I get mine at The Fresh Fish Co on 80th at 24th NW. They also make their own crabcakes.

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          mrnelso Jul 6, 2009 10:27 PM

          Go get some fresh crabs and take out their meat - time's a'wastin.
          Mutual Fish
          University Seafood
          Fresh Fish Co.

          1. gmm Jul 7, 2009 07:32 AM

            I get crabmeat from Tim's Seafood at Kirkland Parkplace. They will gladly let you try a sample before you purchase and everything I've ever purchased there has been great.

            1. Bradford Jul 7, 2009 08:03 AM

              Check out Costco. Fresh Dugeness crabmeat sells for about $20 for a 1-pound container. To me, this is a far better deal -- and far less work -- than buying whole crabs at $5 to $7 a pound.

              1. Amy_C Jul 7, 2009 02:36 PM

                Glad to hear good things about the crab meat at MM, I luckily live a few blocks from one. I'll check out University Seafood too. Thanks!

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