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Dungeness crab price $/lb for '09 season

Last year DezzerSF started a great thread that was very useful. In that vein, here's the price comparo thread for '09.

Walked through Oakland Chinatown today during lunch. The going rate was $3.99. The crabs looked small but lively.

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  1. Yesterday at Seafood Center Clement and 10th Ave. live crabs were 4.99/lb

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    Seafood Center
    831 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: saffrongold

      We paid $5.69/lb at Seafood Center this morning. The sign in the window said they were local crabs.

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      Seafood Center
      831 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

      1. re: srr

        the price today is back to $4.99/lb. for live local crab at Seafood Center
        - 831 Clement Street /10th Ave. - daily 9:30 am to 6 pm

        1. re: Cynsa

          Today at Seafood Center Clement and 10th Ave: Live crabs are 4.29/lb

          1. re: baron45

            Forgot to mention that Seafood Ctr was selling the small <2 pounders for $2.99. So I bought 2 jumbos for a total of 5.3 lbs at $4.29/lb.

    2. $4.99 at Sun Fat in the Mission this past weekend.

      1. I'm going to be driving up to SF from SD next week. I don't know much about Dungeness. What's a good price to pay for cooked and cracked crabs? Where will I find the best prices on these?? I read Half Moon Bay is a good stop off the 1....will this be my best bet?

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        1. re: yanks26dmb

          North of the town of Half Moon Bay is Pillar Point Harbor. The harbor contains both commercial and recreational fishing opportunities. There are often commercial fishermen selling their catch directly from their boat. The Pillar Point Harbor Master office has a sign outside giving the locations of the boats with seafood for sale. In addition to live off the boat, there is a seafood retailer at the harbor. Live crab is ~$5/lb off the boat. Expect to pay ~$1 more for cooked (retail).

          Be careful about parking in the area, some are time limit, some restricted, the paved parking lot was full last Sunday.

          For restaurant recommenditions; in Pillar Point, Barabar's Fish Trap for the view, Ketch Joanne's for the atmosphere.

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          Pillar Point Harbor
          Princeton Avenue (at Broadway Street), Pillar Point HBR Half Moon Bay, CA

        2. $4.99/lb at Richmond 99 Ranch today

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          1. re: kc72

            Bought one at the Richmond 99 this morning - as kc72 mentioned, $4.99/lb - ours was a 2 pounder and very lively!

            1. re: gordon wing

              Was the crab ID'd as local? That's the same price at Ranch 99 as a week before the local season opened.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                ID'd as Wild and USA ..... I didn't even think to ask.

          2. $3.99/lb at Daly City 99 Ranch. USA wild caught. Pretty lively, but under 2 lb. I think I saw some bigger ones in the tank, but the fishmongers weren't cooperating.