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Steamed crabs in Baltimore- how much are they running?

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vant27 May 25, 2010 12:29 PM

Any one had crabs yet this season? Just checking on prices this year. I figure they will be going up as some of the supply of crabs from the gulf will be lower this year. Boo BP :(

  1. JonParker May 25, 2010 01:12 PM

    A couple of weeks ago we got theoretical jumbos for $65 a dozen. They weren't the best I've ever had, and not really jumbo.

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      ivysmom May 25, 2010 04:59 PM

      It's still a tad early in the season though, so not surprising.

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      JRCann May 25, 2010 05:55 PM

      it's rather early for MD crabs... so much of what you get will be from the Carolinas or the Gulf.... oops, there's that thing in the Gulf... so expect crabs to be a tad expensive this year.

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        gregb May 26, 2010 07:01 AM

        And for years to come!

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        Jason1 May 26, 2010 07:03 AM

        Are you checking for restaurant or take-out stand prices?

        1. Chowtimore May 26, 2010 07:09 AM

          $50 for mediums at Canton Dockside.

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            Gterror May 30, 2010 07:15 PM

            Just got a bushel at the Sea King in Ellicott City for $175. It was a mix of local S/M/Ls. Very heavy for their size - a few light ones that must have just shed their shell. But overall the group was VERY happy with the quality...

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