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soft shell crabs-- in season yet? where to buy?

mcsmcs Jun 14, 2010 09:09 PM

Anybody seen soft shell crabs for sale at any seafood markets? Preferably near Echo Park, but I'm willing to schlep.

many thanks!

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    mcsmcs Jun 15, 2010 03:17 PM

    thanks to all who responded. I've discovered that Frankie and Johnny's Seafood on Riverside on the Silverlake/Atwater boarder sells packages of frozen ones- $8.97 for a half dozen.

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    1. re: mcsmcs
      darrelll Jun 15, 2010 04:15 PM

      LAX-C Market a few blocks from Chinatown has the best prices for frozen SS crabs. Various grades and sizes.

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      pharmnerd Jun 15, 2010 01:36 PM

      Bought them frozen in past from the busy open market in/on Redondo Beach Pier near the arcade (sorry, name escapes me) and Ranch 99 markets. Sorry, may not help you in Echo Park though.

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        estone888 Jun 15, 2010 09:00 AM

        I got them at Fish King in Glendale last week at $4.95 each. They were great.

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          Burger Boy Jun 15, 2010 08:10 AM

          LA Fish in Downtown LA, 4th & Central ish area, big building, you can not miss.

          1. Chowpatty Jun 14, 2010 10:13 PM

            I got some at McCall's Meat and Fish in Los Feliz, they were excellent, if pricey at $8 each. I've gotten them before at Fish King in Glendale, they were just a little less.

            McCall's Meat and Fish
            2117 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            1. ipsedixit Jun 14, 2010 09:14 PM

              I asked earlier.... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/704060

              Haven't been able to follow through on any of the recs, just yet ...

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