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lepony Jul 23, 2010 06:05 AM

Looking for a crab boil for this weekend. Any suggestions?

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    bookhound Jul 23, 2010 07:01 AM

    The only crab boils I know of are at Back Forty and Mara's Homemade but I don't think either take place on weekends. Back Forty does theirs on Tuesdays and I think Mara's does theirs on Mondays. You might want to call to confirm.

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    Back Forty
    190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

    Mara's Homemade
    342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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      samanthainthecity Jul 23, 2010 08:28 AM

      I had a great experience a few weeks ago, but it required a trip to Brooklyn. Clemente's Maryland Crab house. The crabs were how I remembered them during all my summers spent on the Maryland shore growing up.

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        kathryn Jul 23, 2010 09:02 AM

        Mara's, Hideaway, City Crab, Clemente's Maryland Crabhouse in Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn). Mermaid Inn used to, I'd call to ask if they're bringing it back. Choptank has a crab special too, dunno if it's Maryland style or not, their menu doesn't say.

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        Mermaid Inn
        96 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

        Choptank
        310 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        1. Silverjay Jul 23, 2010 09:18 AM

          If you're looking for Maryland style, they should be steamed, never boiled.

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            bombadilio Aug 18, 2010 01:50 PM

            Bleeker street has a few Fish "http://gonyc.about.com/cs/toursbr/a/bleecker_fish.htm", Back fourty(42$), The Hideaway(everyday @ $62), City crab(1/2 lobster/crab) has a few from time to time. There was a place in queens called pearl that had an you can eat snow/dungeness crab boil for $29.

            Choptank also has one but I have never been there.

            Check my old thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/550420

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            Choptank
            310 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

            1. re: Silverjay
              Turtlejay Aug 18, 2010 03:25 PM

              Thanks Silverjay! I am a frequent NYC visitor but read the Chowhound Manhattan board from my
              lil ole home in Maryland. I looked at the title of this thread and thought, what the hay is a boiled crab? ;-)

            2. Motosport Aug 18, 2010 01:59 PM

              I am pretty sure Mara's Homemade makes steamed crabs any day of the week during the crab season. I've had a dozen at City Crab too. Both excellent Maryland style "steamed" crabs.

              Call ahead to make sure they have them.

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              Mara's Homemade
              342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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