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King Crab in Calgary

jerrywes Nov 21, 2010 10:46 AM

my daughter wants me to take her out for Alaskan King Crab for her birthday...
Where to go? I've heard of 'Catch'.... but it sounds a bit pricey...
Anyone got any good ideas?

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    Scary Bill Nov 24, 2010 02:21 PM



    $39 for $80 worht of food at Oceana. KC is on the menu.

    Never been, never bought a coupon from them so read the fine print.You have 12 1/2 hours from this post to buy.

    1. TSAW Nov 23, 2010 06:25 AM

      If cooking isn't for you, I've tried it at Rics Grill downtown (8th street; 15th ave SW). It was pretty decent and cut into managable size pieces and split a bit for easy shell removal. As I recall the price was decent (I forget how much but definately going to be cheaper than Catch).

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        greatdane12 Nov 21, 2010 12:23 PM

        If you are on a budget you can buy some and cook it up your self. It is so easy. With the money you save you can spend it on a nice cake or something.

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        1. re: greatdane12
          Merry113 Nov 22, 2010 01:44 PM

          They often have king crab at Costco this time of year. It's pretty good too. We had it for Christmas Eve dinner last year.

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            sweeterpea Nov 23, 2010 04:46 AM

            I second Costco, it's probably the best deal in town and I've never seen such huge KK legs anywhere else. It's pre-cooked and all you do is heat it up and make the butter on the side. Easy peasy.

            However, they only offer it during their seafood road shows, so i would look it up on the Costco Canada website or phone your local store for the next road show.

            Update: You can actually order it online on their website. The URL is way too long for me to c and paste, but just type Alaskan King Crab into the search box (make sure it's Costco.ca) I think it 's probably more expensive than going to the store itself, but if there's not a road show soon it may be a good option. Again, their legs are huge.

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