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Looking for Alaskan Crab Legs to Purchase Locally

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I know Dungeness crabs are widely available in the SF Bay Area now. How about Alaskan crab legs to purchase in local markets? . I live near SF. Any suggestion of where to purchase the Alaskan Crab legs at a reasonable cost?

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  1. Costco seems to have the largest and best prices.

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    1. re: monku

      Costco carries Russian crab legs, not Alaskan, if that matters

        1. re: monku

          There is a sign with the crab.

          Additionally, Russian King Crab Legs are saltier than Alaskan King Crab Legs. Russian processors process at sea, using sea water, Alaskan processors use fresh water.

          1. re: Alan408

            There is a sign with the crab.

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            A sign?...maybe I'm not paying attention, but I've never seen a sign that says "Russian" king crab at Costco....maybe just "King" crab if that and not "Alaskan".

            I never experienced a "saltier" taste in Costco king crab legs.

            1. re: monku

              Monku didn't you see the sign said Red King Crab Legs? ;-)

          2. re: monku

            There's a label of origin at the Roadshow stand or styropacks.

            http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...