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Crabs to go in Balto area

Dithyramb May 5, 2011 11:30 AM

I'm thinking of getting a few dozen this weekend for Mother's Day. Any ideas for quality places that have them to go?

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    hon RE: Dithyramb May 5, 2011 12:22 PM

    Conrads Crabs is my go to place

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      edresner RE: hon May 5, 2011 01:13 PM

      I'll second Conrads as a great option and add Pappas' if you need a backup plan.

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      Hal Laurent RE: Dithyramb May 5, 2011 04:27 PM

      Kind of depends on what part of town you're in. In southeast Baltimore I'd recommend Chris' Seafood, on Montford Ave. in Canton.

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        WilliamKH RE: Hal Laurent May 6, 2011 11:38 AM

        I second Chris's.

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          Dithyramb RE: WilliamKH May 12, 2011 12:43 PM

          I didn't specify, but was hoping for somewhere in the Northern burb's
          Chris's had some Sunday, but they were almost double the price at Conrad's, Don's and Gibby's

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        JamesPapa RE: Dithyramb May 5, 2011 05:30 PM

        Conrads is VGTG is VGTG

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          Dithyramb RE: JamesPapa May 6, 2011 04:43 AM

          We're on the north side of town, so conrad's looks like a great option. it has been a looong time since i ordered a bushel. Is $250 about right?

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            hon RE: Dithyramb May 6, 2011 09:23 AM

            you would have to call, it's whatever market price is.

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              hon RE: hon May 6, 2011 12:47 PM

              and ask for crab paper, they give it for free when you buy crabs.

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          Dithyramb RE: Dithyramb May 12, 2011 12:42 PM

          Conrads was awesome and near the new house. Crabs were just as good as we used to get at Chris' (and MUCH cheaper)

          Now, I have a real problem that no Balto-moron should have. We have almost a dozen left over. They were freshly steamed Sunday afternoon and were put in the fridge an hour or so afterwards.

          Could I pick them tonight and make crab cakes, or should I pass up potential food poisoning??!!??

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            hon RE: Dithyramb May 12, 2011 01:23 PM

            you should be fine, just make sure none smell like ammonia!
            Ther crabs at Chris's have really gone up in price, I used to live in Canton and that was my place but the last time I checked it was outragious.

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              jlileck RE: hon Jul 28, 2011 11:43 AM

              I just ordered dozens from Conrads--$72 per dz for XL??? Someone said Kahler's was a good place. They quoted $175 for a bushel of XL Thoughts?

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