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King crab legs

ChrisG May 29, 2011 04:46 PM

Maybe it's because I live in north county, but I've noticed you just can't find large king crab legs
anywhere. I'm not talking about snow crabs or the 8-10 inch segments, but the JUMBO legs.
Is this the wrong season, or do I have to pay $22/pound at Costco?

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    royaljester RE: ChrisG May 29, 2011 06:45 PM

    I was going to say Costco. If you want some place closer, Ralphs usually has them as well. I'm sure you can find some place cheaper, but we live in SD and $22/pound isn't unusual.

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      sandiegomike RE: ChrisG May 29, 2011 11:01 PM

      Actually, you might want to pay a little more than the COSTCO price (usually $2 or so a pound more) and buy them at Point Loma Seafood. The quality step up is significant and the larger leg size they usually stock gives a better meat to shell ratio and therefore a better value overall.

      Point Loma Seafoods
      2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

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        royaljester RE: sandiegomike Jun 3, 2011 12:30 PM

        Good to know! It's more the drive than the price, didn't know they had crab legs. We often stop by El Pescador in LJ but it's been a while since I checked if they carried them.

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