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King crab!

Scharn Dec 21, 2011 05:27 AM

Where in New England -- preferably greater Boston area -- can I get crab? I'd prefer a restaurant as it could get difficult to boil one myself using the kettle in my hotel room. Also it should be really good, not frozen.


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    RoyRon Dec 21, 2011 01:52 PM

    Go directly to East Ocean City on Beach St in Chinatown and order one of their live Alaskan King Crabs. It is expensive but well worth it especially if you have a large group. I was their about a week ago with 10 people and we ordered a 7.5 lb crab along with 3 other dishes and it was great. The flash fry the crab and then quickly toss the pieces with sea salt and chilli flakes. The combination of the sweet crab meat with the salt and chilli is wonderful. It is finger food but well worth the effort.

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    1. re: RoyRon
      tdaaa Dec 21, 2011 02:01 PM

      How expensive?

      1. re: tdaaa
        RoyRon Dec 22, 2011 10:59 AM

        The Crab itself was over $250 but worth it if you have a large group of people.

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          justbeingpolite Dec 22, 2011 11:10 AM

          Oops!! How many people could it feed? Do twenty five people get more than a bite each for $10?

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            cambridgedoctpr Dec 22, 2011 12:58 PM

            i think that you better budget a lot more than 10 bucks per person; i would guess that a crab should feed about 4 to 6 people.

    2. barleywino Dec 21, 2011 07:58 AM

      for live king crab, in Chinatown, try calling New Jumbo, New Golden Gate, possibly Jade Garden...

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        cambridgedoctpr Dec 21, 2011 01:14 PM

        or East Ocean; i recommend buyng the biggest one available as they are tastier.

      2. CocoDan Dec 21, 2011 07:13 AM

        I love king crab legs. I'd call McCormick & Schmick, and Summer Shack. They are the last two places I had them, but not always on the menu. They both do a good job with them.
        Enjoy (and Merry Christmas),

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          BrettLove Dec 21, 2011 07:50 AM

          The Oceanaire (sp?) on Court St. offers Alaskan king crab legs at "market price", which seems to be around $60/lb. these days...

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          Taralli Dec 21, 2011 07:05 AM

          The were doing show & tell with a monster crab last year when we were at Peach Farm in CT. I would call them 1st though.

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            Gabatta Dec 21, 2011 06:02 AM

            I started this thread awhile back which didn't turn up too many options. I just had some excellent king crab legs at Del Friscos in the last week. Steakhouse prices and then some though.


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