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where to buy soft shell crabs in orange county?

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xeurom Mar 17, 2012 04:31 PM

Hi,
I had found post with questions and answers about where one can find soft shell crabs in the LA area. Anyone know wher I can find them in local strores in orange county? I guess they are not in season now, so I would settle for frozen ones.

I would also appreciate if anyone found good deals online. Google tend to tun up sites with really pricey places.
Thanks,
Xeu

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    maudies5 Mar 17, 2012 06:18 PM

    Do yourself a favor and wait for soft shell season.

    1. Professor Salt Mar 17, 2012 09:33 PM

      99 Ranch sells them in their frozen seafood section. There's two locations in Irvine, one in Fountain Valley.

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        mikester Mar 20, 2012 10:53 AM

        In season, I've seen them at Santa Monica Seafood on 17th Street, Costa Mesa.

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          xeurom Mar 20, 2012 11:35 AM

          Thanks all. I so looking forward to the season...

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            ebethsdad Mar 20, 2012 02:03 PM

            Which starts in early May btw. Believe it or not I have seen them in Vallarta Markets. There is one in Anaheim.

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              xeurom Mar 20, 2012 03:32 PM

              Just curious, what the price you all had seen in the past, though I know it could depends on how good the season is

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                ebethsdad Mar 20, 2012 08:35 PM

                Here is a link to prices for frozen crab, http://www.crabplace.com/softcrabs.asp. Sorry I don't remember what I have paid in the past.

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          xeurom Mar 21, 2012 08:33 AM

          Thanks. I was referring to the price of fresh ones

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            stargirlhb Jun 6, 2013 04:59 PM

            Well, I don't see that Xeu got any kind of answer - so please, I really want to know too! It's season NOW, so where in OC would one go to purchase fresh (THIS YEAR'S) Soft-shells??

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              JAB Jun 6, 2013 05:13 PM

              Santa Monica Seafood in Costa Mesa?

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                Midlife Jul 18, 2013 09:47 AM

                I'm pretty sure I've seen them, in past years, at 99 Ranch Markets in Irvine.

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