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where to buy soft shell crabs in orange county?

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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  1. Do yourself a favor and wait for soft shell season.

    1. 99 Ranch sells them in their frozen seafood section. There's two locations in Irvine, one in Fountain Valley.

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

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        1. re: mikester

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

          1. re: xeurom

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

            1. re: ebethsdad

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

              1. re: xeurom

                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.

        2. Thanks. I was referring to the price of fresh ones

          1. 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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            1. re: stargirlhb

              Santa Monica Seafood in Costa Mesa?

              1. re: stargirlhb

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