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Where to find fresh crab in Monterey

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I will be visiting my brother in Pacific Grove over the New Years long weekend. Is there a place to get live or fresh crab "off the boat" in the Monterey/Pacific Grove/Carmel area? Failing that, is there a good fish monger in the area who will have fresh crabs?

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  1. You should probably move your post to the California board as Monterey/Carmel is outside the San Francisco area.

    1. This thread has some sources around Monterey Bay.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/878242

      Availability next weekend is going to depend on the weather. Today, crabs are scarce on the day after Christmas and because the weather has been bad preventing boats from going out.

      1. Moss Landing is definitely the place.

        I can't find the card I have from one of the fishing boats, but it is on the thread that Melanie Wong refers to in her post.

        1. I found the phone number for Moss Landing's Monterey Bay Live Crab, the Gardenia: 831.901.1013.