I'm going to bump this because blue crabs are my favorite food in the world. We go to Jay's Crabs in Lansdowne (Baltimore Ave) for jumbo's. Usually around $45/dozen or so. I've only had them once this year, but I have a serious hankering.
What does a bushel generally run for?
Ray, I've heard you can buy all kinds of things at Samuels & Son, but I've never been (despite driving around there weekly). Can you buy most of the things off their website there (I'd assume un-prepped, which is fine)? Their website is drool-worthy, and I'm considering having a house-warming party later this year. Will need some oysters!
We have bought bushels there for anything from $50 up to $100, it really depends on what they have available.
I haven't really bought anything else there, but they usually have a lot of different stuff on ice. If you are looking for something specific, you might want to call ahead or stop by a day or two before to check.
Go to the wholesale location of Ippolito's (Samuels and Son) on 3400 S. Lawrence St. But I can tell you from personal experience that prices can vary by the hour. We went on a Saturday morning and were quoted one price. When we returned later in the afternoon to pick the bushel up, the price came down. Supply and demand in action.