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Jul 1, 2014 05:56 AM

Great crab legs in Westchester or Putnam

I have the biggest crab legs craving. Any really good places worth checking out? Thanks in advance!

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  1. I tend to make them for my son if I see good ones for sale. I bought him some nice snow crab legs at HMart last week for $10/lb. Sometimes Stew Leonard's has nice ones.

    The only places I know that make them are the Chinese buffet on Central Ave near Pet Goods and the one up on Rte 6 in the Peekskill area I think King China Buffet that advertises in the Journal News but not sure I can recommend either place really. Oh and they have them at Red Lobster and Joes Crab Shack but again I cannot recommend them having not eaten them there.

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    1. re: rolise

      I didn't even think of HMart or Stew's - thank you! The one's at Joe's Crab Shack aren't bad - I like the different flavors you can have them boiled in.

      1. re: Sra. Swanky

        There is a Joes on 125th Street in the City. A couple in NJ. None in Westchester. I don't know about Putnam. The only one I have been to was in CA a couple of years ago.

        1. re: rolise

          I've not been to one, but I believe a Joe's Crab Shack recently opened in the Palisades Center in Rockland County.

    2. Dont forget when Costco has their seafood roadshows......usually on the weekends. Sometime one leg is over 1 pound!

      1. Rye Roadhouse is now offering a steam pot dinner on Thursday nights which contains crawfish, shrimp, crab claws, mussels, andouille, potatoes, and corn.

        1. If you cook them at home either throw some crab boil in a pot and bring to a boil, add the crab, but only cook for 1-2 minutes. They are already fully cooked. You just need to warm them up. I like to use plain water and no spices because they are usually pretty salty.

          1. Great recs and tips - thank you, everyone! And I seriously need a Costco membership now!

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            1. re: Sra. Swanky

              One more possibility
              ANS seafood in Elmsford
              I have passed by a thousand times but stopped in today for the first time. I picked up some incredible halibut. All of the fish on display was what a pleasant surprise. You need to check this place

              1. re: chowdom

                I second ANS! I've bought a number of things there, including several lobsters, and it has all been terrific.

                1. re: chowdom

                  I always wondered about that place! I drive by it all the time too. Will definitely check it out! Thanks! :)

                  1. re: Sra. Swanky

                    Yes, me too. Drove by it a million times but I never went in. I will have to stop by one day...not even sure where the entrance is!

                    1. re: valerie

                      Hi valerie! They have a tiny parking lot right in front of the entrance - at the corner of 9A and Williams Street. It's right before the entrance to 287 and before the Wendy's on the left side if you're driving north on 9A.


                  2. re: chowdom

                    chowdom - forgive me for the extremely late thank you. Loved ANS Seafood! Freshest and most delicious crab legs I ever had. My husband and I had a true anniversary feast! And the people were so sweet as well and let my two little guys get a closer look at all the live crustaceans! Thanks again!

                    1. re: Sra. Swanky

                      Joe's crab shack recently opened in Bay Plaza,just over the bronx border from Pelham

                      1. re: 51rich

                        I love Joe's - thanks! There's one at the Palisades Mall but it's nice to have one nearby without crossing a bridge.