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Maryland Blue Crabs
Our Maryland blue crabs come across the dock daily and are guaranteed fresh. Only the heaviest crabs make the cut and each crab is hand-selected and graded to ensure a premium product arrives at your door.
3 Things to Know
1.) Live crabs are shipped FedEx Priority Overnight only.
2.) Steamed hard crabs must be shipped via either FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, or FedEx Ground (for areas eligible for ground service). FedEx 2Day Air is not available for this product.
3.) Orders of more than 1 bushel must be placed separately. To order more than one bushel, place a separate order for each. Applicable shipping charges will be applied to each order.
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Maryland Blue Crabs  Reg. Now Type Seasoning Qty
Colossal Male Hard Crabs
colossal hard crabs
Our colossal hard crabs measure 6¾" and up. Hard crabs are measured from shell-point to shell-point.
½ Dozen $83.99 $67.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Dozen $138.99 $109.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Two Dozen $257.99 $199.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Premium Jumbo Male Hard Crabs
premium jumbo hard crabs
Our premium jumbo hard crabs measure 6" to 6¾".
Dozen $89.99 $72.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Half Bushel
Approx. 2½ Dozen
$189.99 $164.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Bushel
Approx. 5
Dozen
$329.99 $279.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Select Male Hard Crabs
select hard crabs
Our select crabs measure 5½" to 6".
Dozen $69.99 $57.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Half Bushel
Approx. 3
Dozen
$152.99 $132.69 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Bushel
Approx. 6
Dozen
$254.99 $219.49 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Standard Male Hard Crabs
standard hard crabs
Our standard crabs measure 5" to 5½".
Dozen $45.99 $39.39 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Half Bushel
Approx. 3½
Dozen
$131.99 $108.79 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Bushel
Approx. 7
Dozen
$219.99 $177.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Jumbo Female Hard Crabs
large females
Our jumbo female crabs measure 6" and up.
Dozen $70.99 $52.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Half Bushel
Approx. 2½
Dozen
$156.99 $121.29 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Bushel
Approx. 5
Dozen
$264.99 $199.49 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Large Female Hard Crabs
large females
Our large female crabs measure 5¼" to 6".
Dozen $57.99 $42.19 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Half Bushel
Approx. 3
Dozen
$144.99 $106.49 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Bushel
Approx. 6
Dozen
$229.99 $169.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Small to Medium Female Hard Crabs
small-medium females
Our small to medium female hard crabs are not graded by size.
Dozen $35.99 $30.39 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Half Bushel
Approx. 3½
Dozen
$103.99 $93.59 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
Bushel
Approx. 7
Dozen
$174.99 $154.99 Steamed
Live not seasoned  
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Hard Crabs
About CrabPlace.com crabs—In 1989, the Maryland Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) was designated the State Crustacean. Its name honors Mary Jane Rathbun, the scientist who described the species in 1896. The blue crab's scientific name translates as "beautiful swimmer that is savory."
Blue crab meat is sometimes compared to lobster meat, the flavor best appreciated by cracking and eating steamed hardshells. Crabs are prepared in restaurants and in home kitchens, steamed or sauteed, as Maryland crab cakes and Crab Imperial, or in crab soup and crab dip.
CrabPlace.com has been perfecting the art of shipping Maryland crabs over the last 14 years to its base of tens of thousands of customers across the U.S. You won't find a finer gourmet experience.
Recipe
Steaming—Prepare a large two-part steamer pot by placing the boiler pot on the stove or grill and adding to it enough water, vinegar and flat beer in equal parts to cover the bottom by half an inch. Bring the liquid to a full boil. Add Crabplace.com hand-selected live crabs. Layer the crabs in the steamer pot and add seasoning to taste. Cover the steamer and place it on the boiler pot letting the crabs steam until they're bright red (approx 20 minutes).
Re-heating—If re-heating already steamed crabs, reduce steam time to 5 minutes and test a crab by cracking a claw. If the meat is hot, the crabs are done. If the meat is not hot, allow the crabs to steam for another 5 minutes and test again. You can also reheat steamed crabs in the microwave. Place a damp paper towel over them to keep them moist and cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Or warm them in the oven for approximately 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Cover your table with heavy brown paper or newspaper and set out crab mallets, crab knives, plastic beer cups, paper towels, vinegar and melted butter for dipping, and extra seasoning. Dump the hot crabs in the middle. Be sure to grab one before they are gone! There is no appreciable loss of quality from reheating, but keep in mind that the crabs have already been cooked, and that steaming longer than 10 minutes will cause the meat to dry out.
Although we season our steamed crabs before they are shipped, adding seasoning will make your steamed crab experience more memorable. We recommend Old Bay Seasoning available in most grocery stores.
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The Crab Place - AWESOME in every way. The crabs are outstanding, and the customer service is above and beyond! Matt and Greg are the best! Thanks for being the best of the best!
Authentic Maryland
This establishment has been certified as a True Blue-compliant partner by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seafood Marketing Program.
True Blue Certified
The True Blue program recognizes restaurants and retail stores that support local watermen and our local economy by using high-quality Maryland crabs and crabmeat.
Maryland Seafood
Availability
If we can't catch 'em, we can't ship 'em. In the winter months it is best to check to see if crabs are available. Call 1-877-328-2722.
Crab Derby
The annual National Hard Crab Derby and Fair is held in September over Labor Day weekend in the town of Crisfield, Somerset County, Maryland at the Somers Cove Marina, where there are crab races, a crab picking contest, a crab cooking contest, and the traditional crab feast.
For more about Maryland blue crabs, see Maryland At A Glance.