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Crab Prices

ClevelandDave | Aug 5, 2009 12:22 PM

Just looking at another posting and saw that the poster paid $68 for a dozen crabs. If I recall down at the waterfront large jimmies (males) are running around $30.

So what is a fair price for large crabs (both at the dock and in restaurants)? Are jumbos worth the extra $$$? How about males v. females (beyond the fact that the females often carry delicious orange eggs)? Is there much variation in price/quality depending on location (Baltimore v Washington v. Annapolis)?

Pricing crabs for best value/taste has always been of a mystery to me and perhaps those with more experience can enlighten me.

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