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Freshmarylandbluecrab.com sells 1/2 Bushels in 4 categories, all containing heavy, meaty crabs with generous amounts of Old Bay. Each crab type offers unique qualities for your picking experience. Bays propose appetizer assets or will feed young enthusiasts handily, all for a modest price. Jimmies consist of a variety sampling from medium to large crabs that contain some amounts of lumpy, succulent, sweet meat. Jumbos present the much sought after backfin meat that serves as an entree and marvels your dinner guests. Lastly, the Females exhibit denser meat, while the male meat possesses flakier meat, and the Females may contain eggs, a treasure to some Crab-eating connoisseurs.

Do you need a crab picking refresher? Yes?

Try these steps. 1) Gather your artillery: your hands (should be easy), work space (picnic table with crab paper), comfy clothes (possibly a smock or bib), wooden mallet, silver claw cracker and seafood fork or trusty crab knife. 2) Quickly crab the fattest crab from the pile before your cousin chooses it and place the crab belly-up. 3) Grab the apron and pull it up & snap it in order to place your fingers in the groove to pry off the top shell (Don’t worry; nature grew these crabs for this reason and he’s already cooked, so enjoy). 4) Remove the gills & guts. Crack the crab in two halves. (Watch the experienced eaters for guidance, but always look sure of yourself. Never let them see you sweat, unless its 90° outside.) 5) Press lightly on the back legs and pull the sweet backfin meat from the body. Find your spicy remoulade or hot butter that complements spicy with the salty-sweet meat. 6) Grab each leg and pick with the seafood fork the tasty morsels. Prepare yourself for the claws with the heavy artillery, the silver claw cracker. Carefully crack the claw, but don’t mutilate it. (Once again, peek at the experts’ strategy.) Twist the claw and strategically pull out the meat and showcase the piece and dunk it swiftly into your chosen sauce. 7) Leave no meat unturned since the experts will find this oversight a major faux pas!

August Bay Crabs steam into a majestic meal!
Sporting the signature blue claws and olive hard-shell, Maryland Blue Crabs begin the "Fat Crab Season" in August. Our 2-Dozen Bay Crab special receives accolades for taste and heaviness. Steamed and spiced to your order, we ship Chesapeake Bay Crabs to your door in a custom cooler. Not only that, we throw in 2 mallets, 2 crab knives, 2 crab bibs and FREE shipping to make your Labor Day glorious!
Blue Crab Hunting
Late summer brings the “Things to Do List” to mind. How can I achieve my goals before the encroaching fall? Study, plan and act! Maybe catching your own Blue Crabs leads the list. Follow these tips for catching your own dozen or two. First, search out grassy shallow marshy waters near the Bay’s shore. Crabs enjoy the protecting cover from predators and the bountiful supply of food. What do crabs eat? Everything! They scavenge the open-ended waterways for sustenance. Second, purchase a pyramid or rectangle wire-mesh trap and strategically place them in deep enough waters to submerge the traps. Tie bait in the center. Choose obvious winners as oily fish to get those crabs crawling in ecstasy. With the pyramid trap, pull the line after an hour to catch the feasting crabs. As far as the rectangle design, leave in the water for a day or two and enjoy a more bountiful catch. This design traps the crab the moment he enters. Third, click the link above if you don’t want to labor on Labor Day and want The Great Maryland Crab Company to catch, steam and ship your crabs to your door for a relaxing feast! You can still cross crabbing off your “Things to Do List.” We won’t tell on you!

You can order crabs steamed or live. Our steamed crabs come with light, medium, heavy or no seasoning and can be eaten cold or reheated. Our live crabs are caught daily from our own fishing boats and transported to one of our three crab houses. They are then shipped overnight to your table all in a matter of 24 hours.

U.S. Seafood & Meat Co. offers the largest grading scale in the industry at the most reasonable price. Our crabs are measured on the 1/2 inch point to point on the top shell increments and giving their appropriate size according to the "old time Maryland" grading scale. Most companies have abandoned this scale because its become hard to get Super Legends and Extra Larges. Our boats crab in secret coves and continue to catch these beautiful sought after crabs still today.

****Steamed crabs that are shipped using a method more than two days in transit may experience a fresh product becoming partially or fully frozen due to dry ice. This does not affect the freshness of the product. If this is an occurrence no refunds or reshipments of the product will occur.****

2 Dozen Steamed Small/ Medium Female Blue Crabs (5-6) Inches- (2) Mallets- (2) Crab Knives- (2) Crab Bibs 2 Dozen Steamed Large/Extra Large Female Blue Crabs (6-7) Inches- (2) Mallets- (2) Crab Knives- (2) Crab Bibs 2-Dozen Steamed Medium Male Blue Crabs (5.5-6.5) Inches- (2) Mallets- (2) Crab Knives- (2) Crab Bibs

You can order crabs steamed or live. Our steamed crabs come with light, medium, heavy or no seasoning and can be eaten cold or reheated. Our live crabs are caught daily from our own fishing boats and transported to one of our three crab houses. They are then shipped overnight to your table all in a matter of 24 hours.

U.S. Seafood & Meat Co. offers the largest grading scale in the industry at the most reasonable price. Our crabs are measured on the 1/2 inch point to point on the top shell increments and giving their appropriate size according to the "old time Maryland" grading scale. Most companies have abandoned this scale because its become hard to get Super Legends and Extra Larges. Our boats crab in secret coves and continue to catch these beautiful sought after crabs still today.

****Steamed crabs that are shipped using a method more than two days in transit may experience a fresh product becoming partially or fully frozen due to dry ice. This does not affect the freshness of the product. If this is an occurrence no refunds or reshipments of the product will occur.****

You can order crabs steamed or live. Our steamed crabs come with light, medium, heavy or no seasoning and can be eaten cold or reheated. Our live crabs are caught daily from our own fishing boats and transported to one of our three crab houses. They are then shipped overnight to your table all in a matter of 24 hours.

U.S. Seafood & Meat Co. offers the largest grading scale in the industry at the most reasonable price. Our crabs are measured on the 1/2 inch point to point on the top shell increments and giving their appropriate size according to the "old time Maryland" grading scale. Most companies have abandoned this scale because its become hard to get Super Legends and Extra Larges. Our boats crab in secret coves and continue to catch these beautiful sought after crabs still today.

****Steamed crabs that are shipped using a method more than two days in transit may experience a fresh product becoming partially or fully frozen due to dry ice. This does not affect the freshness of the product. If this is an occurrence no refunds or reshipments of the product will occur.****

“Welcome to The Great Maryland Crab Company! May I take your order?”

Yes, I’ll take the Two Dozen Steamed Male Crab Meal.

“Perfect choice, you have 3 adult guests. These heavy medium males will feed you just right!”

Get the Facts.

Daily our watermen catch heavy fresh crabs for this 2-dozen special. On the Traditional Chesapeake Bay Grading Scale, Mediums range from 5 ½” to 6” and boast jumbo, lump and claw salty-sweet meat. Dip in apple, tomato balsamic or the traditional hot garlic butter, you’ll love the fresh catch!

How about the stats?

Supers: 7+ inches

X-Large: 6 ½ -7 inches

Large: 6-6 ½ inches

Mediums: 5 ½ -6 inches

Small: 5-5 ½ inches

We got your back!

Decide how much spice you want on your crabs: light, medium, heavy or even no seasoning. As you navigate the online form, check to see if you have gift cards, Facebook vouchers and other incentives to make your crab feast even more festive! Click on the shipping options and choose from overnight to three-day ground. Our shipping department uses custom coolers to deliver your crabs fresh with the needed gel packs/dry ice to keep the temperature just right. Sometimes, if the transit exceeds 2 days, freezing may occur so choose wisely for your shipping choice. If your crabs do freeze, just thaw them for a fresh product. Of course, if you choose lively crabs for your own steaming skills, overnight morning delivery works best. Enjoy you Chesapeake Bay eating experience!

2 Dozen Steamed Large/Extra Large Female Blue Crabs (6-7) Inches- (2) Mallets- (2) Crab Knives- (2) Crab Bibs 2 Dozen Large Steamed Male Blue Crabs (6- 6.5 Inches) (2) Mallets- (2) Knives- (2) Crab Bibs 2 Dozen Extra Large Steamed Male Blue Crabs (6.5-7 Inches) - (2) Mallets- (2) Bibs- (2) Crab Knives
Our crabs are 6-7 inches.

Scroll through the internet and find fiction in Blue Crab Sizes. The Great Maryland Crab Company wants to share the truth!

No need to use fiction in crab sizing when using the Traditional Chesapeake Grading System. We use this scale to give you quality crabs.

The posers call smalls “Standards,” mediums “Selects,” and larges “Premiums.” These terms associate with oysters and shellfish, but not Blue Crabs. The deception doesn’t stop there. The Chesapeake Bay Traditional Grading Scale™ designates a large as 6”-6 ½ “. The new “creative” sizing marks the large as 5 ½”-6 ¼”. Any crab feasting lover knows that this discrepancy is HUGE! Or should I say not so huge. Our crew takes pride in the exact system of baiting, potting and sizing crabs and know that respecting the Bay parallels to treating the customers right. Bottom line, you’ll pick and enjoy more jumbo, lump and claw meat with a crab measuring 6”-6 ½” point-to-point.

Get your sizing here!

Our watermen turn the crab upside down and fix the points on the grading scale. Every healthy crab gets sorted into their equal sizes and then loaded quickly into our refrigerated truck for crab house delivery. Our crab house crew doublechecks the sizes and then steams or organizes for a fresh and superior delivery. Behold, nothing new, but timeless. The true crab sizes:

Supers: 7+ inches

X-Large: 6 ½ -7 inches

Large: 6-6 ½ inches

Mediums: 5 ½ -6 inches

Small: 5-5 ½ inches

Mom raised no fool! That’s why you don’t pay for shipping on anything.
How about heavy, meaty Blue Crabs? Can this Bay favorite ship to your door free? A resounding YES! Roll out the authentic crab paper, serve up the spice and lay out the two dozen Extra-Large Crabs for Mom and her close-knit. You and your siblings. We know Mom may have more followers so either you guard the 2-dozen, or you order more. Guess what, the next order rings up at $0 shipping too! Crack off the claws and dip the delicate salty-sweet meat in clarified butter. Remove the shell and experience the gasps. You’ll even hear yourself saying, “These crabs taste amazingly fresh and look at this jumbo meat. So good!”

You can order crabs steamed or live. Our steamed crabs come with light, medium, heavy or no seasoning and can be eaten cold or reheated. Our live crabs are caught daily from our own fishing boats and transported to one of our three crab houses. They are then shipped overnight to your table all in a matter of 24 hours.

U.S. Seafood & Meat Co. offers the largest grading scale in the industry at the most reasonable price. Our crabs are measured on the 1/2 inch point to point on the top shell increments and giving their appropriate size according to the "old time Maryland" grading scale. Most companies have abandoned this scale because its become hard to get Super Legends and Extra Larges. Our boats crab in secret coves and continue to catch these beautiful sought after crabs still today.

****Steamed crabs that are shipped using a method more than two days in transit may experience a fresh product becoming partially or fully frozen due to dry ice. This does not affect the freshness of the product. If this is an occurrence no refunds or reshipments of the product will occur.****