Large Maryland Crabs

Hard Shell Crabs - "LARGE"

Exactly 6-6½ inches The male blue crab is known by watermen as a "Jimmy". Once you've tried the succulent meat from a Maryland Blue crab you will be hooked forever. The crabs can be ordered live or steamed. 

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  1. Excellent! Review by Joe D. ( New York, New York )
    Overall Quality & Customer Experience

    Great crabs and customer service (Posted on 9/18/2017)

  2. One to Remember Review by Linda A ( Owings Mills, Maryland )

    Hello to you and a Happy Holiday to you! My Uncle’s Birthday was 12-20-16 and he resides in Kentucky and love crabs. My Uncle is a retired Army Veteran and has two amputees. I reside in Maryland which is known for our BlueCrabs. My Uncle was so so happy and surprised, he called me to let me know that they were meaty and delicious. I will definitely continue to use you as well as let others know how Delicious they are as well as your stress less ordering process. Again Thanks so much! This made my Uncle’s Birthday a Birthday to remember. (Posted on 7/19/2017)

  3. Happy & Delighted! Review by Debi M. ( Oak Ridge, NJ )

    Can't tell you how happy and delighted this gift made to the 70th Birthday celebration!! Thank you for your help on the phone and for the delicious CRABS. (Posted on 6/19/2017)

  4. Taste of home Review by Girard ( Durham, North Carolina )

    They were delivered on time and they tasted great. We will do this again!!!! Tasted like home. (Posted on 5/16/2017)

  5. Pleased & Happy Review by Joan L ( Branford, Connecticut )

    This is the second time I am ordering from you & I am just as pleased as the first time I ordered.

    Quick delivery & excellent crabs. I am one happy person.

    Thanks, Joan
    (Posted on 5/16/2017)

  6. Flawless Again Review by Dan G ( Agawam, Massachusetts)

    Flawless...again! We’ve been customers some time now and we have never had an issue. This particular time we were flying out to meet friends at their home in Indianapolis; so had crabs shipped to arrive the day after we did. They arrived on time, packed and spiced perfectly. Very fresh, lasted in the packaging cooler the two days it took for us to devour them. I’m sure our friends will be placing orders with you in the near future.

    (Posted on 4/24/2017)

  7. Terrifc as usual Review by Gene C ( Phoenix, Arizona)

    Just wanted to provide feedback on the crab order we just received. As usual the crabs and delivery service were outstanding. Being able to easily order online is a breeze too. I really appreciate the fact that we can get steamed crabs so easily since there's none to be found in Arizona where we live. (Posted on 4/24/2017)

  8. Have always been impressed Review by Don C (Charlotte, NC)

    To be honest with you the jumbo crabs this time were rather disappointing. As usual, they arrived as expected and included an extra crab, 13 instead of the dozen. However they seemed like they had "been around too long" . When opening them most were on the dry side and the meat was difficult to get out. I'm sorry to tell you this but I feel being truthful is important. I've ordered at least 3 or 4 times before and have always been impressed. (Posted on 4/24/2017)

  9. Exceptional Review by Aaron ( Fruitport, Michigan)

    First of all this is my second order to date, and the crabs were outstanding; again. They are always shipped and delivered on
    time. The seasoning and the taste was great. Right down to the packaging, which protects the order, and really keeps the crabs
    fresh, and cold. Again the price was exceptional, since I live so far away, (Michigan). Every time I eat the crabs, I feel like I am
    in Baltimore, and back in college. Of all things, keep those specials coming, which makes it affordable for me, because I love
    seafood. In the near future, I plan to try some of your other menu items. Thank you again, for that seafood delight, steamed crabs.
    (Posted on 4/24/2017)

  10. None Came Close Review by Philip Y (New York, New York)

    I grew up in Washington DC, and have been a blue crab lover since I was a little boy. I moved to New York City about 8 years ago and have truly missed enjoying hard shell blue crabs every time summer rolls around in the city. I've tried ever "crab house" in the NYC area and none come even close to the real thing.
    I was reluctant to try Harbour House crabs at first, but decided to give it a shot last week figuring I had nothing to lose. I am extremely glad I did. I was amazed at how delicious, fresh and well prepared the crabs were. The crabs arrived overnight, very well packaged, and perfectly seasoned. I didn't even re-steam them - they were delicious as is. Needless to say, I am hooked and likely to be one of your best customers going forward. Thank you for providing this service.
    (Posted on 9/26/2016)

  11. Surpassed Expectations Review by Ryan (San Antonio, TX)

    This was my first order and I was very impressed. Excellent crab and seemed fresh. Surpassed my expectations. The crabs were a gift and it worked out great. (Posted on 5/31/2016)

  12. Just Delighted! Review by Joe (Bradenton, Florida)

    We recently received our order of a bushel of hard crabs and we're just delighted. This is the fourth time we have ordered from Harbour House since moving to Sarasota, Florida. On each occasion, we have been treated with courtesy and professionally when we had questions about ordering. The crabs have always been delivered on time -- and best of all -- they've always been delicious! We'll continue to recommend Harbour House to our friends. (Posted on 4/11/2016)

  13. Didn't Disappoint! Review by Laverne (Midlothian,Texas)

    My order was great! I hadn’t had crabs for a few years and they didn’t disappoint. The website was easy to use and they arrived on time as ordered. (Posted on 11/4/2015)

  14. So Glad Review by Mary (Brentwood,TN)

    My last order was great, I placed it on the website and had no problem.

    You will see more orders from me soon. I am so glad my niece in Maryland turn me on to your website. I was born and raised in Washington DC and lived in Maryland and had no problem getting fresh sea food. Now we reside in Nashville TN and of course everything here is previously frozen and no taste at all. I try to visit home at least twice a year just to get my fix for shrimp and crabs. Thank you so much. I plan to visit the next time we are in the area.

    (Posted on 9/21/2015)

  15. A little bit of Maryland Review by The Brown Family (Orlando, Florida)

    This is our second Harbor House order. We miss Maryland seafood so much! The Steamed Crabs were awesome. We will definitely order again. Thanks for bringing a little bit Of Maryland to Florida!

    (Posted on 9/21/2015)

  16. Made Our Weekend! Review by Darryl and Karen (Litchfield, Maine)

    Living in Maine we have lots of tasty "Lobsta" treats. But my best friend from "Ballmore" (that's how they say it) introduced me years ago to the wonders of Maryland Steamed Crabs. So, after having had our fill of our native crustaceans, we decided to "spice it up a bit" and order a half-bushel of Crabbies. Wonderful! Timely delivery and great preparation of the crabs made our weekend! Thanks so much and "Ayuh" we thoroughly loved 'em. (Posted on 8/11/2015)

  17. Traditions Revisited Review by Alison (Boulder,Colorado)

    Thank you for shipping the steamed crabs all the way to Boulder, CO. We have not had hard shells since we moved out West almost 20 years ago and enjoying your crabs brought back wonderful childhood memories for me and for my parents. They were delicious and just as we remembered them. My family didn't have many traditions, but steamed crabs on a summer day was one of them. It was so wonderful to revisit that tradition with my parents and with my children. (Posted on 8/11/2015)

  18. A Bit of Baltimore Review by Fran (New York,New York)

    I needed the crabs in NY to share with friends from Scotland...they were on a very tight schedule and I had arranged for delivery by 10:30 am. They were there on time, with mallets, and deliciously seasoned. My friends loved them and I was able to share a bit of Baltimore with dear friends. Thank you. I will definitely use your company again. (Posted on 8/11/2015)

  19. Brings Back Memories Review by Carol (Brenham,Texas)

    The crabs arrived on time, they were well-packaged. Since we weren’t going to use them until the next day (they arrived Friday evening), I just replaced the ice packs with some new ones of my own and they were cold and perfect when we took them out to re-steam. The seasoning was not too hot, so even the most tender mouths were able to enjoy. Full of meat and delicious.

    We are originally from Maryland so they became a wonderful treat and brought back many memories of Maryland crab feasts.
    (Posted on 8/3/2015)

  20. Very Happy Review by Charles (Elkhart, Indiana)

    Our crabs arrived in excellent shape still with frozen gel. I've ordered crabs for a number of years and these were probably the best I have ever gotten. They were sweet, moist and delicious. I am very happy with this order. (Posted on 8/3/2015)

  21. First Time Review by Charlene (Fredericksburg,VA)

    This was my 1st time getting crabs delivered and I was very impressed. I have a Summer cookout every year and I provide crabs for my guests...I will be using Harbour House Crabs in the future. You have a loyal customer :-) (Posted on 8/3/2015)

  22. Yummy! Review by Gina (Florida)

    Excellent as always!!! We live in Florida, so they had to spend the majority of the day on a hot truck... and, they still arrived fresh and cold. They were heavy and SO yummy!!! Thanks again!!! (Posted on 7/21/2015)

  23. Perfect Gift! Review by Amy (Raleigh, North Carolina)

    The crabs were fantastic! I ordered them for my Dad for Father's Day. We are now in NC but originally from MD. Thanks for the perfect gift! (Posted on 6/23/2015)

  24. No Comparison Review by Barbara (Shoreline, WA)

    As always, they were and still are fantastic. I placed an order with another company in April of this year to compare; and believe me there was no comparison! I simply had to have my crabs from Harbour House!!!! I was so satisfied with the flavor, the weight of the crabs and of course the service. I won't be trying another company, and you can bet on that. Thanks once again for satisfying my crab addiction. (Posted on 6/15/2015)

  25. awesome Review by Crista (Tallahassee, Florida)

    They were awesome. We enjoyed them very much and plan to order more on our next special occasion! (Posted on 6/15/2015)

  26. Must Be Heaven Review by Kathryn (Cornelius, NC)

    Good Morning,

    I received my order of crabs yesterday and could not be happier (thinking this must be heaven) as I savored every sweet piece of meat. The crabs were packed extremely well, still cold from ice packs and cooked to perfection.

    It's been 30 years since I have lived close to the Chesapeake Bay, am a senior now and never thought of having crabs delivered to my door; yesterday was worth the wait. Everything I remembered and more.

    Thank you for a truly decadent treat!
    (Posted on 6/15/2015)

  27. WOW Review by Monica ( Norfolk, VA )

    All I have to say is "Wow" I was blown away and now all I am doing now is ordering more. I could not believe how good they were. (Posted on 4/17/2015)

  28. As Always! Review by De Sales ( Pittsburgh, PA )

    Our crabs were delicious, as always. Being from Baltimore originally, we grew up having crab feasts every summer weekend. Living in Pittsburgh for over 30 years now, there is no availability to quality crabs or crabcakes. We look forward to ordering from you every time. (Posted on 3/26/2015)

  29. All So Great! Review by Karen S ( Brooklyn, New York )

    Let me just say that I love your crabs! Living in New York we hardly have fresh crabs and if we do get some, they are not meaty. Your crabs were the best I've had in a very long time. The freshness, the seasonings, the speedy delivery, it was all so great! I surely look forward to ordering lots more crabs from this site! As a crab lover, it's very comforting to know I can get great quality crabs delivered to my door whenever I want, just amazing! Thank you (Posted on 3/26/2015)

  30. The Best Review by Maria ( Royal Palm Beach, Florida )

    I couldn't have been more satisfied with my crab order. I have ordered from other crab companies, but this was definitely the best. Will be ordering again real soon. (Posted on 3/17/2015)

  31. Best of Both Worlds Review by Jackie (Lebanon,KY)

    As always, they were awesome. If it weren't for you, my husband and I would pack everything up and move back to Maryland just to be close to the seafood. But you make it possible for us to have the best of both worlds. We are your loyal customers until the end of time. (Posted on 5/1/2014)

  32. 7th Order Review by Barbara (Seattle,WA)

    This was about my seventh order and I must say, as usual they were FANTASTIC!!! I truly enjoyed my crabs. I can't say enough. I grew up eating blue crab in the northeast; I moved to the northwest where Dungeness crabs rule (not for me).....but nothing takes the place of blue crab, especially blue crab prepared by Harbour House. I want to continue to receive info for specials/sales because it's worth every cent I spend and will continue to place my order sit back and enjoy my crabs. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!! (Posted on 5/1/2014)

  33. First Delivery Review by Debbie (Hamden,CT)

    This was my first delivery of crabs and I have to say they were awesome!! They were fresh, delivered on time, packed full with meat and delicious. I will definitely order from you again in the near future. Thanks so much. (Posted on 5/1/2014)

  34. Raised in Baltimore Review by Bill (New Providence,NJ)

    Hello my name is Bill and I am 43 years old. I was raised in Baltimore, Maryland I moved away when I was in 4th grade. We would always have crabs every weekend when I was young. Ever since I moved to New Jersey, we have had crabs but nothing like Maryland’s. I recently saw your ad and order them on 3/15/08. They were delivered very prompt and were out of this world. I have not had crabs like them since I was young. Thank you for the great crabs and you will be hearing from me very shortly and on occasion (Posted on 5/1/2014)

  35. Fantastic Crabs! Review by Theresa (Las Vegas, NV)

    I have been a customer of your crabs for years now. The crabs are always fantastic! (Posted on 5/1/2014)

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Prep & Ingredients

How to Steam Live Crabs/Re-steam Crabs

When your live crabs arrive it is important that you steam them as soon as possible. Heat a large pot with approximately 2 inches of water on the bottom. Place a rack or steaming basket in the pot to keep the crabs out of the water. Wait until steam is apparent before placing the crabs in the pot. Sprinkle crab seasoning on the crabs to your liking and then cover with a lid. Let the crabs steam for 5 to 10 minutes after steam pushes out from under the lid. The crabs will turn a shade of orange when cooked throughout.  Follow the same steps as above but for less time. Please look at the chart below for recommended steam times. 

How to Steam Blue Crabs

HHC Crab Seasoning Ingredients  - Salt, Spices and Paprika

Did You Know

Grading (Sizing) of Crabs

There is no industrry standard for sizing crabs.  A Large male crab at one place might be a medium at another.  Here at Harbour House Crabs we hand size every crab by measuring the top shell from point to point.  This is the most accurate way to measure hard shells and we take great pride in the accuracy of what we sell and the quality of our crabs.  Our male jimmy size chart is shown below:

Heavyweights          7 Plus inches

Jumbos                    6½-7 inches

Large                        6-6½ inches

Medium                    5½-6 inches

#2                             5-5½- inches