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Exactly 6½-7 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 steamed, with or without seasoning. 

Next day nationwide arrival available. Only while supplies last. Due to market conditions, availability and pricing subject to change at any time. 


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 Crab 

 HHC Crab Seasoning Ingredients  - Salt, Spices and Paprika

Jumbo Hard Shell Crabs 

All around the world, jumbo crabs are prized for their firm texture and sweet flavor. They have a slightly nutty taste, making them an excellent ingredient in soup, salads, and seafood dishes. Their thick shells also make them perfect for stuffing or frying. Plus, the meat of jumbo male crabs is rich in protein and vitamins, making them a healthy seafood option.

Buy hard shell crabs from Harbour House Crabs today and experience this amazing delicacy for yourself. Whether you enjoy boiled, baked, or steamed crabs or you love whipping up delicious crab cakes, you'll find something amazing shipped right from the home of the Maryland blue crab!

Buy Jumbo Hard Shell Crabs Online

Our jumbo hard shell crabs for sale offer a unique, premium seafood experience. These large, meaty crustaceans are packed with flavor, and their hard shells make them ideal for adding texture to any dish.


Here at Harbour House, we can ship raw or steamed hard crabs right to your doorstep in just 1-2 days. Using our careful shipping method, we ensure that your Maryland crabs arrive in good shape -- whether you order them raw for cooking or pre-steamed with Old Bay seasoning. Our customers say we sell the best crabs in the business, and we think you'll agree once you taste them for yourself! Order a half dozen or a dozen today and see what all the fuss is about.

Jumbo Blue Crabs for Sale from the Chesapeake River in Maryland

Once you've tried the succulent meat of Maryland blue crabs, you will be hooked forever! Maryland blue crabs are some of the tastiest and most coveted crabs in the world. Our jumbo blue crabs are sourced from the cold Atlantic waters of Maryland, where they are known by fishermen as "Jimmies." These large crabs measure anywhere from 6½ to 7 inches. Many people enjoy steamed blue crabs, boiled blue crabs, and fried blue crabs, although there are many different ways to enjoy these delicious delicacies.

Ingredients & Recipes for Jumbo Male Crabs

Whether you buy hard shell crabs to enjoy a boiled crab feast or you plan to buy jumbo hard shell crabs so you can use the succulent crab meat in a delicious dish, there are many ways to enjoy our excellent crabs with and without other food. Check out our FOOD PREP INSTRUCTIONS to learn how these delicious delicacies should be cooked, or check out a few ideas below.

Maryland Crab Boil

For a traditional seafood feast, a crab boil is the way to go! Start by filling a large pot with water, beer, and vinegar, adding enough to completely cover the crabs you'll be cooking. Throw in your favorite seasonings, such as Old Bay, along with roughly chopped onions, garlic, and lemon halves for added flavor.

Bring the mixture to a rolling boil before carefully adding the crabs. Boil jumbo male crabs for approximately 20-30 minutes, or until they turn a bright orange-red color. Use tongs to remove the crabs from the pot and place them on a platter.

Serve your crab boil with corn on the cob, boiled potatoes, and plenty of extra seasoning on the side. Don't forget the melted butter for dipping! As with steaming and grilling, always handle cooked crabs with care as they will be hot.

Steamed Jumbo Blue Crabs

For a quick and easy dinner, steamed crabs are a great choice! To cook steamed crabs, fill 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. For added flavor, add a splash of vinegar or beer to the water in the pot before you start to cook.

Wait until steam comes from the boiling water before placing the crabs on top of the rack, then cover them with crab seasoning, salt, and pepper to your liking. Cover with a lid and let seasoned crabs steam for five to 10 minutes after steam pushes out from under the lid. The top shell will turn bright red-orange when steamed. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove them from the hot pot.

Wondering how many crabs can be steamed at once? Find cooking times for jumbo male crabs on our food prep instructions page. Remember that steam times can vary, and adding vinegar or beer can alter the time it takes for water to boil as well.

Grilled Jumbo Crabs

Love to grill? Try something new by cooking up some tasty crustaceans! Fire up your grill to medium heat, then place 2-3 hard crabs per person on top of a sheet of aluminum foil. Brush each crab with melted butter, your preferred spices, and lemon juice. Grill for 8 minutes on each side or until golden brown, then garnish with chopped parsley and extra seasoning before serving. Be careful -- freshly grilled crabs will be piping hot!

Baked Maryland Blue Crabs

Baked blue crabs are perfect for a special occasion. Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Place crab(s) on a baking sheet and brush with butter, crab seasoning, and garlic seasoning for flavor. Bake for 10 minutes or until done, then garnish with parsley and lemon wedges before serving.

Why Buy Hard Shell Crabs From Harbour House?

Anytime you want to buy blue crabs, make Harbour House your one-stop shop for fresh seafood. Here's why so many customers love ordering pre-cooked and raw crabs from our company!

Fast & Fresh Shipping

Your hard crabs will arrive packed in dry ice and frozen gel packs, and ready for cooking. They are shipped immediately after packing. Since we're just a mile from a major shipping hub here in Maryland, our quick shipping process gets you your jumbo male crabs in just 1-2 days if you're located east of the Mississippi River. Customers in all other locations will receive their fresh crabs in just 2-4 days. 

Seafood Options Galore

Whether you're a crab fanatic or prefer lobster, clams, or oysters, you'll find the high-quality seafood you're looking for here at Harbour House. We have something to tantalize your taste buds no matter how you like your seafood!

Superior Customer Service

Along with world-class shipping service, we also offer superior customer service and a quality guarantee. If you don't agree that we sell the best crabs online, we'll make it right for you every time.

Straightforward Process

Even if you've never enjoyed seafood from the Chesapeake Bay before, we make it easy to experience this special treat with your friends and family. If you purchased raw crabs, we will include instructions to keep them fresh after they are shipped to you. Refrigerate your Maryland crabs immediately upon opening for best results.

Need a Gift for Crab Lovers In Your Life?

Whether you bought your jumbo male hard crabs raw or steamed, don't forget to add our COOKBOOK AND GIFT SET to your cart at checkout. It includes our premium iLoveCrabs cookbook, our own blend of delicious seasoning, and some crab mallets to crack open those tasty claws and enjoy the meat inside!

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