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About Our Blue Crab for Sale

Each crab measures 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. Additionally, our crabs can be ordered live or steamed, depending on your preferences.

Customers can only order blue crabs online from Harbour House Crabs while supplies last. Due to market conditions, availability and pricing are subject to change.


Preparing Fresh Blue Crabs

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 them with a lid. Let the crabs steam for 5 to 10 minutes after the 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. 

HHC Crab Seasoning Ingredients — Salt, Spices, and Paprika

How to Steam Blue Crabs

HHC Crab Seasoning Ingredients  - Salt, Spices and Paprika

Grading (Sizing) of Crabs

There is no industry 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 so that customers can have an exact measurement when buying Maryland crabs online. 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

Order Blue Crabs Online From Harbour House Crabs

Looking for a place to buy blue crabs online that promises fast shipping, restaurant quality, and the most amazing flavor around? You've found the best seafood retailer in the business here at Harbour House Crabs! We're proud to be a supplier of fresh blue crab from the Chesapeake Bay for families who want to prepare something special for their upcoming gathering, holiday celebration, or special dinner. We ship both pre-steamed and raw crabs, so you can prepare them however you like — whether you enjoy them sprinkled with salt and Old Bay seasoning, coated with warm melted butter, or steamed with white wine vinegar and Italian spices. When you order blue crabs online from Harbour House Crabs, you can always expect one thing above all else: seafood of the highest quality. 

To have a dozen tasty steamed or raw crabs delivered straight to your doorstep, place an order today and see why so many people rave about our Maryland crabs, or keep reading to learn more about our company's mission to help everyone in the country enjoy the best blue crabs our state has to offer!

Why Buy Blue Crabs With Us?

We aren't the only online seafood retailer that ships raw and steamed Maryland crabs, but there's a reason why so many loyal customers purchase their large crabs from Harbour House Crabs time and time again. Here are a few reasons you should consider ordering raw or steamed crabs with us:

Raw & Steamed Crabs Shipped With Care

Our company has helped Maryland blue crab lovers order blue crabs online for more than two decades, and with that experience comes shipping practices you can trust. Harbour House Crabs is committed to supplying only the finest male and female crabs available, which is why we're dedicated to ensuring they arrive in top condition. We pride ourselves in packaging all of our hard crabs and SOFT SHELL CRABS with care so that they won't be damaged during the delivery process. Whether you order raw crabs or prefer them cooked pre-steamed, your crabs will be in great condition and ready for you to prepare, cook, and serve.

A few important notes:

  • The number of crabs in a bushel depends on their weight, typically ranging from 5 to 5.5 dozen. If you would like a specific number of crabs, you can place an order by the dozen.
  • We ship with extra care but cannot change the normal mortality rates of crabs, so we allow for a certain degree of appreciable loss. However, we will always work with you if you are not satisfied with your order.
  • When shipping frozen items with freshly steamed crabs, the frozen items may arrive thawed (due to the heat of the crabs) or the crabs may freeze in transit (due to exposure to dry ice or gel packs). This will not affect the quality of the items being shipped.  

Fast Shipping Times on Maryland Blue Crabs

The freshest crabs steam the best, and you can always expect your bushel of fresh crabs delivered right to your table in a timely manner. Since we’re located only a short mile away from a major shipping hub, Harbour House Crabs is capable of quickly sending steamed or raw Maryland crabs to customers around the country. As a result, you can reliably order blue crabs online for your short-notice party or surprise celebration! Have a bushel shipped in time to steam them for a simple but fantastic family dinner, or enjoy an indulgent crab boil with corn, potatoes, and garlic butter seasoning. 

The BEST Large Hard Shell Crabs Online

Some seafood companies are simply dedicated to making sure your order is edible. At Harbour House Crabs, we do things differently. We're changing the industry standard for steamed and raw crabs by offering a quality guarantee on all the food we sell, from jumbo crabs to meat from our butchers and beyond. If your bushel of Maryland hard crabs isn't shipped or cooked to your satisfaction, we'll always make it right. Whether you buy a half dozen or multiple bushels of raw or steamed crabs with us, you'll always enjoy the BEST that Maryland has to offer… GUARANTEED! In addition to our large crab offerings, we also carry jumbo crabs, heavyweight crabs, female crabs, and much more. Order a few dozen crabs today and enjoy an amazing meal with your family. 

Crabs Are Delicious!

We promise: once you try Maryland crab meat, you'll never go back! From their succulent claws to their delicate fin and shell meat, hard crabs are an experience worth savoring. Grab a dozen hard crabs and some Old Bay spice today and see what the fuss is all about!

Not a Maryland Blue Crab Fan? Check Out Our Other Seafood Options

If you aren't looking for a bushel of steamed or raw Maryland crabs, Harbour House Crabs can still help you get your seafood fix. From delicious lobster meat to shrimp, clams, oysters, and even steak for a scrumptious surf and turf meal, we have the flavor you're looking for shipped right to your door! Order seafood with us today and enjoy an unforgettable time at the dinner table with your loved ones.

Buying a Bushel of Crabs? Don’t Forget Your Crab Seasoning & Accompaniments!

Need all the fixings for a crab claw feast? Along with your bushel of large, jumbo, or heavyweight crabs, make sure to pick up some of our beloved crab accompaniments. From crab seasoning straight from Baltimore’s famous Obrycki’s Crab House to crab recipes crafted by pro crab cooks and crab mallets for cracking open claws, we’ve got what you need for a great time chowing down on crab meat!

For Blue and Hard Shell Crabs Delivered In Perfect Condition, Order Today!

Harbour House Crabs is where to buy blue crabs that are known for quality — because of both their delicious taste and the perfect condition they arrive in. We understand how much Maryland blue crab fans love the taste of the Chesapeake Bay, which is why we're dedicated to supplying premium and fresh seafood nationwide, from jumbo crabs to petite shrimp. When you're ordering a half-dozen medium hard shell crabs to try for the first time, you need fresh frozen shrimp for a BBQ, or you're cooking up a large pot of jumbo female crabs for a family feast, our offerings are "top shell-f!"

Want to learn even more about our Maryland blue crabs for sale and why they're loved? Have questions about how to steam raw crabs or curious about other types of crab meat? Feel free to give us a call! We'll be happy to answer any queries you may have about our large hard crabs or any of other seafood products. Contact us today for additional information, or order blue crabs online from Harbour House Crabs now for a bushel of delicious fun!