Crab connoisseurs all across the country clamber after the opportunity to taste the freshest soft-shell crabs. While in days past, you had to be near the Chesapeake Bay for this to be possible, now you can enjoy fresh Maryland blue crabs bursting with flavor right from your own home — wherever you are! Simply purchase soft-shell crabs online from Harbour House Crabs, and we’ll prepare your crabs to order.
Inside your soft-shell crab delivery, you’ll find your cleaned and frozen crabs along with gel packs to keep your crabs fresh during the overnight shipping process. The crabs are ready to be pan-fried, grilled, broiled, or deep-fried to your liking!
Ready to dine on a seafood delicacy like none other? Buy soft-shell crabs online, and we’ll ship them right to your doorstep, no matter if you’re in Baltimore, MD, Lancaster, Central York, York, PA, or anywhere else in the United States, including:
● North Carolina
● New York
● New Jersey
● And beyond
It may surprise you, but soft-shell crabs are not a separate species of crab. They are regular hard-shell crabs at a certain stage of growth. In order to become larger, crabs need to shed their shells periodically. This stage is called “molting,” and once they have molted their hard shell, the crabs are soft and tender — even their serrated claws and swimmer fins are soft and edible!
Because soft-shell crabs are extremely vulnerable in the wild, it doesn’t take long for their shells to harden again. In fact, the window of opportunity for catching a soft-shell crab is only a few hours. How is it possible then for crab lovers to purchase soft-shell crabs for sale at the market or online?
Instead of leaving their catches to chance, crabbers catch Maryland blue crabs before they’ve gone through the molting process and keep them in large, temperature-controlled tanks until they molt. Once they shed their hard shell, the MD crabs are removed from the water (to slow the hardening process) and prepared for market or freezing.
When you shop for soft-shell crabs online, we’ll clean, freeze, and package your crab selections fresh to order. All you will need to do is thaw the crab (in the fridge overnight) and prepare the crab how you like. We’re partial to fried soft-shell crab and making it into a tasty sandwich, but you can never go wrong with incorporating it into your favorite entree.
Whether you’re planning a special meal for an anniversary or hoping to cater an event, you can buy and pay for the right amount of soft-shell crabs to satisfy everyone’s cravings. When shopping for soft-shell crabs, it’s important to note that these MD crabs come in different sizes. Soft-shell crabs are categorized into five basic sizes: whales, jumbos, primes, hotels, and mediums.
When looking for soft-shell crabs for sale, make sure you take these sizes into consideration before making your final purchase:
Since crabs grow larger to shed their hard shells, soft-shell crabs are extremely meaty and intensely flavorful. It’s no wonder seafood lovers across the United States make careful plans to get their hands on a soft-shell crab. If you would like to take a bite of one of the ocean’s finest delicacies, place an order and pay for soft-shell crabs online. We’ll deliver the fresh crabs directly to your door, whether you’re in Lancaster, Central York, York, PA, Baltimore, MD, or other area in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, New York, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, New Jersey, or Georgia. Schedule your delivery today and receive Chesapeake crab as soon as tomorrow!