Live Hard Crabs

When you order live Maryland crabs online from Crab Dynasty, each blue crab is caught fresh from the Chesapeake Bay and brought into our docks to be immediately shipped for ultimate freshness. Each hard crab is inspected and selected to ensure only the highest grade of live Maryland Blue crabs shipped. We package each order of live crabs in a special freshness container. Want that special treat for your guests? Order a fresh bushel of crabs from Crab Dynasty and have a feast!
*Cook crabs thoroughly before consuming, do not eat raw or under cooked shellfish
*Please note that the average mortality rate is approximately 20% when ordering live Maryland crabs.  Shipping and handling may cause all crabs to be dead (box upside down, thrown around truck, etc.) If this is a concern, then we recommend that you order steamed crabs instead.* We can only offer store credit if death loss is greater than 20%, and we are not able to give any refunds on dead crabs.
Live Hard Crabs
Preparation
How to Steam Maryland Crabs: Order your live Maryland crab online and add 1 part water and 1 part apple cider vinegar to a large pot or crab steamer. Bring liquid to a boil. Add live hard crabs to the pot and sprinkling dry Old Bay crab seasoning on each layer. Cover pot and and wait for steam to escape the lid (about 10 mins). Steam the Maryland blue crabs for 20 to 30 minutes more (until crabs turn orange). If shells are dark red or green spots, then crabs are not fully cooked. Remove crabs from the pot and coat lightly with Old Bay seasoning.
Live Hard Crabs
Live Hard Crabs
 
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Standard Male Blue Crabs
Standard Male Blue Crabs
Standard crabs are approx. 5" to 5½" in size.


Standard Male Blue Crabs
Standard Male Blue Crabs
Standard crabs are approx. 5" to 5½" in size.


Dozen
$63.24$63.24
$54.99
1/2 Bushel
$183.99$183.99
$159.99
Bushel
$298.99$298.99
$259.99
Small Female Blue Crab
Small Female Blue Crab
Small Female crab approx. 4" to 5" in size.


Small Female Blue Crab
Small Female Blue Crab
Small Female crab approx. 4" to 5" in size.


Dozen
$57.49$57.49
$49.99
1/2 Bushel
$172.49$172.49
$149.99
Bushel
$275.99$275.99
$239.99
Crab Dynasty Reviews:

ratings and reviews "Our last bushel of Maryland crabs were the best I ever had. They were also very tasty and heavy as I requested. My wife also loved them. Thank you Crab Dynasty!" -Jimmy of Naples, FL


ratings and reviews "We ordered three bushels of MD crab and they were excellent! We steamed them just before our gathering and it was a big hit. We followed the Crab Dynasty "How to Steam Crabs" instructions and then seasoned with Old Bay. They came out perfect!" - Guinevere of Chicago, IL


ratings and reviews "Thanks for making our gathering a party! The Jumbos were so meaty and delicious. Will definitely be ordering again." - Sam of Stamford, CT

How many crabs in a bushel?
SIZE DIMENSIONS APPROXIMATE CRABS IN A BUSHEL
Standard Crabs 5-5.5 inches 84 – 96 crabs
Large Crabs 5.5-6 inches 72 – 84 crabs
Jumbo Crabs 6-6.75 inches 60 – 72 crabs
Colossal Crabs 6.75 inches or greater 48 – 60 crabs

Should I order live blue crabs or order steamed crabs?
We do everything that we can to package your live MD crabs in containers that will help to keep them alive as long as possible. Unfortunately, some of the crabs don't always make it due to environmental factors such as outdoor temperature, handling of the courier, etc. Upon receiving your order, only consume the live crabs and discard any that are no longer moving. We recommend that you order our steamed crabs to ensure 100% edibility when your crabs are delivered.
 

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