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Marco Red--Stone Crabs

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Marco Red--Stone Crabs

Please tell me where to buy the stone crabs. Do you use either of the fresh seafood markets on the island or go elsewhere? Thanks!

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1. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

Our number one place is Grimms in Everglades City. Number 2 is any where else in Everglades City. One year we bought them from the 7-11 in town .. 5 lbs for $25.

If we aren't in Everglades City we buy them from Paradise Seafood on Marco. I did seem them a little cheaper at Publix. My wife in March bought them at the Wedn? farmers market at Mackle park. The seller was the provider to Paradise Seafood ... so it was good quality.

One claw (not pound) at the Marriott was $12. One pound (not claw) of medium claws were $9 at Grimms at Christmas.

We like the stone crabs drawn in butter or with the mustard sauce.

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2. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

Thanks for the info!

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3. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

MarcoRed - is that the place on Bald Eagle? We have a really good friend who's best friend owns one of those incredible houses on Marco on the water. He's always looking for good fresh seafood shops on the island. I'd love to recommend the place. Have I got the right place?

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4. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

@TurnerBudd:

Paradise Seafood is on Bald Eagle opposite Porky's.

There is a new fresh seafood market on the island that our friends raved about: Lee Be Fish. It is located at 350 Royal Palm in the Shops of Old Marco.

This is where I thought MarcoRed might have been getting the stone crabs from.

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5. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

Marco Red-

Stone Crab Claw at Quinn's at the Marriott is $7.00

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6. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

"One pound (not claw) of medium claws were $9 at Grimms at Christmas."

About how many medium claws are in one pound? thanks!

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7. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

From memory... I'd say for mediums there are 5-6 claws to a pound.

I'm not 100% sure. But there are experts on this site that have bought them in the last week. They can correct me with better info.

A pound of claws includes the weight of the shells.

My wife is a huge consumer of them and she can eat a pound of claws at dinner. But I feel she thinks it is her last dinner ... every time she has them.

We sometimes have them for appetizers and usually no one has more than 2 medium claws.

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8. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

WickedCute ....

You may be right about the price today. But I still remember at 2008 Christmas at Quinns at lunch ... it was over $10 for a claw. There was a little paper insert in the plastic Quinns menu that shocked me.

I'm sure the double digit claw was probably NOT a medium claw for that price. But I did not order it.

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9. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

When are red-stone crabs in season? We are going to Marco in August and I would like to make sure that I can have some then! Thanks.

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10. Re: Marco Red--Stone Crabs

Sorry, bad news as far as August.

STONE CRAB SEASON Oct 15th - May 15th