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Best lobster and/or crab legs in town?

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I know pickings will be slim with this question, but who has the best lobster and/or crab legs in B/CS?
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No where. Unless Red Lobster still has the lobster tank they let you pick from. Not even sure the last time I saw HEB with their fresh lobster tank. Everywhere else is serving frozen lobster. Which is basically terrible. Same with crab legs.


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I made the mistake of getting crab legs at Outback Steakhouse once... Holy moly you could taste the freezer burn on them. Probably had been frozen for several weeks.

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Go to HEB, they'll steam them up for you for free, and charge you a quarter what the restaurants will. All you have to do is melt the butter.
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I think Kroger on Boonville has a lobster tank.
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We went to Washington DC this past summer, and drove into Maryland one night for a crabfest . crab cakes, whole crab, and crab legs. best crab I've ever had, but i guess there is a tradeoff. you can't find good, fresh crab here like you can there, but you also can't find good bar-b-que up there like you can down here!
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theycallmemrtibbs said:

Everywhere else is serving frozen lobster. Which is basically terrible. Same with crab legs.





There's not really any such thing as fresh crab legs (queen, King, snow, Dungeness). They're all cooked and frozen on the processing ship before they make landfall.

Even fine restaurants are effectively reheating the legs.

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eloc62 said:

We went to Washington DC this past summer, and drove into Maryland one night for a crabfest . crab cakes, whole crab, and crab legs. best crab I've ever had, but i guess there is a tradeoff. you can't find good, fresh crab here like you can there, but you also can't find good bar-b-que up there like you can down here!
Gosh dang it man, that was cruel posting that. Now I am craving some crab legs!!
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Shipwreck Grill has crab legs, my daughter gets them every time we go
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FlyRod
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HEB. They take no time to boil or steam. Google the mustard sauce recipe from Joe's Crab Shack, and knock yourself out!
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Esteban du Plantier said:

theycallmemrtibbs said:

Everywhere else is serving frozen lobster. Which is basically terrible. Same with crab legs.





There's not really any such thing as fresh crab legs (queen, King, snow, Dungeness). They're all cooked and frozen on the processing ship before they make landfall.

Even fine restaurants are effectively reheating the legs.

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I believe there are Asian markets in Houston with live crabs. Probably blues, not king or dungeness, though.
FlyRod
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If you ran across a live king crab, I doubt you'd want to eat it!
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It is anything like the swai/basa coming from Vietnam or China, it could be up to two years since the pack date.
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Thanks, folks! I know we live in the seafood desert, but I was hoping for some previously unknown gem to emerge from this. I did not know H-E-B would steam them, so this thread resulted in me learning something. Appreciate it!
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For the crab cake poster from above, the HEB in south College Station also has great crab cakes pre made. I like the plain ones best. Just heat them up in an oven and go to town.
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Best crab cakes ever

You can thank me later. All the folks that eat these awful breaded crab cakes don't know what they are missing
CN
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Madden's makes awesome crab cakes. I like to say it's more crab than cake. They had a different version of crab cakes on their food truck too and it was tough to say which was better.
FlyRod
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Lived in Delaware a few years, went crabbing a lot, and learned to love and make crab cakes. Harrier is right; lump backfin crab, as little filler adventure possible, butter, skillet. Damn good eating and simple, but not at all cheap. Discovered far too late that blue crabs swarm all over the Texas coast and few go after them.
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wow, $10.00 a crab cake....
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you are paying for high end crab meat, not a bunch of cornbread with some cheap crab meat sprinkled in...
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I have found Cafe Eccell's crab cakes to be great. Jumbo lump and very east coast feel to them. More of a crab salad than cake
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