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[FRESHLY STEAMED]- 1/2 Bushel Female Maryland Hard shell Blue Crabs


  • Steamed 
  • Due to steaming and shipping process we can not enure exact spicing requests. 
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  • Overnight 1 Day Shipping Orders-2-5 Day Orders Will Ship With Dry Ice and May Partially Or Entirely Freeze Product. 

Crack a crab & taste the difference!

  • Our crew pull healthy blue crabs from the BEST USA waterways.
  • Each crab receives exact Chesapeake Bay measuring.
  • Steaming & Spicing follow the Maryland Crab House recipe.

The sun’s strong rays heat the docks and let the blue crab know it’s time to feast!  A ravenous appetite and robust swimming through Chesapeake Bay waters, USA Blue Crabs develop delicately sweet meat. Our crew notice an even fatter, rustier crab this 2020 season! These crabs look ancient.  That’s good!  It means they have worn their shells for months and have filled them with delicious meat.  Get your feasts scheduled.  Bring it on!  We especially cheer for fat rusty crabs too!  Just so you know, these male and female crabs are a bunch of FATTIES! They love gorging themselves on clams, oysters, insects, fish and even eel grass.   Our captain teaches the newbies to search for especially heavy crabs for your online orders. What does this mean for you?  Mounds of jumbo, lump, and claw meat ready for a hot butter dipping!

Eating Blue Crabs, a truly American experience!

Experts found Native Americans loved crabs and shared the cuisine with the early settlers! They ate what they could catch. We catch what you want and bushel them with exact sizing! 

How do we bushel our crabs?

Half bushels size in 4 categories, all containing heavy, meaty crabs with generous amounts of JO Spice Crab House Seasoning.  Each crab type offers unique qualities for your picking experience.  Bays propose appetizer assets or will feed young enthusiasts handily, all for a modest price.  Jimmies consist of a variety sampling from medium to large crabs that contain some amounts of lumpy, succulent, sweet meat.  Jumbos present the much sought after backfin meat that serves as an entree and marvels your dinner guests.  Lastly, the Females exhibit denser meat, while the male meat possesses flakier meat.  Females; however, may contain eggs, a treasure to some Crab-eating connoisseurs. 

Crab Picking Tutorial

Step 1: Place your crab belly up and grab the apron’s end with a crab knife or your finger and snap forward. Step 2: Turn the crab over and place your finger in the hole created by removing the center apron. Pry off the top shell. Step 3: Take your crab knife and scrape off the feathery lungs from the interior shell. Try to leave the yellow mustard since it flavors the meat with a profound sweetness. Step 4: Crack your crab in equal halves and pick jumbo meat from the swimming leg area and lump from the body.  Step 5: Take your hammer or cracker and carefully smack the claw to savor the darker meat.  Step 6: Finally, take each leg and break them in half and suck the claw meat from each.

Crab Facts

Bay Crabs consist of Small and Medium Crabs from to  inches.

    - Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 dozen per half-bushel.

Jimmy Crabs consist of Medium and Large  Crabs from 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 inches.

    - Approximately dozen per half-bushel.

Jumbo Crabs consist of LargeExtra-Large and Behemoth Crabs from 6 to 7+ inches.

    - Approximately 2 1/2  dozen per 1/2 bushel.

Female Crabs  consist of Small, Medium, LargeExtra-Large from 5 to 7+ inches.

    - Approximately 2 1/2 to 4  dozen per half-bushel.

We proudly bring the catch from our boats to your door. 

 A 1/2 bushel feeds approximately people. 

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