Blue Crabs can be purchased fairly easy if you are located next to the Chesapeake bay.  There are many crab house or crab shacks that carry the Maryland blue crab.  Most of these establishments will steam the crabs for you or offer live Maryland crabs for sale.  If you are not located near the Chesapeake bay and you’re looking for where to buy blue crabs from anywhere in the US, you can purchase live or steamed blue crabs online at www.ilovecrabs.com.


Where to BuyThe first thing you want to decide when looking for where to buy blue crabs is how many crabs you want to purchase. On average it is recommended to buy 6 large crabs per person or a bushel of crabs for 8-10 people. This amount is just a starting point. Some people can eat a dozen or more blue crabs in one sitting. It is always recommended to order a little more than what you think you need. You can always pick the extra crabs for meat to use in soups, crab cakes, ect. (see recipes)