I am looking to get a bushel of crabs for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. I live in downtown Washington, DC.
I have been very disappointed with the quality of crabs I bought 2 weeks ago at the fisherman's wharf off Maine ave in DC. They lacked much meat, were expensive and the freshness is questionable.
Cameron's seafood in Rockville had decent looking #1 males this past weekend for $100/bushel. I didn't buy any myself, but was able to observe a few people walking out with bushel baskets, and their size looked decent. I called them and you are unable to pre-order from them. I am sure prices will sky rocket for the holiday.
I am willing to drive up to an hour from DC for quality and to support local waterman.
100 a bushel for # 1s? BAHAHAHA. I wonder how light they were. I doubt you'll find quality, true # 1's this weekend for 100. Coveside Crabs will have #1's, Rock hard, and over 6 inches (true #1's) but they'll be about double that price.