Buy Crab Online
Even though “lobster” is in our name, we still take great care and pride in buying and selling the best seafood products online for our customers. That’s especially true of our line of best-selling crab products. We work with only the finest, most dependable crab fishermen to harvest the best crab products delivered directly to your door.
Something folks know about Mainers is that we’re a friendly crowd. We say “Hi” to strangers on the street and have a deep sense of community. After all, it’s our neighbors that help us weather storms, tie off our boats, and bring in our catch. It’s this philosophy that drives all our business at Maine Lobster Now. We want to share the seafood we love with you, our neighbors, all across the country. Whether they live down along the warm Gulf shore, are landlocked in the Great Plains, or are on the West Coast longing for some East Coast comfort, our goal is to give anyone and everyone access to high-quality, affordable lobster and seafood.
Types of Crab We Sell
When you buy crab online, you should know how it was harvested and where it came from. We source three of the world’s most popular types of crab for our customers, and we’ve worked hard to ensure that they come from the best sources on earth.
Alaskan king crab, also sometimes called red king crab, gets the “king” in its name due to its size. These beautiful crustaceans can measure nearly 6 feet wide thanks to their large, thick legs full of meat. Alaskan king crab meat is heartier than other crab species and when cracking into king crab legs, you can expect large chunks of sweet meat to enjoy. Alaskan king crab legs can often be sold as a “cluster,” meaning the legs and claw are still attached to a part of the body that provides plenty of delicious meat.
Snow crabs are another large crab species that are smaller than their colossal Alaskan king crab cousin, but will often have longer, skinnier legs. The texture of the snow crab meat is more akin to corned beef, shredding in long, moist pieces while retaining a sweet flavor that’s slightly brinier than Alaskan king crab. When you buy crab online, you may find snow crab legs and claws being sold individually, but they are sold in clusters as well.
Jonah crabs are smaller than their snow and king crab cousins and are closer in appearance and taste to the blue crabs and Dungeness crabs that are more common in the mid-Atlantic. In fact, Jonah crabs are caught as far south as North Carolina. Jonah crab meat is even more flaky and shreddable than snow crab, making them an ideal choice when making popular crab meat dishes and crab cakes.