Whole Alaskan Red King Crab

  • Responsibly Sourced
  • Crabs Weigh From 4 Lbs. Up to 7+ Lbs.
  • Fully Cooked and Flash Frozen
  • Limited Availability

Supplied by: King Crab Legs Co.

Ships Special: King Crab Leg
Order by 8am EST Monday - Friday for same day rush shipping.
Product Description

Order Whole Alaskan Red King Crab Online

Treat your family or friends to a feast for the eyes and the belly. Maine Lobster Now is proud to offer our customers whole Alaskan king crab shipped overnight directly to their door. Our Alaskan king crabs are fully cooked and flash-frozen to provide meat that tastes like it just came off the wharf. These eye-catching crabs will make for an immaculate centerpiece at a dinner party, holiday party, or a backyard BBQ in the summer. It’s perfect for special events and provides a huge amount of meat. You’re likely to have crabmeat left over to use in popular recipes like crab mac & cheese. Harvesting season is short and our supply sells out fast, so don’t miss your opportunity to order a whole red king crab today and indulge in the best sweet crabmeat available.

Stock up on kitchen supplies to pair with your king crab meat, like cocktail sauce, butter, and lemons.

Responsibly Harvested Alaskan King Crab Meat

At Maine Lobster Now, we know the long-term sustainability of seafood products is an issue deeply connected to Maine and other coastal communities all across the world. In order to offer you Alaskan king crab meat today and in the future, we work only with fisheries that follow all local, federal, and international rules and regulations to responsibly harvest king crab to ensure continued access to these crustaceans for future generations.

Unmatched Quality and Freshness

Maine Lobster Now sources crabmeat to be the freshest, tastiest it can be for our customers. Prized by local fishermen, our Alaskan king crabs are caught in the frigid waters off Alaska and Norway. When it lands at the docks, it is immediately cooked, sometimes brined, and flash-frozen before it’s shipped directly to us. It’s impossible to experience fresher Alaskan king crab unless you take a boat out on the water and catch it yourself (which we don’t recommend).

Where Your Crab Comes From

As part of our commitment to sustainable seafood, Maine Lobster Now responsibly sources Red King Crab from the Icy cold waters of the Northern Pacific Ocean as well as the Bering Sea.

Serving Size

How Many Servings Will You Get With Each Whole Alaskan Red King Crab?

Use the dropdown menu to choose your size of whole Alaskan red king crab: Select, Giant, or Colossal. Ordering whole Alaskan king crab can be confusing because the weight includes both the meat and hard exoskeleton around it. Use this simple estimate when preparing for how much food you’ll need. Crabs yield about 50% meat to 50% shell.

Select King Crab: You’ll get 2 to nearly 2.5 lbs. of meat, or 32-39 oz. The standard serving size of crab meat is 5 oz. That means 1 Select Whole Alaskan King Crab will be enough to feed 6-8 people, especially when it’s served with classic New England appetizers and side dishes to complement your seafood feast.

Giant King Crab: You’ll receive an approximate 2.5-3 lbs. of meat or 40-48 oz. total. With the standard 5 oz. crabmeat serving size this should allow 1 Giant Whole Alaskan King Crab to be enough to feed 8-9 people at the dinner table.

Colossal King Crab: You’ll receive a whopping 3-3.5 lbs. of meat or 48-56 oz. (or more) total. That means 1 Super Colossal Whole Alaskan King Crab should be enough to feed 9-11 people.

We recommend cocktail shrimp, red potatoes – great for baking, frying, or mashing – or corn on the cob to serve with king crab. Round out your whole king crab dinner with a sweet treat, like Labadie's Bakery Original Maine Whoopie Pie to share with the family or dinner party.

Nutritional Benefits

Nutritional Benefits of Alaskan King Crab Meat

Crabmeat is a high-protein meat source that comes packed with vitamins and minerals. Like other shellfish and seafood we sell, crab could be added to the growing list of “superfoods” health experts recommend.

Crabmeat offers a whopping 16 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving. Crabmeat also contains vitamins B12 and C, and the antioxidants zinc and selenium. Zinc helps support bone mass and immune function, while selenium aids in preventing cellular damage. And there’s more. Crabmeat is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower inflammation and can reduce the risk of heart disease.


We ship out orders Monday - Friday for next-day delivery on Tuesday - Saturday, as long as the order is placed by 2PM ET. You may also schedule your seafood delivery ahead of time by choosing your desired date at checkout. Not all towns have Saturday delivery, so if you are interested in Saturday delivery, please contact our Customer Service Team by email or phone with your zip code so we can check availability. All orders scheduled to be delivered on Saturday are subject to an additional delivery fee.


All frozen packages are sealed in a reusable box with dry ice, while our fresh packages are packed with gel packs. Packages containing both frozen and fresh products will be packed with gel packs. Dry ice is not harmful to your food as CO2 is found naturally in the air we breathe, however, it can be so cold that it can burn your skin if you touch it with your bare hands. Please wear gloves when handling dry ice.


Shipping exceptions include holidays, the eve of a holiday or inclement weather. Our Customer Service Team will inform you via phone call or email if there are any issues with shipping your order out as promptly as possible.

Once you receive your package, you should open your package and make sure all your items arrived safely. If you have any issues with your products you must notify our Customer Service Team with photos of any issues via email the day your package arrives. For further questions, you can refer to our shipping policy here.

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Storage & Thawing

Simple Instructions for Storing and Thawing Alaskan King Crab

We’ll help you maintain Alaskan king crab at the highest quality possible.

  • Keep frozen at or below 0℉.
  • Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38℉ for 24 hours prior to eating.
  • For quick thawing, place in cool water for 20 to 30 minutes until contents are flexible.
  • Once thawed, immediately use or refrigerate.
  • Do not allow food to warm above 38℉ prior to cooking.
Cooking Crab

Preparing Alaskan King Crab Is Easy

We’re here to help perfectly cook your Alaskan king crab, even if this is your first time ordering one.

Whole Alaskan King Crabs are already fully cooked by professional fishermen as soon as they are landed at the dock. Once thawed, you can eat the crab meat straight out of the leg.

Heating king crab is easy and fast. To boil:

  • Fill a large pot with water. Bring to boil.
  • Add thawed king crab. Turn heat down to medium.
  • Boil for 4 minutes.
  • Remove crab from pot. Run under cold water to stop meat from cooking further. Plate and enjoy!

You can also steam, grill, or bake Alaskan king crab. Use the link to find step-by-step instructions for each cooking method.

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