Maryland Soft Shell Crabs

All of our soft crabs are caught locally here in Maryland. This ensures you get a top quality product at the best price. The sweet and subtle briny flavor of fresh blue crab is truly the essence of the sea. Most people prefer to panfry or saute this sweet tender crab. Every bite is like a piece of heaven melting in your mouth.


Preparation. Depending on the time of year soft crabs will either ship dressed or not dressed. If they are not dressed please follow the 3 easy steps on the preparation guide to dress prior to cooking.


Sizes are given for approximation but may vary by approximately 1/2 inch. 


Here at Chesapeake Crab Connection we clean all of our soft shell crabs for your conveince after the are measured and graded by size. The cleaning process of the soft shell crabs can cause the crab to shrink up to 1/2 inch or more in many cases. This is normal and the size was accurate before cleaning. 

Soft Shells can naturally lose legs in the wild. We flash freeze our soft shell crabs to ensure safe shipping.  Legs may also break off during shipping they can still be cooked and served with the soft shell crab. 

Chesapeake Crab Connection will issue no refunds will be given for soft shell crabs that shrink due to cleaning or lost legs. 

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