Fresh Dressed Soft Shell Crabs - Dozen Quantities


Fresh dressed soft shell crabs are crabs that are pulled directly from our holding tanks and dressed out (face, apron and gills are removed) at the time of your order. Each crab is then individually wrapped. These crabs are shipped directly to your door. Please be aware that we try to have sufficient quantities of soft shell crabs on hand from May to August. The soft shell run is very plentiful in May and begins to decrease until August. If you order a size that is not available, we do our best to accommodate your order regardless.


Storage: Upon arrival soft shell crabs will be shipped on frozen gel packs. Each soft shell crab will be individually wrapped. If you plan to consume the product immediately – soft shell crabs can be kept in shipping box until consumption. If you will be consuming your crabs beyond the day of arrival, they should be immediately placed in your refrigerator if they are fresh dressed crabs or if they are frozen soft shell crabs they can be placed in the freezer.

Inspection: Fresh Dressed & Frozen Soft Shell Crabs are individually wrapped and placed in a wax coated box in the shipping container. It is common to experience some liquid draining from the wax coated box.

Expiration: Fresh Dressed Soft Shell Crabs have a refrigerated shelf life of 5 days from your receipt. If you plan on preparing part of your order beyond the 5 day expiration we recommend your freeze your product. Since Soft Shell Crabs are individually wrapped you can simply thaw and prepare. Frozen Soft Shell Crabs have no expiration date.

Preparation & Consumption: Fresh Dressed & Frozen Soft Shell Crabs are cleaned and are a ready to cook product. Fresh Dressed Soft Shell Crabs should be rinsed under cold water prior to cooking. Some popular cooking methods of Soft Shell Crabs include the following: Sautéed, Deep Fried & Grilled.

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews

Fresh Dressed Soft Shell Crabs - Dozen Quantities

Soft Shell

Package arrived one day earlier than expected-kudos! Have yet to try them but will in the future.

"My Favorite" Soft Shell Crab

I was born and raised on the outer banks of North Carolina and i remember as a kid catching my own soft shells every morning as we lived near the bay. These bring back memories to those times because the tasted exactly the same. They were superp and delicious. You packed them great. I will always be a customer. Thank you very much, Tom Gaskill


My order of oysters came . They were still cold and taste great. Thank you very much.

Exactly whats decsribed

Exactly whats described and it comes as quickly as you like. Shipping is inexpensive. I would suggest air I've tried both way and when you do air the crabs are still frozen when they arrive