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All you can eat crab legs

All you can eat crab legs




First night in frisco was awesome!! Last year we had AYCE crab legs at, I think, Mad Crabber but I don't see that this year. Any suggestions for this we are staying in Frisco but don't mind a shirt drive.

Also, can you shark fish? Best place to do this and rent poles?

Thanks


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Nothing says "OBX" like crabs from the Bearing Sea, amirite? smiley

In the Frisco area I believe you can rent fishing tackle from Frisco Rod and Gun. And I saw some of the tackle shops mentioned also on a quick search. Shark fishing from shore really isn't very exciting, but it is pretty easy if you aren't expecting big sharks. Pretty much any surf type rig with some cut bait, shrimp or squid will work.

If you look for a pre-tied shark rig all you'll need to do is tie it to your line. Or you can pick up "drum" rigs. You don't NEED wire leader, though it will save a bite off from an occasional bigger shark. Unfortunately it will discourage some other fish that might eat your bait.

Finally if you are dead set on a BIG shark, start doing some research. You'll need special gear to fight them and special gear to get the bait out past the bar.

Hope that helps.


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Dirty Dick's in Avon may do an AYCE thing, but if memory serves it was not available after a certain hour, maybe 4 or 5...so you'd have to do a late lunch/early dinner thing.
I'm not generally fond of DDs, but that may be what you want.


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Nothing says "OBX" like crabs from the Bearing Sea, amirite? smiley


I never hung my head lower than the time I took my Canadian wife and inlaws out to Harris Crab House on the eastern shore of Maryland for a proper crab feast, and they proceeded to order snow crab legs...and then proceeded to tell all their Canadian friends about the "Maryland Crab Feast" they had...sigh.

My wife still doesn't get my obsession with blue crabs but I love her anyway. More crabs for me.


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I have heard several people asking about where to get crab legs on the Outer Banks, or where they found really good ones. It's like they can't find them at home but they are counting the days until they can get them while on vacation. Am I wrong, but can't you pretty much get crab legs in any US state? I can't really remember the last time I had a crab leg that didn't come from a blue crab. I guess they want local ones Big grin Wink smiley


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I have heard several people asking about where to get crab legs on the Outer Banks, or where they found really good ones. It's like they can't find them at home but they are counting the days until they can get them while on vacation. Am I wrong, but can't you pretty much get crab legs in any US state? I can't really remember the last I had a crab leg that didn't come from a blue crab. I guess they want local ones Big grin Wink smiley


I have been saying it for years - It must be our dare county reverse osmosis public water that makes the best steam for the Alaska crab and the Thailand shrimp. Someone should bottle it and sell it as OBX Wonder Water. Big grin


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Some ppl are just so ill informed that they actually think they are local


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OK, didn't mean to come across as a crab snob. Some folks just prefer snow crab legs...easier to pick, prefer the taste, etc. Not my bag, but it's all good.

Let's also consider not everyone eats out on a regular basis and going out for crablegs is a traditional splurge for some. That said, my recommendation for the best AYCE crab legs is the nearest Harris Teeter, Food Lion etc. As others mentioned, they all pretty much come from the same place.


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I think ALL things taste better on vacation.....


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We went to Anchorage Alaska to visit some friends. I could not wait to get some fresh king crab legs. Asked my friend where I could get some and he had a good laugh. All of the Crab caught is shipped to Washington or Oregon and then back to Anchorage. Turns out they are just as fresh at home as they are in Anchorage. Sad smiley


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We went to Anchorage Alaska to visit some friends. I could not wait to get some fresh king crab legs. Asked my friend where I could get some and he had a good laugh. All of the Crab caught is shipped to Washington or Oregon and then back to Anchorage. Turns out they are just as fresh at home as they are in Anchorage. Sad smiley


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You're quite right Brad. Future DIL loves em and will order when we're out in the OBX.
I dislike "fighting with my food" to eat it, especially out at dinner, but we've been known to buy and steam at the rental, on occasion. Then we can more easily get to the meat than at a restaurant...and we all get sloppy.


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It's not at all about local crab just a tradition we started with the family we vaca with. We live on Lake Erie so AYCE is easy to find at home and my husband is from the Pacific NW and the crab we've had while visiting his family is so good but on vacation it's about tradition. Thanks for the fishing and restaurant suggestions!


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There's just something that makes seafood, almost any seafood (local or not), better when at the beach. Most likely the state of mind...

John


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I like my snow crab legs lightly freezer burned thank you. Banana


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I like snow crab legs but NEVER order them when I'm out. They seem to be one of those items that the upcharge is HUGE. I can buy them at home all day long for $8/lb. and they are easy to cook.


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I think ALL things taste better on vacation.....
Especially cold beer on the deck.


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It's like crayfish in NOLA. Why not have a local adventure? Get the king crab at Red Lobster.


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It's like crayfish in NOLA. Why not have a local adventure? Get the king crab at Red Lobster.


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We went to Anchorage Alaska to visit some friends. I could not wait to get some fresh king crab legs. Asked my friend where I could get some and he had a good laugh. All of the Crab caught is shipped to Washington or Oregon and then back to Anchorage. Turns out they are just as fresh at home as they are in Anchorage. Sad smiley


Same thing with most OBX seafood. Much is sent to Sysco in Suffolk and then sold back to restaurants here after it's frozen.


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Beach or no beach, it is an IQF world we live in. Despite much effort to educate consumers and endless regulation for people selling seafood people just don't want to care where the things they eat came from.

If you really want local seafood you need to go to where the boats are bringing it in. In NC you'll be talking about shrimp (white/pink/brown depending on season), clams, BLUE crabs, flounder/trout/tuna/mahi/grouper/tilefish... probably a few I'm missing.

Don't want to ruin anyone's day, but THERE ARE NO SALMON IN NORTH CAROLINA. Also no snow, king or dungeness crabs. There are no Maine lobster caught there either, I'll let you puzzle that one out. smiley