Jumbo Soft Shell Crabs

(Customer Reviews)

Proudly featured on Goldbelly since 2014, Harbour House Crabs ships its famous crabs nationwide! Jumbo Soft Shell Crabs are one of America’s favorite seafood delicacies. Caught just after shedding their hard outer shell (called “molting”), Harbour House Crabs are carefully selected for their superior quality and size.

Since 2000, Harbour House Crabs has been hand picking and steaming to order Blue Crab from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Founded by crab enthusiast Curt Engle (not the wrestler!), Harbour House Crabs seasons and steams its Chesapeake Bay Maryland Blue Crabs before shipping the sweet taste of Maryland crabs across the country.

More Details

Each package includes up to 3 Dozen Jumbo Soft Shell Crabs.

  • Each Jumbo Soft Shell Crab is 5 – 5 ½ inches
  • 1 Container of Soft Shell Crab Batter
  • 1 Bottle of Harbor House Crab seasoning

Instructions / Storage

Each soft shell crabs is cleaned, frozen and ready to be prepared to your liking.
We recommend frying them. Follow these easy steps:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Next combine salt and flour in one bowl and 2 eggs beaten in another.
  • Dip your soft shell in the egg bath then coat with the flour mixture or a soft shell batter.
  • Place the crabs in the oil and let cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side.
  • The shell will turn red and crisp and the batter a golden brown. Place the soft shell on a paper towel covered plate to absorb any extra oil.
  • Serve as a sandwich or as a main course meal.
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Harbor House Crabs ship Monday-Thursday of each week.
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
  • Have more questions about Shipping? Read our Shipping FAQ page.

Corporate Gift Orders

You can send this item to up to 15 different addresses using our regular checkout. Looking to send this item to more than 15 people? Have our Corporate Gifting Team assist you.

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Delivered on time. Everything was packaged well. Great quality blue crabs.
JESSICA T. - Columbus, MS
Crabs came in perfect timing for our dinner. Well packaged and with everything we need to enjoy it!
JESSICA H. - Owens Cross Roads, AL
Everything, on time, delicious, easy and perfect instructions
Jill Y. - Cheswick, PA
Everything. Delivery was fast, everything came on dry ice....perfect.
Sandra E. - Chicago, IL
The crabs arrived in perfect condition...still frozen with ice packs and dry ice. Because the seller was out of stock of the Jumbo softies I ordered, they substituted the next larger size, "whales." And whales they were. That was a wonderful treat and excellent customer service. They also arrived on the day promised which was our wedding anniversary and inauguration day which made for the perfect celebratory dinner. I made them with a tempura batter and served them with my homemade tarragon tartar sauce. They were some of the best softies ever.
Robert M. - Sonoma, CA
The food was excellent according to the receiving person. It was packed nicely and they had a few surprises.
Kathleen R. - The Villages, FL
freshness of the crabs, came on time
Samantha H. - Desoto, TX
Variety of products, brands/restaurants I recognized, easy to find both what I was looking for AND get new ideas, purchase/shipping process was simple.
Nancy R. - Oracle, AZ
Packaged well to withstand the Houston heat. Best soft shell crab I’ve ever eaten. Fresh. Will definitely buy again
Rise' M. - Houston, TX
The food arrived on time and was delicious. Easy to order.
KATHY Y. - Montpelier, VT
On time delivery and well packed food. Customer service assisted with a missing item. Great service all around.
Carol P. - Manahawkin, NJ
Everything went well. Delivery was EXACTLY when promised. Food was packed impeccably. There were enough crabs (including mallets!), crab cakes, and shrimp for 3 meals. Delicious! So happy!
Suzy B. - Chicago, IL
Our shipment came on time & was packed nicely in plenty of ice.
Sara S. - Silverthorne, CO
This was our third time ordering. Ordering online was easy! Delivery was as expected. Best of all, the food was delicious!
Yot L. - Rochester, MI
i made my parents happy with their gift, something they couldn't have gotten for themselves where they live.
Alan W. - Okemos, MI
Fresh and arrived on time. Well packaged for freshness.
Emma L. - San Diego, CA
Everything went spectacular!
Towanda R. - Live Oak, FL
Food was excellent and on time.
Liz C. - Eliot, ME
Every one had a smile on their face especially my husband whose birthday it was. The whole package was as advertised in perfect condition.
Constance W. - Doylestown, PA
Crabs arrived just when expected. Packaged well, even in the Texas summer heat, there was still frozen ice packs inside. Seasoning was perfect! We reheated slightly and it was a great birthday treat!
Kathy F. - Austin, TX
The product was packaged well. Great presentation
Kimberly S. - Toms River, NJ
From the search bar to the check out page, everything was extremely easy to navigate and the process was perfect! I also, received my order as promised and my husband could not have been more surprised and delighted with the opportunity to get a product he grew up eating on the East Coast but, since we moved to the west he’s not had them, 30+years! Thank you Goldbelly!
Vicky F. - West Richland, WA
Always good! On time...Fresh...just look forward to getting these whenever available
Rudy C. - Mapleton, UT
EVERYTHING went well *full 🛑*
Tom B. - Dothan, AL