Best Seafood for April 2019

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Legal Seafoods vs The Crab Place

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Many people love the idea of fresh seafood delivered right to their door and ready to cook. Unfortunately for most people, finding quality seafood isn't easy. The few grocery stores that offer fresh seafood don't have much variety, and often charge high prices for what they do carry.

However, a growing number of people have found fresh seafood - including lobster, fish, shrimp, oysters, and more - from online seafood stores. With the internet, fresh seafood is only one click away from anyone wanting the best seafood delivered direct to their doorstep. Plus, many of these seafood stores offer excellent gift packages that are sure to impress seafood lovers.


Legal Sea Foods began in 1950 when George Berkowitz opened a fish market in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The business expanded in 1968 when the family opened their first seafood restaurant, right next store to the fish market. The early success of the restaurant led to further expansion and today has grown to several seafood restaurants, especially strong along the Eastern Seaboard.

The same family still owns the business and maintains that they are a fish company in the restaurant business. If you've ever eaten at a Legal Sea Foods restaurant, you know that delicious lobster, shrimp, fish and more is the only thing you'll find on your plate. Their seafood delivery business delivers the same top quality seafood to their online customers.

We found that Legal Sea Foods consistently received high praise from customers of their online seafood store. They also make seafood gift giving easy with several gift options ranging in price. You can purchase a wonderful box of seafood for your family, friend or business acquaintance - or, a gourmet gift combo including seafood and steak, or a gift certificate of your choosing. The website makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for from start to finish.

When comparing prices between the Legal Sea Foods selection of shrimp, lobster, oysters and more, we found that they fall in the middle of the range. We were encouraged that you could find such wonderful, high quality seafoodat such affordable prices. We believe that has to do with the high quantity of seafood they purchase, and that they're able to pass some of those savings on to their customers. Most seafood orders are sent the next day in order to maintain freshness. Lobsters arrive live if desired, and are ready for boiling that night.

Legal Sea Foods provides excellent, customer friendly service. They offer a satisfaction guarantee should something go wrong with the order. They do their best to make the purchase right and maintain a satisfied customer.

Legal Sea Foods exceeded our expectations in selection, price and service. Because of their professional approach to delivering quality seafood at such affordable prices, Legal Sea Foods has earned our highest rating.

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The Crab Place motto pretty much sums it up "Maryland Seafood Delivered from our dock to your door." Greg Cain started The Crab Place in 1997 in Crisfield, Maryland. As the business grew more family members and others joined the team. The company began by selling and shipping fresh Maryland crab caught daily by local watermen and now offers a comprehensive seafood delivery website.

Despite the name, The Crab Place provides a plethora of fresh seafood options including live lobster, oysters, fresh fish, shrimp, breaded seafood and several crab varieties. We really liked the look of the website , the ease of use, the clear attractive pictures and the easy search maneuverability.

If you're looking for a gift at The Crab Place they mainly offer gift cards but you are easily able to make any selection and the check out process allows you to include a gift message.

The Crab Place says they offer the guaranteed lowest price on the web, when we compared their prices to several competitors we found they were a little on the high end. However, if you join their yearly VIP club for $49.00 the shipping costs drop in half making your total cost lower priced than most.

In the event you aren't satisfied as a result of product spoilage or a high mortality rate on live crabs, upon the shipments arrival, The Crab Place will replace free of charge.

In the end we really enjoyed the website including the layout, professionalism, pictures, check out process and ease in finding the information we were looking for. If live crabs are what you are after The Crab Place should probably be your first choice. But, we felt that without the VIP membership the prices were a little steep.

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Online seafood stores offer an excellent selection of the freshest and finest seafood. For those looking to buy seafood for themselves or as gift they should consider the following before making a purchase:

  • Selection. Can you anticipate a wide variety of fresh seafood, or does the company cater toward one particular seafood product? Do they offer seafood gift giving options?
  • Cost. Compared to the competition, how does the price and quality of the seafood compare?
  • Satisfaction Guarantee. If something goes wrong with your seafood delivery, will the company make every effort to satisfy you? has reviewed and ranked the best seafood companies available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right seafood that you're looking for!

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