Field Trip: SF Crabbing Crew

Have you ever met a person who doesn’t like crab? I’ve met people who don’t like lobsters (I forget who, maybe it was a chef or a boy or both) but I haven’t met a person who is like, “You know what isn’t delicious? Crab.” Well, I suppose people who keep kosher and have shellfish allergies don’t like crab, but you get the picture.

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Crab nets with bait.

When I was home in May, I received an e-mail from the awesome crew at SF Crabbing Crew asking if I would like to come crabbing one afternoon. Uh, yes please!

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My friend Mai pulling in a crab cage.

So long story short, two guys had been taking their friends out crabbing for a few years then realized they had a pretty solid business model in place – bring lots of snacks and drinks, post up on a wharf overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, throw some crabbing cages out, cook said crabs and repeat. I know a lot about being a good hostess and good customer service and I’m going to say they have it down – making sure everyone is happy, refilling drinks – even catering to their guests who are vegan and don’t eat crabs but want to come hang out. And all of this is only $40 for 3-4 hours!

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A group later was coming for a birthday… so they brought a crab cupcake!

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Catching my own lunch is so #paleo.

If you’re a local or just visiting SF, this is a great way to spend the afternoon. You get a little buzz going, eat seriously amazing crab, watch seals swim by and have tourists take photos of you holding crabs. It’s just like being back in Asia!

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This seal is the honey badger of the Bay.

I’m going to let the photos tell the story. If you have any questions, be sure to visit their website or leave me a question in the comments.

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They bring lots of snacks and libations – Bloody Marys are basically required for crabbing, right?

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Lunch.

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If a crab isn’t bigger than four inches – or is a Dungeness Crab – you have to throw him back.

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A bit of the East Coast in California.

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There’s nothing like your lunch being alive 10 minutes before.

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Quintessential NorCal BBQ.

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Look at this guy!!!! (insert emoji with hearts for eyes)

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Worth the cold and wind.

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The butter sauce the crabs were cooked in – so good!

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Karl taking over. (Yes, the fog has a name.)

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The city lookin’ good.

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The baguette fell in the window so I threw it to a seal that had been hanging around.

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Perfection.

Chat with me:
Have you ever been crabbing? How cute is my mermaid hat? What do you want to do if you visit SF?

22 comments on “Field Trip: SF Crabbing Crew

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 9, 2015 7:46 am

I wish I liked seafood! :( This seems like a really fun excursion though!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:40 am

You could always go and enjoy hanging out and drinking by the water ;)

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on June 9, 2015 9:49 am

I don’t know what was better about this post, the actual crabbing experience or your commentary on it. Gah I miss you and need to go crabbing with you next time i’m in SF!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:40 am

I’ll take you!! Move out here please now I can’t wait another year!

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Lisa Nolan on June 9, 2015 10:04 am

My favorite city! (I’m prejudice because I was born there, LOL!) And crab is one of my favorite foods! What a fun adventure! Loved all the photos!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:40 am

SF is my favorite city too, no judgement!

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on June 9, 2015 11:23 am

It’s me. I don’t like lobster.
This looks super fun! I’m glad you had a blast and ate delicious food.
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:39 am

That’s right… I’m a crappy friend with an awful memory lol.

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Meal Makeover Mom Janice on June 9, 2015 11:51 am

I love SF but have never gone crabbing there! What a fun and tasty adventure. My stomach is growling right now.:)
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:39 am

Definitely was very tasty!!

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Jill on June 9, 2015 1:55 pm

Crab is prob one of my all time fave foods! Just steamed some snow crab up last night and it was heavenly! I’d love to go out crabbing & catch my own!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:34 am

I haven’t cooked crab on my own yet… but it’s always so delicious!

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Bren on June 9, 2015 4:29 pm

We used to go crabbing north of Seattle, I loved to try it in San Fran! What a great vacation memory. Your mermaid hair is cute too! ;)
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:28 am

I want to go oyster farming in Washington state!! and thank you, it’s my fave water-sports-activity hat!

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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on June 9, 2015 6:17 pm

This is barely even related to your post, but I totally had a dream about eating crab last night. I think this means I must find myself some crab soon!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:28 am

I hope you found some… I definitely think that’s what that dream means. I had a dream about toast last Friday night pre-Saturday long run. I also went to bed thinking about toast sooooo…

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Chris on June 10, 2015 12:03 am

My iPad is being dumb and I see no photos of a mermaid hat so I’m just going to imagine that it is epic. What is more epic is you making a honey badger reference. Well done ma’am.

Also, I used to go crabbing while on vacation back in the day and had a t shirt that said “sport crabbing” on the front and was probably most epic.
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:22 am

I probably make the honey badger reference more than I should haha… and that t-shirt sounds awesome! Where would you crab at?

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Camesha | Mama Motivator on June 11, 2015 1:51 am

We live in Los Angeles and are planning a little trip now. SF has been tossed around as an option. You make a great case for it!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:21 am

I’m going to toot my own horn and say I have a lot of great SF resources on the blog… if you hit the San Francisco tag I basically have your trip planned :)

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Whitney Carney on June 12, 2015 4:49 pm

Your mermaid hat is supes cute. How fun does this look?!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:07 am

It’s my faveeee.

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