Santa Barbara Stone Crab Co.
Santa Barbara, CA
Ultrafresh Pacific Red Stone Crab Claws
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Fans of stone-crab claws usually think of Florida as their source. But stone-crab claws also come from California where the season is year-round, and the meat is virtually identical.

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Introduction

With the largest and most thoughtfully run sustainable fishery on the West Coast, California’s premier year-round source for Santa Barbara stone crabs lives up to its promise of the very freshest and most delicious crustaceans delivered to your door. Family owned, the company wild-catches and delivers its claws within 24 hours of harvest for a seafood experience as fresh and delicious as if you harvested and cooked the claws yourself.

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About The Food

SBSC’s claws are from Pacific Red stone crabs, which thrive in the channel waters off Santa Barbara, range in size from large to jumbo and have sweet, tender, and succulent meat. Caught year-round, and held in tanks until their claws are harvested, then cooked, immediately chilled, and shipped (uncracked for optimal freshness), these crabs are returned to the sea for regrowth, while their claws arrive fresher to you than any other stone crabs in the country—in less than 24 hours of being harvested! The accompanying mustard sauce, crab mallet, and cracker means all you have to do is crack open the box and the shells to have a stone crab experience like no other.

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Meet The Owners

The Santa Barbara Stone Crab Company is a family-owned, sustainable fishery, processing their own stone crab claws year round. They are the largest stone crab fishery and processor on the West Coast. They use only the proven cooking and chilling methods of traditional Florida stone crab fisheries. One of the largest suppliers of stone crabs to the finest seafood restaurants nationwide, they are now shipping directly to consumers. They pride themselves on having the freshest, highest quality, and best-tasting Stone Crab Claws!

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Fans of stone-crab claws usually think of Florida as their source. But stone-crab claws also come from California where the season is year-round, and the meat is virtually identical.

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NY Times

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FREE STANDARD SHIPPING from SANTA BARBARA STONE CRAB CO.

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering
FREE STANDARD SHIPPING.


Stone Crabs ship from Santa Barbara Stone Crab Co. via UPS Next Day Air Saver or overnight via UPS Ground service and will be delivered by UPS the day after the order is shipped, by end-of-day. (Note: UPS "Next Day Air Saver" is not available to certain locations. In these rare cases, "Next Day Air" will be offered, for an additional cost of $10.)

$10 Upgrade for AM DELIVERY - If you'd like your stone crabs delivered in the AM (by noon), select UPS Next Day Air during checkout using the shipping calendar. There is a $10 fee for AM delivery (per item), and UPS will deliver to most addresses by 12 Noon local time."


$30 Upgrade for SATURDAY DELIVERY - UPS delivers to most addresses on Saturdays, between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon). Select the Saturday you'd like your stone crabs delivered using the Scheduling Calendar in the shopping cart. There is a $30 charge for Saturday delivery.


Note: UPS "Next Day Air Saver" is not available to certain locations. In these rare cases, "Next Day Air" will be offered, for an additional cost of $10.

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Next Day Air service (AM delivery) and Saturday Delivery may be available for an additional charge.
Service to Alaska, Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.


Orders are shipped on Monday through Friday, except holidays. The order cut-off time for shipping orders is 8:00 PM (ET) the previous business day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.


Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.


Shipping Options

Standard Shipping (UPS Next Day Air Saver, or overnight via UPS Ground) is included in the price of the stone crab. Orders will be delivered on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.


AM Delivery via UPS Next Day Air - AM Delivery is available for an additional cost of $10. Use the shipping calendar to select UPS Next Day Air Saver at checkout.


Saturday Delivery is available for an additional cost of $30. Use the shipping calendar to select your desired Saturday date at checkout.


For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All stone crabs from Santa Barbara Stone Crab Company are shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition the next day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

These Stone Crab Claws have been securely packed in an insulated box, and kept cold using gel packs and/or dry ice. Unpack them immediately (remove from the bag) and store them in the coldest part of your refrigerator in a bowl or large container, uncovered.

Alternatively, you can keep them between 32 and 35 degrees on packed ice. If keeping on ice, place a colander over a large bowl and pour a layer of ice into the colander. Then place the crab claws over the ice, and cover the claws with more ice. Maintain this environment as long as the claws are not under refrigeration, making sure to drain the bowl and re-ice periodically.

These claws will taste delicious and fresh for three to four days after delivery. However, the claws rarely spend more than a day in anyone's refrigerator! In fact, they arrive ready to crack and eat, so you can just get right to it!