Customers have a choice to get Alaskan king crab legs delivered fresh or frozen. There are benefits to both, and the choice is mostly up to the customer. Availability of ordering fresh king crab legs shipped depends on whether the king crab is ordered in-season or out-of-season.

Some companies will have a cutoff time during the day for next-day orders, or only ship their product on certain days of the week. These systems ensure that customers receive only the best and most fresh Alaskan king crab legs delivered to their homes.

After the Alaskan king crab legs delivered safely, they can be placed in the refrigerator to thaw about 8-12 hours overnight. If the buyer is saving the king crab to enjoy at a specific dinner party, or when the craving strikes, king crab legs can be kept in the freezer for up to 5 months. Customers are typically given a combination of legs and claws, although some companies are very clear that their packages will contain only legs.

First time preparing having Alaskan king crab legs delivered? Most online seafood retailers will provide instructions for preparation either with the delivery itself or online. There are also tons of king crab recipes and tips online. We’ll provide some tips, as well as a cost-comparison chart to help you find an option that works with your budget.

Company Price/lb Minimum Order Shipping Order
Global Seafoods $35.00 5 lbs $16.20
Crab Place $42.29 1 lb $29.95
Fulton Fish Market $51.00 2 lbs Free
Tanner’s Alaskan Seafood $52.95 3 lb Free@8lbs
Cameron’s Seafood $65.99 3 lbs $39.99

How Much Should Delivery Cost?

Cost is ultimately dependent on what size, and how many pounds, of Alaskan king crab the customer orders. For example, colossal king crab legs hover around 1 pound per leg. A ten-pound order of colossal king crab legs contains about 10 meaty, delicious legs, and the cost definitely reflects the size and quality, usually rounding out to upwards of $600 for the ten-pound order. This might sound like a lot of money to get crab legs shipped, but we promise you won’t regret getting fresh king crab legs delivered.

Smaller sizes of king crab legs, usually called jumbo or extra-large, provide about a half-pound or ¾ pound per leg. As the pound-per-leg decreases, so does the price. A ten-pound order of jumbo king crab legs typically costs somewhere around $400.

A great buying plan for king crab legs would include figuring out what size of legs works best, and then how many pounds of that size fits the number of people who will be indulging in the delicious meal.

An added cost to having Alaskan king crab legs delivered is the shipping fee. Alaskan King Crab Co. offers free overnight shipping on orders over 4 pounds, or orders over $200. Most seafood orders will hit these shipping standards easily, especially if the customer is trying to get king crab legs shipped. If the order is for their super-colossal king crab legs, then one would need to order about 4 legs to get free shipping.

At Harbor House Crabs, there is the option to get Alaskan king crab legs delivered of mixed sizes that are actually already broken. Customers who choose this option will save 30% on the final cost. A ten-pound order of jumbo Alaskan king crab legs would cost about $422 from this site, while a ten-pound assortment of broken and mixed king crab legs would cost $399. A more affordable way to get king crab on the dinner table!