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Dungeness crab 2017: Where to buy, eat in the Bay Area

Excerpted from November 17, 2017 article by Linda Zavoral

Sam's Chowder House Cioppino with Dungeness Crab
Sam's Chowder House – close to the source in Half Moon Bay – will offer cioppino with freshly caught Dungeness crab all season long, plus crab salad, crab with pasta and steamed or chile garlic crab.

It’s time to get cracking. California’s eagerly awaited Dungeness crab season is here.


Sam’s Chowder House: Starting Thanksgiving week and running through crab season, this Half Moon Bay restaurant will offer whole local Dungeness crab (steamed or chile garlic); cioppino with crab and other seafood; Dungeness crab salad with celery root, Fuji apple and lemon creme fraiche dressing; and Dungeness crab tagliatelle with Calabrian chile and herbs. 4210 North Cabrillo Highway;