Like a driver’s license, the size of a crab’s pincers reveals its age, weight, and ability to vote. Seize of-age sea treats with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward stone crab from GeorgeStone Crab. This Groupon only applies to orders with a minimum of 5 pounds and is only valid within the Miami-Dade area. It is not valid toward the cost of delivery.
George Stone Crab’s team of more than 80 fishermen combs the high seas from October to May, gathering between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds of claws daily. Crab seekers order medium-sized pincers ($19.95/lb.) for appetizers or to get acquainted with the sea’s most savory crustaceans. Like a dilapidated sandcastle, hearty seafood appetites crumble under the weight of large ($29.95/lb.), jumbo ($36.95/lb.), or colossal ($43.95/lb.) claws. To preserve flavor and cut down on mitten costs, claws are never frozen, and, on the morning orders are placed, they’ll be cooked and packaged, ensuring swift delivery and optimum freshness.
George Stone Crab
Dubbed "Miami's King Crab" by Bloomberg Businessweek, Roger Duarte left a career as an investment banker to reap an even better bounty: South Florida's plentiful supply of one of his most beloved foods, stone crab claws. After Duarte built George Stone Crab from the ocean floor up, selling a few pounds of claws at a time to his neighbors, the business now delivers fresh claws to homes and businesses throughout the country. Packed in a cooler, each order arrives fresh—claw-crackin' hammer included—within 24 hours of being cooked; none of the claws are ever frozen or preserved in concrete before shipping out. Though the team harvests up to 5,000 pounds of claws every season, virtually none of the crabs are ever killed—since stone crabs can regenerate lost claws within a season or two, the crew only removes one claw at a time and releases the crabs back into the water. Customers can procure up to five different sizes of claws from ranging from medium to colossal, as well as George's homemade dipping sauces.