Contrary to popular belief, crabs are rarely crabby because they live in temperate waters, have the ability to walk sideways, and never need help screwing off jar lids. Nosh on noncurmudgeonly crustaceans with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get 24 medium-size blue crabs at Rio Crystal Seafood in Crystal River (a $20 value).
For more than a decade, the seasoned crustacean wranglers at Rio Crystal Seafood have scoured ocean waters in search of the sea's freshest fruits. Mariners adeptly lure 24 medium blue side-walkers into traps by outwitting the crabs and promising them vacation time-shares. Once the briny bounty emerges from the depths, seafood connoisseurs can pick up their shelled comestibles while they’re still scuttling. The live crabs can be taken home, boiled to the peak of succulence, and dipped in clarified butter, or new owners can teach the creatures the fine art of envelope opening.
4195 N Citrus Ave.
Crystal River, Florida 34428