Jonah Crab Claws

Jonah Crab Claws: All the Fun of Eating Crab Without the Fuss 2 lbs

Sometimes we want to eat some delicious crab claws without the fuss of cooking and cracking an entire crab. Jonah crab claws make that possible. 

Prepare a crab meal for your guests without dealing with the mess and clean up after cracking crab shells. Jonah crab claws are delicious on their own or baked into a dish. This tasty crustacean can replace virtually any crab in most seafood recipes. 

Fancy crab in a convenient pre-cut package

Our Jonah crab cocktail claws give off the impression of a fancy meal or appetizer, and no one has to know that they came pre-cut for you! We've done most of the work by removing the bottom half of the claw shell for you. You get the appearance and protection of the crab shell without the effort! 

We source our wild Jonah crab claws from fishers who fish for Jonah crab in the Atlantic Ocean up and down the East Coast of the United States and Canada. 

Did you know that you can feel good about eating our Jonah crab claws for sale because they are one of the most sustainable sources of seafood? 

Jonah crabs have the uncanny ability to regrow their claws in almost record time. Because of this, fishers often catch and release Jonah crab after removing one of their claws. Fisher's only take one claw so that the crabs can still protect themselves and hunt for food in the wild. It's not long before the claw that fishers removed and sent to your dinner table grows back.  

And don't worry, scientists don't think crabs and other crustaceans feel pain in the same way we do. 

Jonah Crab Vs. Stone Crab: What is the Difference?

People often confuse Jonah crab with stone crab. And while they both look very similar, Jonah crabs are slightly smaller than stone crab. Both crabs have a very similar taste and texture. One benefit of Jonah crab is its price point. Jonah crab is less expensive than stone crab. In fact, Jonah crab is sometimes mixed into lump crab meat of other crab varieties to stretch the more expensive crab meat. While the taste is indistinguishable, we don't think this is a fair practice. 


Bottom Line:

Jonah Crabs are smaller than a stone crab, but they offer a similar flavor. In fact, the two are often confused for one another. 

What are Jonah Crab Claws? 

When you receive your order of Jonah crab claws, you'll notice that they look a bit different. Half of the crab shell is missing! We've done that on purpose! These cocktail crab claws have what we call an empress cut. 

We've done half the work for you already. Our pre-cut frozen Jonah crab claws make it easier and more convenient for yourself and your family to eat crab. The delicate tips of the crab claws are protected by the upper shell, while the bottom half of the shell is removed for you. 

Pre-cute crab claws cocktail is easier to eat, less messy, and more accessible for people who struggle with fine motor skills. After all, everyone should have access to the delicious Jonah crab claw taste

Don't get us wrong, a full crab dinner complete with the mess of crab cracking tools and mini hammers is fun, but not every meal or appetizer is suited for that kind of a mess. 

Crab cocktail claws are perfectly suited for a sophisticated occasion where you may not want your guests splashing around in crab shells.  

How to Serve Jonah Claws at your Special Occasion: 

Our cocktail crab claws arrive at your door frozen. When you are ready to serve them, prep is as easy as defrosting them in your fridge. We love serving cocktail crab claws chilled with some homemade cocktail sauce. 

Other ways to serve Jonah claws: 

  • Crab Dip
  • Crab Cakes
  • Cold Jonah Crab Claws Cocktail with homemade dipping sauces
  • Crab Mac and Cheese

How Much Should I pay for Crab Claws? 

When we first moved away from having a brick and mortar store, our goal was to become an affordable and convenient online seafood market. After over three decades in business, we took our relationships with our trusted fishers and set out to become the best online fish market in the world. 

When you order from Global Seafoods, you can trust that you are getting the lowest Jonah crab claws price based on availability and crabbing seasons. 

Once you find Global Seafoods online, you can stop searching for things like "crab claws near me." We want to be your one-stop-shop for all things seafood.  

Global Seafoods Jonah crab claws for sale are both affordable and delicious. 

All About Jonah Crabs: 

What are Jonah crab claws? 

Jonah crabs are an Atlantic Ocean variety of crab with small bellies and large claws. Because their bellies are small, we mainly value Jonah crab for their large and tender claws. 

Jonah crab meat is slightly sweet and tender. Jonah crab claws look beautiful served up on a bed of lettuce, but you can also flake the crab meat and serve Jonah crab in just about any recipe that calls for crab meat. 

History of Eating Jonah Crab 

Years ago, fishers didn't know how delicious Jonah crab claws were. Lobster fishers especially hated finding these crabs in their lobster traps. For years, Jonah crab found in lobster traps were ignored or thrown back into the ocean. As the demand for shellfish increased, some lucky lobster fisher risked bringing Jonah Crab claws to market, and they began to grow in popularity. 

Soon, however, fishers discovered that people didn't like the backfin meat of these curious crabs. Jonah crab are not swimmers. Because they stick to the ocean floor and never swim to hunt or survive, Jonah crab never developed backfin muscles needed for swimming.  

Once fishers realized this, they stopped fishing for the entire crab and instead would only harvest the Jonah crab claw. Lobster and crab fishers then stuck with that practice and to this day only fish for the Jonah claw when fishing Jonah crabs. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Cook Jonah Crab Claws?

Like any variety of crab claws, you'll find Jonah crab claws pre-cooked and frozen. To thaw, simply place the crab claws in your fridge on the day you plan on serving them. If you are serving them cold, you only need to defrost them. If you are warming your crab claws, you can warm them from frozen.  

To steam Jonah Crab Claws: 


Place your crab claws in a steamer or 1/2 inch of boiling water. Place the lid on your pot and steam your crab claws for six minutes per pound of crab claws. Our crab claws come in two-pound packages. One entire package of our empress cut Jonah crab claws cooks up in as quick as 12 minutes. 

For added flavor, add one cup of beer or two teaspoons of chili flakes to your boiling water when steaming our Jonah crab cocktail claws. 

Keep in mind that you are merely reheating these crab claws. Overcooking them can lead to an unpleasant and rubbery taste. 

How to eat Jonah crab Claws? 

It's not always easy for people to eat crab in the shell. Jonah Crab pre-cut claws are an easy and convenient way to enjoy crab in the shell without the strength and tools needed to crack crab shells. Eating Jonah crab claws is as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

  1. Defrost your Jonah crab cocktail claws in the fridge. 
  2. Once defrosted, prepare your favorite cocktail or dipping sauce. 
  3. Quickly pull off the crab claw shells and enjoy! 

You don't always consider how some foods, especially shellfish, isn't accessible to everybody. Jonah crab claws are easy for everyone to enjoy.  

Ordering from Global Seafoods: 

We've worked hard to establish relationships with only the very best fishers who take pride in their work. We believe that wild-caught seafood is some of the healthiest and most delicious seafood that people can eat. Because of that, we want everyone to have access to the best food the ocean offers. 

As an online seafood market, we've made that possible. We've developing shipping protocols that make it possible for you to eat wild-caught seafood no matter where you live. 

When you order from Global Seafoods, you receive freshly frozen and wild-caught seafood. Your order ships over dry ice to guarantee it arrives at your door still frozen. 

We make it even easier for you to order seafood online by offering various convenient payment methods. When you add Jonah Crab Claws to your shopping cart, we'll take you to a screen where you have the option of using Apple Pay, PayPal, Amazon Pay, or you can enter your credit card information into our secure checkout. 

From looking up recipes and the latest seafood news to building your order and checking out, we've had your experience in mind as we've worked to design our Global Seafoods online seafood market. 

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