Dungeness Crab season generally runs from November to February here in the West Coast. Last week at Costco, we saw them for sale at $6.99/lb.
This past weekend, they were priced at $4.99/lb.
I guess the prices for these yummy sea creatures are fluctuating weekly. I’ve seen them on sale at Nob Hill for $3.99/lb one week, but then the next it could be $6.99/lb. Normally you can find live ones for cheaper at one of the Asian grocery stores like 99 Ranch.
I looked up weekly ads and found Lucky advertising them for $5.99/lb while Safeway is selling them for $6.99/lb. Of course, that could change next week.
My conclusion for cooked dungeness crab is that it’s not always cheaper at Costco. You may be able to find a better deal elsewhere. If you want to save some money, do not buy them at $6.99/lb but when it’s priced at $4.99/lb, that is not a bad price at all.