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Giant Crabs

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Side Street Seafood
Crisfield, MD
Crab Quarters
Middle River, MD
Chic's Seafood
Hagerstown, MD
Hadfield's Seafood
Wilmington, DE
Side Street Seafood is a market and restaurant which specializes in crabs from the Chesapeake Bay.

This Crab Quarters restaurant crab appears to be identical to the one at Side Street Seafood.

The Chic's Seafood and Hadfield's Seafood rooftop crabs look a little cruder than the previous two in this row. These two might have been produced by the same manufacturer.

Giant Crab
Martinsburg, WV
This Giant Crab is located at the Chesapeake Crab Company which opened in 2005. The building originally housed a gas station.

Crab
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Giant Crab
Tybee Island, GA
Crab
San Francisco, CA
The Indian Rocks Beach Crab is located on the roof of Crabby Bill's Seafood restaurant.

The Tybee Island Crab is installed at the Crab Shack. The restaurant opened in 1987 on the site of a former fishing camp. For more, see their website.

This San Francisco Crab sculpture is installed at the foot of Pier 39. Does anyone know who created it and how long it has been here? For more, see this website.

Blue Claw Crab
Galveston, TX
Giant Crab
Rockport, TX
This Blue Claw Crab is installed on the roof of Gaido's Seafood Restaurant. The statue has been there since at least 1962. It was installed on a wooden structure mounted on two poles at that time. There was a similar crab and shrimp at the Houston location.

This Rockport Crab is located at the Paradise House gift shop. There was a giant papier mache crab in town during the 1960s and 1970s. It was 18 feet wide and installed on the roof of the Del Mar Grill. There seems to have been a fiberglass statue here in the 1960s as well. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Perry's Fish House [gone]
South Burlington, VT

The Office [gone]
Hazlet, NJ
Perry's Fish House is still there but the giant crab is not. "Louie" was inflatable and was put on the roof during the annual crab festival in the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, local officials decided the crab violated the sign laws.

The Office had an inflatable lobster on its roof. He was removed during the winter. He was there in 2003 when this photo was taken. However, by 2008, the restaurant and lobster were gone.

Sole Proprietor
Worcester, MA
Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant
North Myrtle Beach, SC
The Sole Proprietor restaurant features a giant inflatable crab on its roof. Buster the Crab measures 75 feet from claw to claw. He is only put on display in the summer during crab season. For more, see their website.

The Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant was built in 2003. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Nick's Restaurant
West Swanzey, NH
Nick's Restaurant features another giant inflatable crab on its roof. This crab and the one at Sole Proprietor shown above might be from the same manufacturer.

Giant Crab
Crisfield, MD
The Crisfield Crab is rather flat but I'll include it anyway. It stands in front of Crisfield High School. The crab is the school's mascot and their teams are known as the Crisfield Crabbers.

Horseshoe Crab
Blanchester, OH
This Horseshoe Crab, aka Crabby, is 28 feet wide and 68 feet long. It was originally commissioned for the Baltimore Maritime Museum in Baltimore, MD. The museum was never built and the sculpture was purchased by the Creation Museum in Hebron, KY. In 2006, the Crab was donated to the Freedom Worship Baptist Church in Blanchester which installed it here in a Biblical scripture garden. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Giant Crabs
Portland, OR
Queensland, Australia
Vancouver, BC: 1, 2, 3
Kyoto, Japan
Osaka, Japan

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