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Unpopular Opinion: Buffet Crab Legs are Just Too Much Work To Bother!

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by C00kieD0ugh, Jan 21, 2020.

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Unpopular Opinion: Buffet Crab Legs are Just Too Much Work To Bother!

  1. I Agree, So Many Many Other Great Choices!

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  2. You Are Wrong, I Have A Crab Leg Eating Tip That I Will Post in the Comments Below

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  3. I Still Go For It Once in a While

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  4. I Don't Mind Crab Legs, Just Like Eating Wings, the Work is Half the Fun!

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  5. I've Never Tried Crab Legs Before Because They Look Like Too Much Work

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  6. I've Never Tried Crab Legs Before Because it's Not Fish n Chips and That's the Only Seafood I Eat

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  1. C00kieD0ugh

    C00kieD0ugh Tourist

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    I created a little poll just for fun this morning, what's your take on Crab Legs?
     
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  2. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I never get them. Too much if a hassle.
     
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  3. DaiLun

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    When I'm eating at a buffet, I'm a little sloppy and don't always pull the meat from the body section.

    When I'm at home, and the crabs are "paid for by me", I put on a pair of plastic gloves and go after the meat in the body section of the legs.

    For legs, I ensure that the cartilage if pulled from each side of the leg, then break it in the center of the leg, and then pull an entire section of meat out.

    For the claws. I pull off the smaller part of the claw that contains the cartilage. After that, I break the larger part of the claw and extract a large piece of meat.

    I will make it a point to make a video of eating crab at a buffet the next time I go to demonstrate.
     
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  4. Imaginos

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    I love crab legs - all you can eat buffet crab legs especially. The problem when you just get a 1/2lb or 1lb of crab legs is that you never know how much meat you're going to get inside and you end up with very little or really working hard to get all those little pieces. On a buffet, I don't usually waste my time with the little bits of meat. I just toss it and get some more. And if you pop open a leg and there's very little meat inside, no problem. Just get some more.

    It's really not hard to crack open crab legs once you learn how.
     
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  5. bull0120

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    Eating large amounts of crab legs is one of the few ways you can actually get your money's worth at a Vegas buffet.
     
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  6. Vegas28m

    Vegas28m Medium Roller, Chicago

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    I will only king crab legs due to the work on snow crab legs. not worth it!
     
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  7. DrLect

    DrLect Winning!

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    I only mess with crab legs at a buffet if the restaurant provides a crab cracking tool or if I have enough foresight to bring my own.
     
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    Too much work and losing money if not done thoroughly. As I found out.
     
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  9. TRM

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    Crab legs are the main reason I would eat at a buffet in the first place. Definitely worth the time...:feedme:
     
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  10. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I eat crab legs less and less at buffets nowadays. They used to be bigger and therefore worth the time and effort.

    Now more often than not the legs are small, spindly, and tasteless. I'm never going to forget one time at the Fremont they had the nerve to bring out frozen legs. Frozen. I guess they couldn't keep up with the demand. To be fair I figure they had an off night.

    And the price goes higher and higher.
     
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    I seldom eat them. When I see a big pile of crab legs, it just turns me off. Especially after they have been messed over. Not appetizing at all. I can take em or leave em.
     
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  12. C00kieD0ugh

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    I'm a Canadian that grew up not too far from the lobster capital of the world, so give me a lobster and we're in business! Maybe it's because lobsters are less work that I'm 'spoiled' when it comes to putting in the work on crab legs? Thanks for the input!
     
  13. ken2v

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    We eat crab at home, and we don't buffet. Now if we're on the coast, of course we'll order the local crab (lobster, bivalves).
     
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  14. C00kieD0ugh

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    I hate opening my wallet so I'm as frugal as they come and getting my money's worth at the buffet is what the game is all about for me. Here's some more pro tips: Don't even look at the salad bar, the pizza, the buns/bread, the fries, the chicken nuggets (well anything made for fussy eaters aka kids) and that water glass on your table? There's a reason they keep refilling it constantly, filling up on water is much cheaper than filling up on shrimp!
     
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    I think the only buffets I've had crab in Vegas are Aria, Bellagio and MB. I only eat chilled crab and prefer Dungeness. I'll do the work if the crab's good, but often it's not. You want good crab buffet...Oregon casinos during Dungeness crab season.
     
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    I love me some lobster too. Do any Vegas buffets have all you can eat lobster tail? I ate at a buffet in Florida that did and it was amazing. But I'm born and raised Mid-Atlantic so blue crabs are our thing. Smother the load in Old Bay, grab some beers and you've got yourself an afternoon.
     
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  17. Electroguy563

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    Dungeness is my preferred crab choice. They have been offered at buffets but they were at times dry and again, tasteless. I'm sure the buffets offer frozen Dungeness and we all know once it's frozen it loses a lot of it's texture and flavor.
     
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    Most Alaskan crab is cooked and flash frozen. A lot of Dungeness is like that, too.
     
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    When the Bellagio buffet offers them, they have both hot and cold. it's the only time I will consider going to the Bellagio buffet.
     
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  20. Foos

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    All you can eat Crab legs and Prime Rib are a big reason why I go to Vegas, Normally I go to Bellagio and/or Rampart for them once or twice a trip.
     
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