While crab can be found as a feature item at numerous restaurants, only a handful of markets in San Francisco offer live crab during the season.

It’s fun to splurge on creative crab dishes with a night out on the town, but home cooks can also enjoy the fresh crab at home for about 0ne-third of the cost. Below are some of our favorite San Francisco markets with live crab.

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