Hugo’s & Gibsons First Harvest King Crab

PLUS King Crab Prix-Fixe at Hugo’s Naperville, Gibsons Rosemont and Oak Brook

October 15 marks the beginning of King Crab Season, and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Naperville and Downtown and Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Rosemont and Oak Brook locations will have First Harvest King Crab Legs on the menu beginning Saturday, October 16.

“First Harvest” means that these are the first crab harvested from the sea and are served without ever being frozen.  The Alaska king crab harvest season is open through mid-January, yet the high-quality crab is available year round at Hugo’s thanks to flash freezing technology.

SUBURBAN SPECIAL: In addition, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Naperville and Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Rosemont and Oak Brook will offer a special prix-fixe featuring the First Harvest King Crab. For $75 diners will get a choice of soup or salad, 2 pounds of First Harvest King Crab Legs and dessert (serves two). Price excludes tax and gratuity.

WHEN: Available beginning October 16

COST: Prices for King Crab legs are market price and vary depending on availability

Naperville, Rosemont and Oak Brook Prix-Fixe is $75, excludes tax and gratuity, serves two.

WHERE: Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House – DOWNTOWN & NAPERVILLE
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House DOWNTOWN
1024 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House NAPERVILLE
55 S Main Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – ROSEMONT & OAK BROOK

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse ROSEMONT
5464 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse OAK BROOK
2105 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

King Crab Facts

  • King crab is the largest of all commercially harvested crabs, growing up to 6 foot across (measured from leg tip to leg tip) and can weigh as much as 10 pounds.
  • The world record king crab tipped the scale at almost 25 pounds.
  • King crabs have six walking legs, a huge killer claw along with a feeder claw.
  • The best meat from the king crab comes from the upper part of the walking legs.
  • King crabs are found in the waters of Southeast Alaska and in the Bering Sea on flat surfaces of the sea floor.
  • Alaskan king crab are usually found in shallow waters of 60-100 fathoms and are often found moving in herds along the flat ocean floors.

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