Re:Old Mill Crab House-Ocean City, MD
chesapeake blue claws are only available july to september, so, any other time of year, they come from somewhere south. and those just don't have the same taste as those from the chesapeake - even if old bay seasoning is used on them.
as for cooking, proper way is to steam them whole with lots and lots of old bay seasoning. also need to add some beer to the water, too. the crabs should be steamed above the water, should never actually sit in the water (the meat ends up soggy).