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Update: Costco King Crab Legs Price 2023

Costco King Crab Price 2022

December 31, 2023 Update: Red King Crab Legs are now $39.99 per pound at Costco. These are 4-7 count per package and sold in about 1.5 – 2.5 lb packages. Generally they hover around $80-$100 per package. I spotted a few around $60 but not many.

These are much larger than the last batch of King Crab at Costco back in November and are officially labeled “RED KING CRAB” – although they are not the giant sized legs of days gone by, these are nice large red king crab and would be an amazing New Year’s Eve special meal! Invite me over, please! πŸ™‚


They are notable improvement over the the November batch of king crab and a huge upgrade from the Golden King crab Costco carried for most of 2023.

If youre looking for King Crab Legs at Costco for New Year’s Eve, you may want to call your local Costco before you go – it’s not at all stores Nationwide unfortunately. If you spot it at your store please drop a note in the comments to help others find it! It takes a village to get a deal on Red King Crab legs! πŸ™‚

Happy New Year!!

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Previous Updates from 2023 on Costco’s King Crab Legs Price:

November 2023 Update on Costco King Crab Legs: Alaskan King Crab Legs at Costco are back in my store! We spotted them yesterday for the first time since December of last year! They are not as large as the Red King Crab we’ve seen in prior years, but they sure look like Red King Crab!

For the last 10 months, we’ve only seen the Golden King Crab Legs. These are also an alaskan king crab leg, wild caught, and a variation of the traditional Alaskan Red King Crab legs that Costco carries. Generally speaking, the Red King Crab is considered the “cadillac” of crab legs – so we’re thrilled we have spotted them again and hope they are back for the holiday season!

November 2023 Costco King Crab Prices

Kirkland Signature Wild Cooked Alaskan King Crab Legs are Costco item number 31967 and cost $22.99/lb. These are a SUPER DEAL!

Note: Although they are labeled “Alaskan” instead of “Red King” and they have a new item number, we’ve had crab legs enough to see that these are the traditional King Crab legs we’ve gotten a dozen times before. That said, we didn’t get them because we were hosting a dinner last night and there wasn’t time to sit and enjoy them…but if you spotted them and tried them please confirm in the comments that these are the classic Costco crab legs!?

If you have seen them at your store, or if you cannot find them – please drop a note and which store location, we know so many people will be looking for these with all the upcoming holidays!

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Previous updates on Costco Crab Legs Prices:

December 2022 Update: on Costco King Crab Legs Price 2022. If you’re considering buying King Crab Legs from Costco for Christmas 2022 or New Year’s Eve 2023 this year, the price of the wild caught, red king crab legs at Costco right now is $38.99 per pound. Crab legs are sold defrosted in the meat department in 1.75 – 2 lb packages or about $70-$80 per package. Expect 3-4 Crab Legs in each package.

The King Crab Legs at Costco are excellent, and we highly recommend them.

The Costco King Crab Legs Price 2022 fluctuates pretty regularly, usually hovering between $36.99 and $38.99, but we’ve seen it as high as $42.99 earlier in 2022. They’ve been at $38.99 since November. Down from $39.99 in September 2022.

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Price Update on King Crab Legs at Costco – 2022

Price History

We reported that the Costco king crab legs price had increased from $39.99 to $42.99 in May of 2022. Just a few weeks later in June 2022, we found the Alaskan King Crab legs from Costco in-store for $36.99! That’s $6 a pound price reduction! Just on time for your Father’s Day Dinner planning! (Or any reason, or no reason!). Find Costco King Crab Legs online at Costco.com here!

In October 2022 we found the crab legs back $39.99 per pound.

See this post for all the info about Costco’s King Crab Legs!

Can I Buy Cases of King Crab at Costco?

We used to always see 10lb frozen boxes of King Crab at our Costco, but we haven’t seen it there in many months.

If you’re looking to buy a 10lb frozen box of the King Crab Legs…you can ask in the meat department for crab legs still frozen (that way you can defrost when you want to eat them!)…if they have them, they will only sell those in 10 lb boxes (at my store at least).

Costco King Crab Scams, Facebook Ads and PayPal

Important!! Beware during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years that the scams for seafood, steaks and other expensive foods are in full force! If you see super cheap king crab legs advertised by Costco, it’s probably not from Costco, it’s a scam! We’ve NEVER seen King crab legs from Costco for under $36/lb and remember it’s very expensive to ship frozen seafood so it will cost more to order them…don’t lose your hard earned money on scams!

We suggest you don’t click on any ad you see for cheap king crab – instead type in the Costco website URL yourself (www.costco.com) (or the retailer, if not costco) right into your browser – if there’s really a special on King Crab, you’ll be able to find it there. Make sure you’re on the real website and type it yourself!

When it doubt, use the customer service chat online at Costco.com and ask them or call the retailer directly using the number provided on the retailer’s site (not in the ad or provided site link!).

As a reminder, we don’t sell anything here at CostContessa! Unfortunately, these scammers have also used our name, logo and social media links to try and make their sites and ads look legitimate. Don’t fall for it!

Previous Post on King Crab Legs Price Update from June 2022 Following:

Check out the video below to see the Alaskan King Crab Legs – as well as current in-store pricing on dungeness crab, shrimp, scallops, and more seafood currently in-store now at Costco!

Costco King Crab Price Drops in Summer 2022!

Also see all the Father’s Day and Fourth of July Sales here!

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Costco King Crab Price Update 2022
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  1. How do you know its Alskan red king crab?
    It does not say on the label, ask Costco why they are omitting this info?
    Is it really Alaskan or Russian,………..

    1. Red king crab comes from the Bering sea (and bordering waters) – and there’s a ban on importing seafood from Russia so where else would it come from? I’d be surprised to learn Costco was illegally importing seafood, but I suppose anything is possible…

    1. We review and feature products from Costco, but we don’t sell anything – check with the meat department or customer service at your local store to find out what is available locally πŸ™‚ Thanks and hope you find them!!

  2. Went to two different stores in my area in the last two days. Crab legs at one store were $44.99per pound . At the other store they were $29.99. The first one was in a higher rent district than the second. I am not OK with this. Seems like discrimination of some sort. Yea, I know it is “crab legs” but it is the principle!!!!

    1. Wow that’s quite a difference – I wonder if the higher priced ones were red king crab and the lower were king crab – the “red” king crab is larger and tends to be pricier. They look quite similar and sometimes the differences are subtle and it’s easy to miss the labeling. Just a thought – because that does seem like a wild price delta but it could also be just the way it’s priced – I know there is some differences in pricing but it’s not usually that much from my experience. I hear you on the principle – and hope other items don’t have such a wide difference eek!!

    1. I dont have access to inventory – the best way to find out is to ask at the front register where you pick up gift cards (past the checkout) – they can see if they’re on order or expected.

  3. We need Crab Legs for New Years Cippino dish ….
    need at least #2 or possibly #3 depending on the price …. max .

    1. You can ask at the meat and seafood department if they can package one smaller for you – if you catch them while they’re packing the crab legs they MIGHT honor the request – but otherwise you won’t likely find small packages with only 2-3 legs in them at Costco. The smallest ones in my store tend to have 6 at least. It doesn’t hurt to ask though!

  4. Costco Busineess Center had them on 12/18/23 for $199.99 for a 10lb box. The other brand was $429- Going to give these a try, hope they are good!

    1. Apologies I don’t have that info – next time you’re in-store stop by the desk near the registers (where you’d pick up items like gift cards or the expensive booze) and they can look it up and tell you if they’re on order at your location, or if another nearby might have them. If you have a Costco Business Center they usually have the 10lb boxes of them frozen – but I know those aren’t everywhere but just in case πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed your store gets them!

  5. Kalamazoo Mi said they are not available this year. They’ve migrated into colder water and can’t be caught. True??

    1. Interesting – I have no idea about the migration but I can tell you that we have them here on the West Coast (Los Angeles) and other stores have reported having them – its possible the quantities available were limited (for that reason) and so distribution just went to certain stores – but I actually don’t know the official answer to that. I’ll add that if I hear more about it!

  6. I Get the King crab every year from Costco. They r the best was worried didn’t see them Saturday when I went to Costco on Grant. Was worried it’s our family’s traditional Christmas dinner. Last year were super big and amazing. Fingers crossed 🀞

    1. I hope you find it on your next Costco run! They are not as large as last year’s – not going to lie – but they still look good! When they put them out they don’t put a lot out at my store – if you shop in the evening after work time you might be sure to ask because it may also be that they’re selling out. Fingers crossed it’s not just in my region and you find it soon! let me know!

    1. Apologies, I don’t know which one would have it – I would suggest asking at the front of the store if they can look up the local stores and tell you if any have it. Just beyond the checkout registers there is a desk (where you pick up things like gift cards and expensive booze) and they can usually see all the local inventory, as well as what’s on order.

  7. We would like to order the king crab legs for Christmas Eve this year. Can we pre-order? Manteca, California location.
    Thank you!

    1. You can ask in the meat department but I don’t think you can pre-order the king crab. I would suggest that also ask if they have any that’s still frozen, then you can just buy it now and store in the freezer and have it in advance – crab is all cooked frozen on the ship so it’s no difference to do it that way.

  8. We did not find the large box of king crab at the Pflugerville TX location this week. We would love to find it before Christmas.

    1. Did they have crab legs in small packs in the deli? Sometimes they’ll sell you a 10 lb box from the back still frozen. My store hasn’t had the big frozen boxes in a long time – just recently the small packs came back to the deli. THey’re not a huge as they used to be – but they still look good to me and are almost half the price they were before – so not too shabby πŸ™‚ Hope you find them!

  9. $22.99/lb is not a “SUPER DEAL” given all those big nasty strong tasting knuckles pieces that no one wants left on their crab legs. Really consider what is actually being sold and what you are actually receiving for $22.99/lb. Look at all those big knuckle pieces along with all those tiny pointed pieces on the leg that contain zero crab meat. No Thanks!

  10. $22.99/lb for those small diameter crab legs is outright theft. Costco should be ashamed, very seriously and more than likely cancelling my membership over it. Their membership is providing less and less benefits monthly.

    1. They’re definitely not impressive, I’ll agree with you on that!! Where do you buy crab that makes these a bad deal – that’s a genuine question – I’d love to know the best place to get them! From my experience, even at their smaller size and knuckles, $22/lb is about half what they were before so that doesn’t seem too bad to me – but I’d really love to know where I can get a better deal though – so please do share!! As for the membership – I get a huge value from mine, but then again I write this blog so I’m sure it’s all relative to how many and which services you use – if you travel and don’t use Costco travel I definitely suggest checking out their travel deals before you depart! I also really like Sam’s Club truth be told. If you have one nearby it’s a cheaper membership and lots of comparable items πŸ™‚

  11. Looking to purchase several Alaskan King Crab legs for Thanksgiving. Large size requested. Ready to purchase now.. Please contact.

    1. I’d suggest you call your local Costco and inquire if they’ll have them in-store and what the current price is. We report on all our Costco finds and review products, however we do not sell any products. You need to contact Costco directly for that. Thanks for visiting and hope you are able to find them!

  12. Hi there. I have been desperately searching for the Red King crab legs for sale at a realistic price anywhere around here in Olympia, WA. I would absolutely ❀️ if someone could verify some locations

  13. I think I was scammed, just ordered 15 pound box of lobster tails from Costco ad ……… Your payment of USD 93.00 has been approved and the transaction will appear as moireus on your bank statement.
    The ad seems legit. Do I just wait and see. I get 15 pounds of lobster tails for $93.00

    1. Every year there are new scams via social media ads that use the Costco and Kirkland names (as well as other wholesale clubs, food websites and reputable retailers) and they get better and better each year at both the ad design and mocking up a website that looks legit. The 10 lb boxes of lobster tail in store at Costco cost $200, and it’s always cheaper in-store than with shipping (dry ice is very costly, and shipments must be overnight which is also very costly). So if I had to guess, I’d say 99.9% chance it was a scam based on the price, the weird confirm about another name and that it was via an ad. But I cannot say for sure, of course. If it were me, I would call your credit card company right away. I’m so sorry, it happens to people every year, and social media platforms should be monitoring ads better than they are! I hope I’m wrong!

    2. Don’t hold your breath. You got scammed. They prey on greed. My Nephew pays more than that at Restaurant wholesale.

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