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Crab Crack

March 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Make sure you’re not wearing your Saturday best during this year’s Crab Crack on February 4th and March 4th at the Ely Elks Lodge, because attempting to be dainty is a losing strategy at this type of event. For most people, this is another great gathering at the table with some friends and family.

This event serves 500 pounds of crab that is shipped to Ocean Beauty Distributors in Salt Lake from Fishhawk Fisheries in Astoria, Oregon. Volunteers from the lodge drive to Salt Lake to pick up the frozen crab on Wednesday before the event. The crab is thawed and served at just the right temperature. Along with the crab, 60 pounds of coleslaw and 50 loaves of garlic bread, cocktail sauce and 39 pounds of melted butter is also served with dinner.

You arrive to your seat, and a plate of crab legs, a “crab cracker”, and bib awaits each guest.

$55 per ticket

$70 for steak and crab

You see many guests holding a conversation while cracking open crab legs, pulling the meat off with their hands popping it in their mouth and continuing on their journey of disassembling a crab leg for all of the meat it has to offer.  Some choose to wear the bib that is provided and others try to maintain their fashion trend by opting out on the bib option.

The volunteers keep circling the tables with bowls of crab, waiting for you to flag them over for another set of crab legs.

Contact Gale Bartlett for more information and tickets at 1(775) 293 – 0107. She can be contacted through the White Pine Chamber of Commerce.


March 4, 2023
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ely Elk’s Lodge
(775) 289-4904
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Ely Elk’s Lodge
694 Campton Street
Ely, NV 89301 United States
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(775) 289-4904
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