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Shrimp Fresh, shell-on, headless shrimp is the main product that we carry and we have over 35 years experience in handling it! All of our shrimp are Domestic Wild-Caught (not farmed raised)!
Usually our trucks will have 3 or 4 different sizes available and you can buy any amount you want.   Flavorful and firm, Gulf shrimp can be fried, stuffed, baked, boiled with spices, stir-fried or grilled.
Blue Crab Meat Our fresh blue crab meat is domestic and comes in 1 lb containers, fully cooked and picked. It is hand-picked so it may contain some pieces of shell or cartilage; remove any that may be present before use. The season usually starts in May and goes into October, though sometimes it may not be available due to weather factors. Prices vary according to supply. The most popular dish is crab cakes.
Oysters
Our oysters are shucked and sold in both pints and quarts. All of our oysters come from state approved waters and shucked in licensed and inspected facilities. The oyster season runs from September into the beginning of May. The old adage of eating oysters only in months with an "R" was before the days of adequate refrigeration, but they do taste better in the colder months.
Crawfish
We sell partially-cooked crawfish tails from Louisiana, already peeled and deveined, so they are very easy to work with. Basically just add them to any dish and cook another couple of minutes. They have never been frozen and come in 1 pound vacuum-sealed bags. The season for crawfish is in the spring until the end of June.
Red Snapper
We bring fresh whole red snapper, already gutted. For years there has been a quota on how much can be caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Starting in 2007, the open snapper season was no longer the first ten days of each month until the quota was met.
Flounder Sometimes if we are lucky to find some, we bring up fresh whole flounder, already gutted. There are no boats that specifically fish for flounder so we don't have it so often. Mostly we get them from fishermen who gig them near the shore.  Flounder start coming in once the Gulf waters get cooler which is after we have a few cold fronts...usually in October. Sizes range between 1 lb and 4 lbs.

Fabian Seafood

"Seafood recipes"

Purveyors of Fresh Seafood since 1975

Never Frozen

"Fresh Seafood"

Specializing in truckload sales of seasonally available FRESH

Be Notified

"By Post Cards and by E-mail"

We sell in eleven states and in over a hundred cities and towns.

Specializing in truckload sales of seasonally available FRESH
-- NEVER FROZEN --
Gulf Coast seafood
Direct to the public since 1975   


fabian seafoodFabian Seafood is a small family business based in Galveston, Texas, which started in 1975, selling our fresh shrimp throughout most of Texas and Oklahoma from the back of pick-up trucks. Back then, we would buy the shrimp from the boats, ice them down, and drive overnight several hundred miles or more inland to sell them the very next day. Of course, lots of customers were skeptical, especially about buying from a truck in a parking lot. But after they tried our fresh shrimp and told their friends, our business grew. We started carrying other seafood products, but fresh shrimp is still our main product. 

Since 1977, we have transported our fresh shrimp and other fresh seafood in refrigerated trucks and, later also by air cargo, and have sold throughout the Midwest and Plains States direct to the consumer. Our selling areas include most of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Oklahoma, and some parts of Illinois, Indiana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas. We are fully licensed and inspected and take great care in ensuring that the seafood we sell is the freshest available. 

The Shrimp Season generally lasts from April into November and we are closed the rest of the year (if you try to contact us then, you may not get a reply until Spring). We also bring up Fresh Shucked Oysters in the Spring and again in the Fall. Fresh Blue Crabmeat is available starting in May. Crawfish are in season from April into June. Red Snapper is available usually in the Spring and again in the Fall, and Flounder start coming in once we get a few cold fronts in October. 

We do not post our schedules online as hurricanes and the weather can disrupt any planned sales 

We notify our customers a few days before each sale by discount post cards and also by e-mail. To receive dates and locations of sales near you, send us your address and we'll put you on the mailing list or just call us. In general, we sell in each city once every 3-4 weeks though in some places its every 6 weeks, depending on the route. 

Prices change according to the catches and all sizes are not available at all times. Much depends on the time of the season and on the weather conditions on the Gulf coast. 

We accept personal checks but do not accept credit cards!

Sorry, we don't ship any seafood to individuals!

And we do not have a retail store in Galveston!

We are a small family business so we don't have a full-time crew answering emails. Sometimes it is days before we have the time to read all the emails and answer everything. 

So for urgent questions, please call us in Galveston at (409) 765-9522.  We will be happy to answer any of your questions. 
Otherwise, for general questions, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    

Steve Fabian, Dan Fabian, John Murphy, Jose Gallardo, Justin Gian, Tanya Fabian and Betty Fabian   

Fabian Seafood Company
PO Box 1405
Galveston, TX 77553-1405 
409-765-9522
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