Fabian 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 and going into October. Crawfish are in season from Spring into June. Red Snapper is available until the quota is caught.
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 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, send us an email.
Steve Fabian, Dan Fabian, John Murphy, Jose Gallardo, Justin Gian, Jeremy Chamberlin, Mike Nielsen, Tanya Fabian and Betty Fabian