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Where to get Crabs in Baltimore

Updated on September 9, 2012

Maryland Blue Crabs

get crabs in baltimore
get crabs in baltimore

Best Seafood: Crabs in Baltimore

Maryland is known as the "Crab Capital of the World" and you should check out the fine delicious blue crabs as it has some of the best seafood restaurants in Baltimore. It is worth visiting Baltimore just for the authentic Chesapeake Bay blue crab feast. Sitting around the table with a plateful of blue crabs in front of you and a bucket to throw the discards is a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends.

Crab feasts are not just crabs. In addition to hot steamed blue crabs, the feast also includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chargrilled chicken, beverages, all beef hot dogs, corn on the cob and a fine salad bar with a fruit bar filled with juicy watermelon slices.

best seafood restaurants in baltimore
best seafood restaurants in baltimore

Best Seafood restaurants in Baltimore

 1. Obrycki’s Crab House and Seafood Restaurant
Open since 1944, this historic Obrycki’s Crab House restaurant in Baltimore specializes in spiced Maryland blue crabs. Dishes are pricey here, but there is a lot on their menu that you can find on their website. From spicy crab soup to crab cakes to crab soups, cooks up varieties of crab to suit  everyone's taste. Buttery clams casino, small round versions of the deviled crab cake entrée, fried clam strips and shrimp steamed in the spicy crab seasoning and deep-fried shrimp stuffed with crab meat  are some of the popular menu items.

2. Captain James Landing - Crab House By the Bay

Easily accessible from Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor. A great place to relax and enjoy the best of seafood. Highlights include Chesapeake Bay Country Crab Cakes, Imperial Stuffed Chicken and Black Angus Filet Mignon. Available only from Mondays to Thursdays, the best seafood restaurant in Baltimore offers "All you can eat Steamed Blue Crabs" buffet within 2 hours. Crab feast includes Maryland Crab Soup, Fresh Steamed Corn-on-the-cob, Fried Chicken wings, homemade coleslaw, BBQ Baby Back ribs, potato salad with a lot of steamed crabs.

Baltimore dungeness  crabs
Baltimore dungeness crabs

3. Blue Sea Grill Seafood restaurant in Baltimore
Located in Baltimore at the Restaurant row in Market Place is the premiere seafood restaurant in Baltimore recently named as one of the "Top 50 Best Restaurants in Baltimore" by Baltimore Magazine. Immersing diners in various hues of blue, the interior allows patrons to make a personal connection with the sea. With dining environments varying from the fun and casual to the tailored and sedate, Blue Sea Grill offers something cool, fresh and raw for everyone.

4. L.P. Steamers
This great restaurant in Baltimore offers "roof-top dining" on their "Crab Deck." South Baltimore, Steamed Crabs and Cold Beer all go together. And, there is no better place to find this great combination than at L. P. Steamers Crab House in South Baltimore. The fun and relaxing atmosphere, the cordiality of Bud, Beverly and crew, and the convenient location on Fort Avenue, across from the Little League field, just before you get to Fort McHenry, combine to make your crab-picking a pleasure.

5. Phillips Harborplace Restaurant
Located in the Inner Harbor’s Light Street Pavilion, Phillips’ famous all-you-can-eat seafood buffet features a spectacular selection of fresh seafood, regional specialties and non-seafood options is another great place to get crabs in Baltimore. Buffet Prices: Weekday Lunch $16.99; Weekend & Dinner $24.99 . You can get your validated parking at the InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel. The Harborplace restaurant is an ideal stop-off for Harborplace Pavilion shoppers, Camden Yards fans, and aquarium-goers. Offering great harbor views and live music, Phillips prepares every type of seafood imaginable and wins special raves for their crab and lobster sauté, all-you-can-eat buffet, and delicious Baltimore oysters.

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      lenny 4 years ago

      were can u eat ,all u can eat dungess crab n Baltimore,md

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      Alan 5 years ago

      I love blue crabs too. All of the places that you listed are good. especially Cantler's. Why is there a picture labeled Baltimore dungeness crabs? They aren't from Baltimore!

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      Carolyn well 6 years ago

      Kent island seafood harford county got the best crabs in harford county

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      Patuj 6 years ago

      I agree..... Blue Claw Crabs are Awesome! There is also a restaurant in Philadelphia called "Dinardos" they serve the most WONDERFUL GARLIC CRABS in the WORLD!!!!!

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      webstudio2ucom 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      crabs are just fantastic) taste really great

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      Paul Fuller 7 years ago

      Uhm.. definitely gain some credibility by not showing a pic of west coast Dungeness crabs and labeling it "Baltimore crabs".

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      gss 8 years ago from Florida

      Ah yes, another Blue Crab lover... they taste great!

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      BeautySpeaks 8 years ago from Prince Georges County, Maryland

      I'm a native Marylander...and crabs...such a delight.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I went to Baltimore earlier this year, ate the best crab legs ever!! yumm


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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      I'm with James on this one, I thought this was about a girl named Betty or something like that when I read the title.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      When I saw the title, I thought you were going to say Motel 6 there for a second!

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      travelerhubs 8 years ago from USA

      I am a seafood lover too...especially crabs. Spicy whole blue crabs look very delicious. Thanks for stopping by.

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      I love crabs, and these look lovely..