With the Chesapeake Bay as a focal point of the state, Maryland is one of the prime spots for fresh crab in America. Whether you like yours fried, steamed or made into a cake, the crab options in Maryland are truly world class. Here are the 10 best places to get crab in the state.
Number one on Eater Washington D.C.’s list of “Crab Houses Worth the Drive,” Captain Billy’s Crab House is located right on the Potomac River. Choose from fresh stuffed mushrooms with crab, snow crab legs, crab bombs, crusty crab pizza… you get the picture.
Phillips Seafood is “a century old Maryland tradition that is always a memorable dining experience,” according to the Maryland state website. In their hundred years, they’ve grown to six locations stretching from Baltimore to Ocean City. We suggest ordering one of the classics: the Hoopers Island crab cakes.
Locust Point Steamers in Baltimore, Maryland, is a critically-acclaimed seafood restaurant with incredible views from its rooftop spot. Hot steamed crabs are served year-round and come in small, medium, large, and jumbo sizes.
Named one of the Washingtonian’s “11 Best Crab Houses to Eat at Around the Chesapeake Bay,” Woody’s Crab House offers the same hospitality and deliciousness as when it opened 25 years ago. Can’t make it in person? Order their crab cakes online.
Since 1961, Bethesda Crab House has offered shrimp, crab cakes, Alaskan king, snow crab legs, and Maryland blue crab. Bethesda’s is one of Food and Wine Magazine’s best spots for crab.
Kentmorr Restaurant is known for their family-friendly environment, incredible views on the pier, and mouthwatering crab. They’ve been perfecting their crab preparations since 1954. Order the Kentmorr Famous Crab Pretzel to start.
G&M Restaurant in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has consistently been one of the best Maryland crab spots for over 40 years. Whether you come into the restaurant, buy online, or have them cater your next event, you always know you’re getting quality with G&M.
Harris Crab House is a low-frills crab and seafood joint. They’re situated right on the Eastern Shore and buy their seafood locally from over 300 fishermen. Everything you order will be as fresh as can be.
The Point Crab House and Grill is a multi-award-winning crab house, having been named the Reader’s Choice by the Capital for multiple years in a row. The casual restaurant sits right on the water, making for a scenic spot to enjoy a fresh seafood meal.
Waterman’s Crab House is Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s winner of the Best of the Bay 2017 award. They host several events a year, have a fully working dock out front, and have scrumptious steamed crabs.