Maryland is the blue crab capital of the world so it’s no surprise that you can find steamed crabs almost anywhere in the state. From fancy sit-down eateries to laid-back waterside shacks and carryout-only spots, the Old Line State is chock-full of perfectly steamed crabs — you just have to know where to look. Today we’re featuring crabby spots around the state because after all, it’s not every day that you can make your way to the eastern shore. Check out the one/s closest to you and enjoy!
1. Cantler's Riverside Inn (Annapolis)
This hidden restaurant has the added bonus of a rustic riverside location. Order however many crabs you'd like and chow down next to the water.
Address: 458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409
2. The Crab Place (Crisfield)
This appropriately named company is known for their summertime crab cruises that are full of spicy fun. You can also order their crabs (and other seafood) online, bringing the goodness of Maryland right to your door.
Address: 504 Maryland Ave, Crisfield, MD 21817
3. Westpointe Crab House (Frederick)
Locals love this spot for their perfectly steamed crabs that are full of seasoning. This place is carryout only so call in your order and bring your beautiful bushel home to your family, making for a delicious summertime meal.
Address: 1440 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21702
4. Moe's Crabs & Seafood Carryout (Accokeek)
The crabs here are known to be heavy so you'll always feel like you're getting your money's worth. This place is also for carryout so put in your order and prepare for a tasty feast at the comfort of your own home or nearby park.
Address: 710 Accokeek Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607
5. Captain Dan's Crab House (Eldersburg)
Have a seat inside this strip mall eatery and fill your tummy with delicious crabs. This spot often has specials, so stay up to date on their social media pages to save some dollars.
Address: 2021 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, MD 21784
6. L.P. Steamers (Baltimore)
You can order an assortment of seafood at this rowhome eatery or simply stick to a whole lot of steamed crabs. Spend hours picking away, and during nice weather, be sure to have a seat on the rooftop deck.
Address: 1100 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
7. Richard's Fish & Crabs (Bel Air)
This former gas station is now a carryout gem that is loved by local residents. It's decently priced and never disappoints. The steamed crabs are heavily spiced so for those who like a kick, this is for you!
Address: 2201 E Churchville Rd Bel Air, MD 21015
8. T.L. Morris (Trappe)
This seafood shack is located along the Choptank River and steams up crabs daily. You can choose to carryout or enjoy your hearty meal at one of the picnic tables right by the water.
Address: 1606 Marina Dr B, Trappe, MD 21673
9. Crab Stop (Ocean City)
There are so many crab restaurants in Ocean City that to pick just one is an impossible feat. The Crab Stop stands out because it's not fancy but has some of the best crabs for carryout in the area. Currently, it also has a perfect five star review on Google - very rare, indeed.
Address: 1511 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
10. Crabs To Go (Berlin)
Take your crabs to go or sit outside on the patio during a beautiful day. This spot is great for hanging out and taking your time.
Address: 11247 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, MD 21811
11. Trout's House Seafood (McHenry)
Vacationing in the Deep Creek Lake area? You can still find blue crabs if you know where to look. Trout's House Seafood will give you a bushel to steam yourself if you'd like, or they can also do the job themselves. Take your crabs to go and dine lakeside in the area.
Address: 2347 Deep Creek Dr McHenry, MD 21541
12. St. Michaels Crab and Steak House (St. Michaels)
Dine waterside at this eatery that's located right on Miles River. After partaking in many, many crabs, walk around the delightful town of St. Michaels to burn off those calories.
Address: 305 Mulberry St, St Michaels, MD 21663
13. Lindy's Seafood (Woolford)
This unassuming spot does carryout orders as well as wholesale (you may have spotted their hand-picked lump crab meat in local stores like Wegmans). Prices are decent, making for a pleasant and delectable experience in the Cambridge area.
Address: 1548 Taylors Island Rd, Woolford, MD 21677
14. JB Seafood (Myersville)
This carryout spot steams to order - and caters as well! Need a crab feast and other seafood essentials for a family reunion or wedding? This local gem has got you covered.
Address: 308 Main St, Myersville, MD 21773
15. Crabtowne USA (Glen Burnie)
Rounding out the list is a restaurant that's so much more than just crabs. Certain days of the week, Crabtowne USA offers all-you-can-eat, and they also have an arcade room! After feasting on your blue crab meal, burn off that energy while playing dozens of nostalgic pinball games.
Address: 4028, 1500 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
There are actually hundreds of crab restaurants and carryout spots around Maryland so this list just scratches the surface. Let us know what places YOU would add to the list! Let’s make the comments section below a virtual crab directory 🙂