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 some of the best steamed crabs in Maryland because after all, it’s not every day that you can make your way to the eastern shore. Check out the best crab restaurant in Maryland closest to you and enjoy!


There are actually hundreds of crab restaurants and carryout spots around Maryland so this list just scratches the surface of the best crabs in Maryland. Let us know what places YOU would add to the list! Who do you think makes the best steamed crabs in Maryland? Let’s make the comments section below a virtual crab directory. For gorgeous water views as you dine, plan a visit to Hemingway’s.

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Best Steamed Crabs In Maryland

Where can I find the best seafood in Maryland?

For some of the best seafood in Maryland tucked in one of the most unexpected of places (in a former gas station), look no further than Richard’s Fish and Crabs in Bel Air. A peek at the menu is sure to get your mouth watering. It’s bursting with such popular seafood dishes as freshly-steamed crabs, shrimp, oysters, and crab cakes. Kent Island Crab Company, in Pasadena, is also counted among one of the best seafood restaurants in Maryland. The unassuming shop sells a wide assortment of seafood – from crabs and shrimp to mussels, oysters, and clams.

Are there any waterfront restaurants in Maryland?

  • Macky's Bayside Bar and Grill
  • Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant

Pair your meal with gorgeous water views when you visit one of the many waterfront restaurants in Maryland. Sit right on the sand, for example, at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill in Ocean City. Dig into a delicious meal of the fresh fish of the day, Maryland-style crabs, or vegetable kabobs. The beachfront restaurant also serves authentic Texas BBQ ribs. While you’re in Ocean City, plan a visit to Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant, which boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant serves such tasty dishes as lobster tail, shrimp scampi, and filet mignon.

What are the best hidden gem restaurants in Maryland?

  • Bullock's Family Restaurant

Discovering a hidden gem restaurant in Maryland is kind of like hitting the lottery. At the very least, we might uncover our newest favorite restaurant. Bullock’s Family Restaurant, in rural Westminster, earns rave reviews as a hidden gem steakhouse. Tucked in the middle of nowhere, the restaurant serves such tasty dishes as T-bone steak, chopped sirloin, and roast beef. You might also want to try the finger-licking good fried chicken. Before you leave the restaurant, stop by the meat market and pick up some fresh meat to go.

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