Bethesda Crab House
4958 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20815
Stuck between DC and Baltimore and don’t know where to turn for crabs? You may have a spot right in your back yard. Bethesda Crab house gives you that all you can eat crab feast experience and has been doing it since 1961. You may not get to works when it comes to sides, but if you just want to gorge yourself in crab meat, I suggest this spot.
4 5640 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
This place may not be aesthetically appealing, but when you wander into the back and see the number of people sitting with brown paper covering the table, you know why they’re here: The crabs. It’s very reasonably priced and the crabs may not be the biggest, but they are full of flavor and the trays keep coming and coming.
Captain Pell’s Fairfax Crab House
10195 Fairfax Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Captain Pell’s is a seafood staple in Northern Virginia. The crabs are decent size and seasoned to perfection. If you’re from Maryland, you may have to pinch yourself because you may forget you’re in the Commonwealth.
Harris Crab House
433 Kent Narrow Way
Grasonville, MD 21638
It may seem out of the way, but Harris Crab House is one of the best places to dig in for crabs. Located on the Eastern Shore over right over the Kent Narrows Bridge, this crab house offers beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay while giving you large sized crabs right from the water. If you have a boat, Harris’ allows you to pull right up to the pier, dock it, and enjoy a filling all you can eat crab feast.
Catch them, Steam them yourself
Nothing tastes better than the crabs you catch yourself from the Chesapeake Bay. Get yourself some crab pots and some chicken necks and get out on the boat. When you get back, you can season and steam them to your liking. Something just tastes better when you’re eating freshly caught crabs from the Bay. Trust me.