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 where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC?

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coconutgoddess

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where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Thu, 09/11/08 5:05 PM (permalink)
And I am not looking for fancy, just fresh, and PLENTIFUL! Thanks in advance!
 
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    Scorereader

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    RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Thu, 09/11/08 9:55 PM (permalink)
    crab houses are, by definition, not fancy.

    Cantler's in Annapolis, MD
    Bethesda Crab House in Bethesda, MD (metro accessible)
    Mike's in Riva, MD
    Market Inn in DC (metro accessible)
    Ernie's Carb House in Alexandria, VA (metro accessible)
     
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      signman

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      RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 6:43 AM (permalink)
      Here's more places than you'd ever want to know about. Just bring plenty of money.

      http://www.baltimoregrows.com/2008/07/11/marylands-best-crab-houses/

      http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/crabhouses/crab_map.htm

       
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        rmaleh

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        RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 7:27 AM (permalink)
        Steamers or Cameron's in Bethesda

        Cantler's in the above post is really the most fun, best taste and best view...get there early though and spend the afternoon sitting on the deck over the water getting crabs and beers!
         
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          MetroplexJim

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          RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 8:04 AM (permalink)
          The Quarterdeck in Arlington, VA never disappoints. It's only a mile from the Roosevelt Bridge and it abuts Ft. Myer and Arlington Cemetary.

          http://www.qdrest.com/QuarterdeckMenu.pdf

          http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=quarterdeck+arlington&fb=1&view=text&latlng=8795434954617734733
           
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            NYNM

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            RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 8:46 AM (permalink)
            I have been to a good one in Rock Hall, MD, next to Chestertown on the Eastern Shore.

            Don't recall the name but it was easy to find as Rock Hall was small and it was right on the water. Lots of families, crackin' them crabs
             
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              NYNM

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              RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 8:59 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by NYNM

              I have been to a good one in Rock Hall, MD, next to Chestertown on the Eastern Shore.

              Don't recall the name but it was easy to find as Rock Hall was small and it was right on the water. Lots of families, crackin' them crabs


              I did a little research for you, since I noticed that most of the places listed are near Baltimore, and the place I have in mind is on the other side of the Bay. Here it is, the name is Watermens Crab House, the website shows the "down to earth" (or "down to sea" kind of place it is

              http://www.watermanscrabhouse.com/home/

              (if you can
              stand the music..)

              Also, on Rock Hall itself http://www.rockhallmd.com/

              Also I noticed that they are having the Annual Rock Hall Seafood Festival on Oct. 25 & 26. Now, that sounds worth giving a try!! Maybe I'll drive down myself from NY. It's so nice and laid back there.
               
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                jaylhorner

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                RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 9:13 AM (permalink)
                Just returned from Baltimore and another meal at L P Steamers. Nothing fancy, but good crabs and a fun time.
                 
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                  Ivyhouse

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                  RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 9:18 AM (permalink)
                  I second Mike's in Riva, MD., and I also second the comment about crab houses not being fancy. Do not wear anything that you will mind getting crab residue on, and give yourself plenty of time -- 2-3 hours. Except for the very skilled (which I am definitely not), picking crabs is time-consuming, and is meant to be enjoyed at a slower pace.
                   
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                    KOK

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                    RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 10:55 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by jaylhorner

                    Just returned from Baltimore and another meal at J P Steamers. Nothing fancy, but good crabs and a fun time.
                    Was that L P Steamers on Fort Avenue, not far from Fort McHenry? Excellent place!
                     
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                      jaylhorner

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                      RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 10:31 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by KOK

                      quote:
                      Originally posted by jaylhorner

                      Just returned from Baltimore and another meal at J P Steamers. Nothing fancy, but good crabs and a fun time.
                      Was that L P Steamers on Fort Avenue, not far from Fort McHenry? Excellent place!

                      Yes... L P
                       
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                        juanito_mandujano

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                        RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Fri, 09/12/08 10:46 PM (permalink)
                        Just got back from MD and my buddy bought us some crabs from this place and they were really really good!!!

                        NICK'S FARM & CRAB MARKET
                        3720 Southwestern Blvd.
                        Baltimore, MD 21229
                        (410) 525-1022

                        Call ahead of time and they will take care of you!
                         
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                          Davwud

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                          RE: where to go for steamed blue crabs in MD or DC? Wed, 07/27/11 12:09 PM (permalink)
                          MetroplexJim


                          The Quarterdeck in Arlington, VA never disappoints. It's only a mile from the Roosevelt Bridge and it abuts Ft. Myer and Arlington Cemetary.

                          http://www.qdrest.com/QuarterdeckMenu.pdf

                          http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=quarterdeck+arlington&fb=1&view=text&latlng=8795434954617734733

                          We just ate there Saturday and in a word....AWESOME. Hot summer night on the patio with piles of crabs and Yuengling on tap to wash them down. It doesn't get any better.
                           
                           
                           
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