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Kid friendly Crab House in Inner Harbor or just off I95?

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We have family coming down to NoVA to visit in a few wks and we have traditionally bought a bushel of crabs at the DC waterfront but we figured it might be fun to go to a crab house this year and drive up w/them towards NYC.

I know crabs are a popular subject but we are looking for some place that will be open around lunchtime on Sunday and w/o a long wait or takes reservations as we have 3 kids between the ages of 1 and 3 who don't do well w/long waits.

We're planning to go to the Baltimore Aquarium afterwards so anywhere nearby or anyplace just off of I95 would work well. Are local crabs being served yet?

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  1. Bo Brooks is a 5-10 minute drive from the Aquarium in Canton, just on the East side of the Harbor. Good crabs, nice atmosphere on the water, and an extensive menu outside of crabs as well (and a kids menu).

    Probably not local crabs yet, though.

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    1. re: DanielK

      Thanks for the tip. I've seen Bo Brooks mentioned a lot on the board. What are their crab prices? Didn't see that on their website.

      1. re: ffxjack

        Went there last night - good time. $53/doz for large and $81/doz for extra large.

        Call ahead to reserve a table outside.

        1. re: ffxjack

          Crab prices change every day depending on supply and wholesale cost, so most crab houses don't post the prices online.

          Prices have been running high this season - the prices that MilliVanilli posted for BB seem comparable to other places.

      2. Stoney Creek Inn is off of 695 in Curtis Bay. It is a little out of the way, but they have great crabs, very cheap. You can even get "light dozens" for about $10 most of the time. They are very kid friendly and have great food and service.

        LP Steamers in Locust Point is much closer and very good.