Non-touristy affordable crabhouse in Baltimore?
My husband and I are spending the day in Baltimore this Sunday for our anniversary and want to go to a non-touristy, not too pricey crabhouse in Baltimore that serves crabs for lunch (Mr. Bill's is only open for dinner). I've been doing some research on the internet and have come up with LP Steamer's as a possibility. Does anyone have some other choices (or feedback on LP Steamer's)? It would be great if we could find a place where we could get less than a dozen crabs. I usually only wind up eating 2 or 3. Thanks in advance!
Throw the "not too pricey" notion out the window!
I am not a big fan of LP Steamers so I can't recommend it. The Crab deck at Captain James Landing has pretty decent crabs but they are pricey. They open I think at 2pm. Bo Brooks is another option because I am pretty sure they are open for lunch but they are very touristy since they are right on the water (Captain James Landing is on the water too for that matter). You can always just order a half dozen most places.
I would also advise against LP Steamers, although they're really great and 'down home-y" there and there's a great view from the 3rd floor deck.
I would strongly second the rec for Costas.
Nick's seafood in Cross Street Market is open on Sunday's. Not a crab house per se but should fit your request.
Hi--I live near LP Steamers--it is a local, good spot, but better yet, try Nick's Seafood also in the Locust Point area. COSTA's Inn is also a family favorite for crabs. Pricey, but worth it!
I just thought of this:
for some reason, it doesn't get much attention here, but it's really great. as far your questions as ordering less than a dozen, that's generally not a problem for the groups I eat with, but you can always bring crabs home. I think most people allow you to order 6....although that's something I almost never do!