Crabs in Baltimore - HELP!
- Island Nomad May 29, 2008 05:44 AM
I'm going to be in Baltimore this weekend just for one night and I have been craving crabs for months. My Dad grew up on the Bay and I just miss visiting Grandma and having my mallet, newspaper on the table, Old Bay, butter and just plain great crabs.
So, with that said I need your help. I have scoured the boards, reviews, postings - anything I can find to point me in the right direction. So far the top three seem to be Bo Brooks, Bill's Terrace and Costas. I've seen so many mixed reviews for all three that I just can't pull the trigger. Here's the catch (no pun intended) - I'm going with a friend that has never picked crabs before and I want to make sure that the first experience is really great.
We'll be staying in Inner Harbor, but I don't mind driving for good crabs - no too far, but if it's really that good I'll make the trip. We're going to the O's game Saturday night, hang around town for a better part of the day Sunday and then the long drive back.
Thanks in advance for the help - I really, truly appreciate it.
We're doing the same thing! and I'm orignally from the NOVA area and crabs are my fondest memories. I know right now they are expensive (though they have been for years) and it is soft shell season.
Any way, we're headed to Riva, MD and Mike's Crab House. Went last year and had such a great time we're going back.
If I had to choose between Mr. Bill's and Costas, I'd pick Mr. Bill's without batting an eye. I think their crabs are better, and I think like their atmosphere better.
Costas isn't a bad second choice, but it's just wrong for a crabhouse to have carpeting. There's just something about Mr. Bill's that I like more.