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Crabs inside the beltway

Stacys Aug 16, 2008 03:53 PM

Where can I get good crabs inside the beltway? Preferably Md or DC. Eat in or take home. I haven't had them all summer and I can feel my Marylandness slipping away......

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    MarcDC Aug 17, 2008 07:54 PM

    Definitely Bethesda Crab House for inside the Beltway

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      Hadacol Aug 17, 2008 07:55 AM

      Johnny's Half Shell has this killer crab dish, Sabine Pass Crabs, and if you go during happy hours, you can get em cheap. It's a pretty stunning dish.

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      1. re: Hadacol
        Stacys Aug 17, 2008 06:01 PM

        We ended up getting two dozen males @ $15 per dozen. They were small but tasty and we had enough leftover to make a couple of crab cakes

      2. Dennis S Aug 17, 2008 06:59 AM

        Traditionally the answers are:
        - Bethesda Crab House
        - Dancing Crab in Tenleytown (not sure if they're still open, though)
        - Steamers (Bethesda)
        -Quarterdeck (Rosslyn)

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          NativeCharlestonian Aug 16, 2008 04:23 PM

          I recommend Blue Point Crab House in Baltimore (there are 2 separate locations around Baltimore). It's take home, but the crabs are great as are their other items such as crab cakes, crab pretzels (a must try), and sides.

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          1. re: NativeCharlestonian
            Stacys Aug 16, 2008 04:55 PM

            sorry - should have been more specifc. I'm looking for something inside the DC beltway. I'm too lazy to drive too far tomorrow!

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