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Crabs between DC/Philly?

JohnSmith2 May 15, 2009 03:58 PM

Hi everyone, I'm driving between Philly and DC and am looking for a good place to have crabs along the way. Preferably as close to the highway as possible so we don't have to take a detour. Nothing fancy, just the standard old bay / steamed would be great. Thanks!

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    bordeauxfan RE: JohnSmith2 May 16, 2009 06:30 AM

    The best crabhouses in the Baltimore area are on the east side of town. Do a search on this board for Bills and Costas, and you'll get more in-depth reviews for them and others. None are too far off 95 North of downtown B'more.

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      hon RE: JohnSmith2 May 16, 2009 06:41 AM

      Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn in Essex, on Eastern Avenue which is an exit off of 95!

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        deangold RE: JohnSmith2 May 16, 2009 07:33 AM

        My favorite for crabs is LP Steamers.

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          abovethewaves RE: deangold May 16, 2009 08:43 AM

          LP Steamers is not good plus the place is filthy.

          Try Canton Dockside...minutes off 95 in Baltimore. Great big crabs and a nice deck to eat them on.

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            hon RE: abovethewaves May 16, 2009 09:07 AM

            I 2nd that about LP Steamers, yuck.
            The crabs I've had at Canton Dockside have been very hit or miss.

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              deangold RE: hon May 16, 2009 11:54 AM

              I've eaten at LP Steamers many a time and never had on issue with quality or cleanliness. It is a dive. But opinions may differ.

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          Hue RE: JohnSmith2 May 16, 2009 10:03 AM

          There is a nice place on Rte 40 (which parallels I-95,)just above Joppatown MD called
          Baldwins.it's on the west side of Rte 40. Usually good crabs at a reasonable price and the ambience you are looking for!!

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            vivinator RE: JohnSmith2 May 16, 2009 10:05 AM

            Woody's crab house in North East, MD

            never been here but has a good rep. it ma be more noted for ccakes?

            per google maps about 3 mi off I95


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              Ellen RE: vivinator May 16, 2009 03:29 PM

              Woodys is the place. About 5 minutes off 95 on Main Street. Very easy to find. Good beers too. I've only gotten crab cakes there but wouldn't hesitate to go for crabs.

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