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May 16, 2009 03:46 PM

Crabs in Arlington/DC area

Looking for a place for GOOD crabs! Brown paper places are fine, as long as the crabs are good and big. We'er staying in Arlington, and don't want to travel too far. And the place needs to be open on Sunday night. Thanks!

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  1. Not quite Arlington, but I'm a fan of Captain Pell's in Fairfax.

    Not sure of a good Arlington crab house.

    1. Quarterdeck is the only one I know of.

      1. The Quarterdeck in Rosslyn (Arlington). It won't win any awards for ambience, but the crabs are usually pretty good and it's open on Sundays. Call ahead to reserve.

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        1. re: jaydreb

          Third for Quarterdeck, and just in case you want something in addition to crabs, order the mesquite shrimp.

          1. re: Steve

            Recently had crabs at Quarterdeck on a Sunday evening (it was packed). Ate outside, weather was nice. It would be great if they banned smoking (which seriously detracts from any dinner unless you are the smoker), but we still enjoyed the crabs which were deliciously messy. Had the mesquite shrimp as well and I would second that suggestion. We will definitely return.

        2. Maine Avenue Fish market - this is the real deal.

          1100 Maine Ave SW
          Washington, DC 20024
          (202) 484-2722