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May 27, 2009 10:56 AM

Baltimore- crabs yet?

We have to take our son to Hopkins for day-long evaluation tomorrow and we'd like to reward him (and us) with some crabs for an early dinner. I know it's a little early in the season-anywhere we could get some? Softshell or hardshell, either would be fab.

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  1. Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn in Essex. People will recommend Obrycki's but it's an overpriced tourist trap.

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    1. re: hon

      Thanks Hon-but how far out of town is that? We're coming up from VA. It's already a 100-mile one-way trip, so we don't want to go too much farther.
      Is there an opinion on Bo's?

      1. re: Missy

        Missy -- if you want to stick with soft-shell rather than hard-shell, a number of restaurants near downtown are participating in "Soft Shell Crab Week" this week. See here for details:

        1. re: Missy

          It's like 15 minutes from the hospital. Bo Brooks is OK, I find them overpriced and touristy.

          1. re: hon

            So Bo Brooks and Obrycki's are out? Oh, Noooooo! It's Mr. Bill's!!!! ;-)