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Blue Crabs in the Annapolis Area

tinybluefrog Jul 8, 2011 09:27 AM

I have heard that blue crab is of abundance this year (?) and am thinking about taking some visitors to enjoy the MD tradition. We live in the metropolitan area and are wondering where best to go. Please suggest a nice place with super fresh crabs. THANK YOU!

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    MrsWheatie Jul 8, 2011 10:56 AM

    Cantler's. Get there early on weekends, they do not take reservations unless a group of 10 or more.


    Cantler's Riverside Inn
    458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409

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    1. re: MrsWheatie
      agarnett100 Jul 8, 2011 10:59 AM

      Cantlers or Harris Crab House

      Harris Crab House
      433 Kent Narrow Way N, Grasonville, MD 21638

    2. ktmoomau Jul 8, 2011 11:46 AM

      Or Mike's Crab House.

      Crab House
      305 Mulberry St, Saint Michaels, MD 21663

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      1. re: ktmoomau
        tinybluefrog Jul 8, 2011 04:27 PM

        Thank you for the suggestions and patience! So i guess things have not change. Those places (especially Cantler's) are still the best choices, eh? Thank you and we will give it a try!!

        1. re: tinybluefrog
          agarnett100 Jul 8, 2011 05:26 PM

          Change is always slow in Annapolis

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        dining with doc Jul 8, 2011 07:53 PM


        1. crackers Jul 8, 2011 08:57 PM

          I would go with Mike's on the South River and Harris's on Kent Narrows. Much as I used to love Cantler's, it is overrun with tourists and tourist buses. The smell of diesel fumes wafting over the deck while the buses idle in the parking lot is just so unpleasant, as are the flies swarming around the garbage bins out back. I also think the crabs come to the table fresher and less soggy out of the steamer from Mike's and Harris.
          Avoid Buddy's.

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