Crabs on the Waterfront in Baltimore
Hi! I live in DC and am taking my partner on a daytrip to Baltimore for bike riding and crab eating. We are taking the train there and back and our bike rental place is on Light Street in Federal Hill. Looking for a waterfront restaurant in Baltimore to eat crabs with a pretty view, good crabs, and accessible either by foot or public transport so we can get back to the train station. It would be great if it wasn't too expensive. I searched prior posts and a lot of the recs seem to not be in Baltimore proper and it's hard for me to gauge how hard it would be to get there.
OK, so I just called Captain James and crab season is over. Sad. I would still like to sit outside and eat seafood, even if it isn't steamed crabs. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced outdoor seating seafood restaurant with the above location limitations? Thanks.
I don't remember seeing any recs here for Riptide by the Bay, and I've never been, but it's in Fells Point and fits your parameters. Another option would be to get carry out crabs from Chris' Seafood in Canton, and walk up the hill to the top of Patterson Park where the pagoda is, get a picnic table, and eat with an expansive view of the harbor. (A taxi back to the train station should be in the $10+ range, or you could take a bit of a walk and pick up the Charm City Circulator.)
BTW, I had local crabs last night, and the season isn't over everywhere! :-)
Riptide by the Bay
1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
I think Captain James crab house is closed for the season since it's an outdoor place but local crab season is prime right now, they are heavy in anticipation of winter. You could try Nicks Fish House on the water, www.nicksfishhouse.com
the food can be mediocre but they have a new chef so who knows.
Nicks Fish House
2600 Insulator Dr # 1, Baltimore, MD