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Blue Crabs Still Available? (And Where?)

arnonh Nov 12, 2012 08:40 AM

Hi, folks.

I've heard so much about the blue crabs of MD, and I happen to have the opportunity to go down there over this weekend. So, basically, 2 questions:

1. Is it still the season? Will I be able to try fresh steamed blue crabs?
2. Where would be the best place? Specifically, I'm looking for a nice shack (or any other down-to-earth place), however it should serve other things too (including non-seafood), as my wife and kids are not crab-fans...


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    drewpbalzac Nov 12, 2012 04:47 PM

    Abner's in Chesapeake Beach (A little south of Annapolis). It is as "crab shacky" as it gets.

    My favorite crab house on the western shore.

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    1. re: drewpbalzac
      arnonh Nov 13, 2012 10:42 AM


    2. agarnett100 Nov 12, 2012 12:08 PM

      Where in MD are you staying

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      1. re: agarnett100
        arnonh Nov 12, 2012 12:11 PM

        I don't know yet, but I'll be accessible to wherever the best blue crabs are... ;-)

        1. re: arnonh
          agarnett100 Nov 12, 2012 12:14 PM

          Cantler's Riverside Inn - Annapolis - http://www.cantlers.com/ - local blue crabs they are running specials now since its the off season

          1. re: agarnett100
            arnonh Nov 12, 2012 12:39 PM

            Thanks for the advice. What would such a special be?

            1. re: arnonh
              agarnett100 Nov 12, 2012 12:42 PM

              check on facebook the specials change daily

              1. re: agarnett100
                arnonh Nov 12, 2012 12:46 PM


            2. re: agarnett100
              Terrie H. Nov 13, 2012 04:28 PM

              I would agree with this rec. Stay in Annapolis, which is nice any time of year, especially now when it isn't croweded with summer tourists, and drive over to Cantler's for your crabs.

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