Crabs-to-go in/near Cambridge (Eastern Shore)
- CindyJ Jul 1, 2013 06:52 AM
Weather permitting, we're likely to head to the Eastern Shore for a day trip over the holiday weekend. I know there are any number of restaurants where we can pick crabs and enjoy a water view, but we're thinking of packing up some picnic gear/drinks/salads, etc. and finding some local crabs to round out the meal. There's a nice park on the water in Cambridge that's ideal for a picnic. The question is, where should we buy our crabs? FWIW, we'll be approaching Cambridge from the north on Rt. 50, so we can get them anywhere between Easton and Cambridge. Thanks!
Okay, no assistance here, so I Googled the Yellow Pages and found two good sources. The first, right in Cambridge, was J.M. Clayton, a short distance from Long Wharf Park. I phoned early in the day to inquire about what they had available and was told they had large males from the Choptank at $40/dozen. But by the time we arrived (about 3:30 PM) they were out of crabs. They were expecting more in later on, but rather than wait, we called T.L. Morris, just across the bridge in Trappe. They had a good supply of large males, also Choptank, at $45/doz, so that's where we got our stash. DElicious!!! We picnicked at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge and it was a delightful day.