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Best Rated Spots For Crabs Near Bowie, MD

Do you like your crabs steamed with Old Bay or rock salt, then dipped in butter or vinegar? Or do you prefer delicious, broiled crab cakes? Dig in, get messy, and enjoy cracking open those crabs, your tummy will love you for it! Check out this list of crab houses near Bowie, MD to know where to eat when you have a craving for juicy crabs.

  1. Jerry’s Seafood

From crab soup, crab bisque, to the crab bomb; and with over 3000 reviews of mostly 4 to 5 stars in Google, Jerry’s Seafood is obviously at the top of this list. This first-come-first serve restaurant has been serving crabs since 1981 in Seabrook, MD, and later expanded to the Bowie area in 2008.

Famous for its outstanding service, perfect ambiance, mouth-watering crabs, and all other seafood goodness! This restaurant is always packed with customers. The waiting line at Jerry’s Seafood can be long, but it’s surely worth the wait. If you don’t have time to wait, that’s okay because all their menu items are available for carry out, and some are available for online ordering, allowing you to enjoy their delicious seafood in the comfort of your own home.

Location: 15211 Major Lansdale Blvd, Bowie, MD

  1. The Point Crab House and Grill

This restaurant is clean, upscale and right on the water!  It offers a casual, contemporary dining experience with amazing waterfront views. And if you’re crazy for crustaceans, then you’re in the right place. Pair the beautiful view with presentable and delicious meals, try their house favorite Crab Cake Sandwich, Mom-Mom’s Maryland Crab Cake Soup or their Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and you have yourself not just an instagrammable dinner, but a memorable experience as well.

Location: 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold, MD

  1. Fat Boy’s Crab Shack

This crab shack is a favorite local hang out, a funky shack with TVs and wooden picnic tables. They put the spotlight on their crab favorite, the Colossal Lump Crab Cake! It’s a half pound crab cake handmade with colossal lump crab meat and traditional blend of seasonings, broiled & served with any side. You don’t want to leave without trying it. And if that’s not enough, try out their freshly baked oysters too, with their signature crab dip, cheese, and bacon.

You can also enjoy their happy hour and get yourself some Crab Pretzels, Mussels or Fish Tacos. A visit to Fat Boy’s Crab Shack will surely satisfy your hankerings for seafood.

Location: 1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD

  1. Ernie’s Crab House

Famous for consistently serving hot, heavy, juicy crabs that are worth its price; and excellent customer service. This crab house is Brentwood’s hidden seafood gem. Whether you search for them on Tripadvisor, Google, Foursquare or other platforms, they are always rated 4.5 stars and up.

Ernie’s Crab House has a straightforward seafood menu of large crabs and shrimps. If you’re looking for a great crab-fix, this is the place to go!

Location: 4305 Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, MD

  1. Rock and Toss Crab House

At this restaurant the choice is all yours! Have fun getting your hands dirty with a great variety of seafood, be it crabs, mussels or shrimp, Rock and Toss Crab House has it all. Take your pick, make your own combo of fresh, tasty seafood and add more flavor to it with their authentic seasonings of cajun, garlic butter, lemon pepper, or rockin’ bomb! You can then select your preferred spice level, from non-spicy to hot, hot, hot! And while you wait for your creation, enjoy an appetizer of Crab Meat Fries, that will definitely hit the spot.


15500 Annapolis Rd Bowie, MD 20715

10150 Reisterstown Rd​ Owings Mills, MD 21117

2928 Festival Way Waldorf, MD 20601

908 Largo Center Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774


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