Baltimore area crab prices

Updated August 29, 2018

Labor Day weekend marks the end of peak crab season. What is the going price for steamed crabs in the Baltimore area? We called 34 crab shacks in the Baltimore area to find out.

View the price table below

Find a crab house near you

We called 34 local crab shacks to get an idea of the average price of crabs right now. We only called establishments that offer steamed crabs to-go and asked prices for large males by the dozen and bushel.*

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Crab House City Address Phone # 12 lg. males* Bushel*
Crab Shack II Gwynn Oak 6324 Windsor Mill Rd, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207 (410) 944-1535 $70 n/a
Captain Dick's Baltimore 5618 Southwestern Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 02536 (410) 242-2191 $65 $259 M/L mix
Captain Trey's Crabs Cockeysville 10625 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030 (410) 666-4646 $66 $299
Drew's Crab Shack Abingdon 1907 Philadelphia Rd, Abingdon, MD 21085 (410) 676-2865 $70 $299
Conrad's Crabs Parkville 1720 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 882-1515 $68 $379
Corner Crab House Baltimore 4600 Erdman Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205 (410) 485-7442 $60 $360
Captain Joe's Crab House Essex 617 S Marlyn Ave, Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 391-5960 $70 $350
Pete's Crab House Parkville 1946 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 661-8210 $65 $299
Cravin' Crabs Baltimore 4609 Annapolis Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227 (410) 636-2722 $64 $289
Don's Crabs Parkville 1764 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 661-1232 $60 $260
Cap'n Franks Seafood Baltimore 201 N Highland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 327-3525 $55 $220
Gaffneys Baltimore 415 S Highland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 327-4006 $65 $280 M/L mix
Gibby's Seafood Lutherville-Timonium 2322 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 561-5225 $68 $299
Kahler's Crabhouse Rosedale 8036 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237 (410) 866-8381 $47 $239 S/M/L mix
Lady Frances Crabhouse Essex 202 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221 (410) 682-6100 $75 $263
Mackey's Crab House Baltimore 4203 Sanner Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206 (410) 483-2722 $55 $250
Pappas Parkville 1801 Taylor Ave, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 665-4000 $54 $280
Parkville Crabs Parkville 7800 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 668-0020 $42 $190 M/L mix
Salty Dog's Crab House Dundalk 4011 North Point Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 388-0515 $75 n/a
Seaside Seafood Glen Burnie 1702 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410) 760-5210 $70 $299
Vince's Crabhouse Middle River 610 Compass Rd E, Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 687-3371 $68 $299
Waterman's Pride Baltimore 7692 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236 (410) 665-5555 $60 $295
The Crab Crib Baltimore 5820 Johnnycake Rd # 100, Baltimore, MD 21207 (410) 455-6411 $65 n/a
Crab Depot Brooklyn Park 5717 Governor Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn, MD 21225 (410) 789-6722 $69 $379 L/XL mix
N.B.S. Seafood Glen Burnie 1223 Dorsey Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410) 271-3202 $45 $230
Kent Island Crab Company Pasadena 2905 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122 (410) 437-2155 $71 $268 M/L mix
Bay Island Seafood Baltimore 1901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223 (410) 566-0200 $50 n/a
Captain Dan's Crabhouse Eldersburg 2021 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, MD 21784 (410) 549-2511 $75 $339
LP Steamers Baltimore 21100 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230 (410) 549-2511 $80 n/a
Anne Arundel Seafood Anne Arundel 230 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122 (410) 255-3344 $75 $225 M/L mix
CJ's Crabhouse and Grill Owings Mills 10117 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 363-6694 $75 n/a
Ocean Pride Towson 1534 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 321-7744 $80 $339
Captain James Canton 2127 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 327-2411 $86 n/a
Faidley's Baltimore 203 North Paca St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 727-4898 $65 $225

*Prices are retail for large male crabs. Each retailer uses its own scale, but larges often are at least 6" in size, and a bushel will contain six to seven dozen crabs. Some retailers don't sell large crabs by the bushel, or they do a mix of sizes. Crab prices fluctuate throughout the season. We performed our survey on August 27- 28, 2018, but prices could change at any time.

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