Baltimore area crab prices

Updated May 20, 2019

Results from the annual crab population survey suggest a strong crabbing season is ahead. What is the going price for steamed crabs in the Baltimore area? We called dozens of crab shacks in the Baltimore area to find out.

View the price table below

Find a crab house near you

We called dozens of 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 $70 n/a
Captain Trey's Crabs Cockeysville 10625 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030 (410) 666-4646 $72 $345
Drew's Crab Shack Abingdon 1907 Philadelphia Rd, Abingdon, MD 21085 (410) 676-2865 $76 $399
Conrad's Crabs Parkville 1720 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 882-1515 $72 $396
Corner Crab House Baltimore 4600 Erdman Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205 (410) 485-7442 $68 n/a
Captain Joe's Crab House Essex 617 S Marlyn Ave, Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 391-5960 $75 n/a
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 $68 $352
Don's Crabs Parkville 1764 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 661-1232 $70 n/a
Cap'n Franks Seafood Baltimore 201 N Highland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 327-3525 $55 n/a
Gaffney's Baltimore 415 S Highland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 327-4006 $65 $280
Gibby's Seafood Lutherville-Timonium 2322 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 561-5225 $68 $329
Kahler's Crabhouse Rosedale 8036 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237 (410) 866-8381 $47 n/a
Lady Frances Crabhouse Essex 202 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221 (410) 682-6100 $75 n/a
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 $65 $198 S/M/L mix
Salty Dog's Crab House Dundalk 4011 North Point Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 388-0515 $78 n/a
Seaside Seafood Glen Burnie 1702 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410) 760-5210 $75 n/a
Vince's Crabhouse Middle River 610 Compass Rd E, Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 687-3371 $75 $350
Waterman's Pride Baltimore 7692 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236 (410) 665-5555 $65 $385
Crab Depot Brooklyn Park 5717 Governor Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn, MD 21225 (410) 789-6722 $65 $389 L/XL mix
Kent Island Crab Company Pasadena 2905 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122 (410) 437-2155 $71 n/a
Captain Dan's Crabhouse Eldersburg 2021 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, MD 21784 (410) 549-2511 $75 $349 S/M/L mix
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 $90 n/a
CJ's Crabhouse and Grill Owings Mills 10117 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 363-6694 $80 n/a
Ocean Pride Towson 1534 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 321-7744 $85 $359
Faidley's Baltimore 203 North Paca St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 752-6461 $70 $350

*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 during the last week of April 2019, but prices could change at any time.

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