Baltimore area crab prices

Updated July 28, 2016

This has been a plentiful season for Maryland crabbers and crab lovers. A robust harvest has kept local crab sellers stocked with Maryland blue crabs. But has this had an effect on local crab prices? All indications are that it has not.

View the price table below

Find a crab house near you

We called 30 crab shacks in the Baltimore area 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.*

According to data collected by the Baltimore Sun from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the average price for a dozen large crabs in Maryland in 2013 was $38 and in 2014 was $35 (data for 2015 was not collected).

Read more from Sun Reporter Pamela Wood

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 $65 $300
Catonsville Crab Company Catonsville 2 Smiths Lane. Catonsville, MD 2122 410.818.6705 $65 $230
Captain Dick's Baltimore 5618 Southwestern Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 02536 (410) 242-2191 $65 $289
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 $68 $320
Conrad's Crabs Parkville 1720 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 882-1515 $58 $299
Corner Crab House Baltimore 4600 Erdman Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205 (410) 485-7442 $60 $300
Captain Joe's Crab House Essex 617 S Marlyn Ave, Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 391-5960 $70 $250
Pete's Crab House Parkville 1946 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 661-8210 $58 $289
Cravin' Crabs Baltimore 4609 Annapolis Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227 (410) 636-2722 $64 $279
Don's Crabs Parkville 1764 E Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 661-1232 $55 $280
Cap'n Franks Seafood Baltimore 201 N Highland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 327-3525 $48 $220
Gaffneys Baltimore 415 S Highland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 327-4006 $60 $280
Gibby's Seafood Lutherville-Timonium 2322 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 561-5225 $59 $289
Kahler's Crabhouse Rosedale 8036 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237 (410) 866-8381 $44 $199
Lady Frances Crabhouse Essex 202 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221 (410) 682-6100 $70 $300
Mackey's Crab House Baltimore 4203 Sanner Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206 (410) 483-2722 $57 $260
Pappas Parkville 1801 Taylor Ave, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 665-4000 $48 $280
Parkville Crabs Parkville 7800 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 668-0020 $52 $235
Salty Dog's Crab House Dundalk 4011 North Point Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 388-0515 $75 $250
Seaside Seafood Glen Burnie 1702 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410) 760-5210 $59 $289
Vince's Crabhouse Middle River 610 Compass Rd E, Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 687-3371 $65 $275
Waterman's Pride Baltimore 7692 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236 (410) 665-5555 $65 $299
The Crab Crib Baltimore 5820 Johnnycake Rd # 100, Baltimore, MD 21207 (410) 455-6411 $65 $275
Crab Depot Brooklyn Park 5717 Governor Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn, MD 21225 (410) 789-6722 $49 $359
Steamin Demons Essex 603 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-2835 $50 $300
N.B.S. Seafood Glen Burnie 1223 Dorsey Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410) 271-3202 $50 $225
Kent Island Crab Company Pasadena 2905 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122 (410) 437-2155 $69 $249
Bay Island Seafood Baltimore 1901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223 (410) 566-0200 $45 $280
Captain Dan's Crabhouse Eldersburg 2021 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, MD 21784 (410) 549-2511 $75 $339

*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. Crab prices fluctuate throughout the season. We performed our survey on July 29, 2016, but prices could change at any time.

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