I was in Baltimore last week for work, which just happened to be during crab season. It would have been rude not to take advantage of it, right?
After conferring with the internet and several very opinionated cab drivers, it was determined that we would head to Locust Point (LP) Steamers for this crabfest. They don’t take reservations, and we arrived after a very long day to find that there was a 25 minute wait. Not to worry- the neighborhood is walkable and we just wandered around the block until they called us to say our table was ready.
We were seated at the top of the stairs on the second floor, the perfect vantage point to scope out what everyone else was ordering. Clearly we were there for the crabs, but we decided on adding onion rings and Old Bay fries to our order. This wasn’t exactly the most well-rounded meal of my trip, but it was the tastiest.
The crabs came covered in Old Bay seasoning and were dumped on our brown paper covered table, then we went to town with wooden mallets and butter knives. Like lobster, crabs require some work to get to the good part, but I really like the “do it yourself” approach. It is messy however- I ended up with seasoning on my skirt and felt like I was covered in crab juice. The crab was delicious- well seasoned, well cooked, and the fries and onion rings were great as well. The staff was super friendly and even told us where to go to find frozen yogurt after. I highly recommend a visit if you are in Baltimore!
LP Steamers is located at 1100 E Fort Avenue Baltimore, MD