Here are some of our most frequently asked questions, to help you make the most of your visit. If we don’t address your question here, please call or come in and ask!
Do You Take Reservations?
Yes, we do! We don’t require reservations for lunch or dinner, or even for crabs, but we highly recommend them, especially if you plan on a crab feast and are hoping for a particular size. We do not have an online reservation system, but you can make your reservation by calling us at 410-477-1975.
How Early Should I Reserve?
It is helpful to make your reservation as soon as possible. If you’re making a reservation for crabs and you want a specific size or a large quantity, we definitely need more notice. There is also a much greater demand in the summer, though we offer crabs year-round. If you make a reservation, we will hold your requested or second choice size. With enough notice, we can order exactly what you want, but without that notice, you will be limited to what we have on-hand or on our delivery truck for the day.
Will I Get the Crab Size I Want?
When you call to make your reservation, we will ask for your preferred crab size, a second choice crab size, and the quantity you want. When our shipment arrives in the morning, we will sort and size all of the crabs, then divvy them up by reservations. The reservations are assigned their crabs based on who reserved first, so the sooner you get your reservation in, the better.
What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
We accept major credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover – as well as American Express travelers checks. We also offer gift certificates that can be purchased online, over the phone, or in-person in our restaurant. We apologize, but we do not accept personal checks.
How Can I Buy Your Seasoning?
Costas Inn’s Crab and Seafood Seasoning is a delicious addition to any cook’s spice cabinet, useful to liven up not just crab meat dishes but any protein on your plate. You can purchase it when you visit the restaurant, online through our website, or in select supermarkets, like Giant Food, Geresbeck’s and Graul’s Markets.
YOUR SUMMER SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!