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Crab Season is Coming: Crab Imperial and Eastern Shore Grilled Cheese

Crab Season is Coming: Crab Imperial and Eastern Shore Grilled Cheese

Brace yourselves, because crab season is coming!

Have you ever wondered where crab imperial got its name from? You probably know what king crabs are, whether or not they come from Alaska. Right now, let’s learn more about it along with with eastern shore grilled cheese. Brace yourselves, because crab season is coming

Crab Imperial 

Despite its impressive name, crab imperial is actually much easier to make, and indeed, find, than you might think! It is an icon of the Chesapeake Bay region, and even if you can find it along with other parts of the East Coast, you know in your heart that it won’t be the same as it would be in the Old Line State of Maryland during crab season. 

First of all, crabmeat is mixed with imperial sauce and then the combination is baked until it is golden-brown and mouthwatering. The imperial sauce is a tantalizing blend of common ingredients that aren’t as fancy as the name suggests but are still plenty delicious – mayo, egg yolks, a mix of seasonings, and a generous helping of Old Bay. Come on down to our place and taste a twist on an old favorite that uses our special house blend of spices. 

Need to know what kinds of crab you can use for this recipe? Well, glad you asked! Blue swimming crab, Dungeness crab, snow crab, king crab, and blue claw crab are all fair game!  

Eastern Shore Grilled Cheese 

Everyone loves grilled cheese! Luckily, Eastern Shore Grilled Cheese is one of our house specialties here at Costas Inn! Crab season isn’t quite here yet, but that shouldn’t stop you! What exactly is Eastern Shore grilled cheese, you might ask? Well, it’s really quite simple – imagine a mashup of crab dip and grilled cheese! You’ve never had a crabby sandwich like this before, full of rich, melty, velvety goodness. You gotta have one! Come in and have a grilled cheese sandwich with some of our hearty crab soup, too! 


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 the2015 #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, Pinterest, and YouTube!


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes