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5 Popular Seafood Appetizers

5 Popular Seafood Appetizers

When it comes to seafood soups in Maryland, Maryland crab and cream of crab are arguably the most sought after

What better way to start a delicious seafood meal than some tasty seafood appetizers? From soups to finger foods, not only is seafood a versatile ingredient for entrees, but for appetizers as well. If you are headed out for dinner this weekend, consider these popular seafood appetizers to add to your meal!


The term “Calamari” refers specifically to the Mediterranean-style preparation with lemon and red marinara sauce. However, preparations of calamari today vary from region to region. Most preparations of calamari come with the meat of the squid cut into bite-sized pieces that have been battered and deep fried. Lemon and parsley are commonly used to garnish the dish.

Crab Dip

Marylanders can’t get enough of their crab dip! This tasty appetizer is either served with bread or chips. Sometimes, it is served in a bread bowl. As we are approaching the colder months of the year, consider beginning your meal with a nice hot portion of oozy crab dip.


Who doesn’t love a nice hot bowl on a rainy day? When it comes to seafood soups in Maryland, Maryland crab and cream of crab are arguably the most sought after. These two soups feature a blend of tasty veggies with a generous portion of crab meat. Consider starting your seafood meal with a cup of Maryland crab or cream of crab soup.

Clams Casino

Similar to calamari, clams casino is a tasty finger food and a delicious prequel to your meal. With clams, breadcrumbs, bacon, and peppers, this appetizer can be a hearty start to any great seafood dinner this fall.


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!

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Costas Inn
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4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
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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