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A Brief History of Pit Beef

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Here are some key things to keep in mind when it comes to barbecue and pit beef and how to know you are eating the best of the best.

Nearly everywhere you travel in the U.S., people are yearning to eat some barbecue. Many different states will claim that their style of barbecue is best. But how do you know which ones reign supreme and what makes a barbecue sauce or barbecue restaurant the best compared to others? The reality is, making your restaurant stand out will make all the difference when it comes to growing your business successfully. Maryland has started making a name for itself within the barbecue world. Here are some key things to keep in mind when it comes to barbecue and pit beef and how to know you are eating the best of the best.

Understanding The Importance Of Pit Beef

For any delicious barbecue restaurant to thrive, pit beef is a must. Lately, pit beef has become the ultimate go-to eat of choice in the Maryland area for barbecue. Ultimately, pit beef is simply barbecued beef that is deliciously crusty on the outside but then super juicy and almost rare on the inside. This combination allows the meat to be successfully shaved into very thin strips and subsequently heaped onto a lovely sandwich as a delicious meal. The reality is, people will truly come from far and wide just to enjoy a pit beef sandwich.

The Phenomenon Of Pit Beef In Maryland

Over the years, pit beef has significantly increased in popularity. In fact, different barbecue restaurants have increasingly started incorporating various versions of pit beef into their menus. The reality is, no one really knows how pit beef actually became so popular in the area. But, after years and years, pit beef started to gain recognition locally. And then, after many years, the popularity started spreading nationally. And now, pit beef is a staple of the Baltimore, Maryland, area. 


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more! 

You may recognize our restaurant 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 and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine 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! Of course, 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