4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Call For Reservations: 410.477.1975

A History of Crabs from Costas Inn

From the prehistoric period to the present, people near the water have been consuming crustaceans like crabs as a food source. In America, the tradition of eating crabs was instituted by the early colonists, and because extracting the meat from these shellfish was a time-consuming and labor intensive process, it was conserved and used sparingly in soups, stews, and of course – fried cakes.

Variations on the crab cake, then, have been around for as long as our country, whichMaryland jumbo lump crab cake means Marylanders have had hundreds of years worth of experience to tweak and perfect the recipe. Though Costas Inn doesn’t predate Jamestown and the Mayflower, our restaurant has been around for over forty years, passing down family seafood recipes that have earned us the title of having some of the best crab cakes Baltimore has to offer.

Our award-winning cakes start with the finest ingredients: fresh crabs flown in daily from Louisiana and the Texas gulf to ensure that the main constituent in the cakes is worthy of being showcased. From the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the crabs crawl right through our door, where they are processed, skillfully steamed, and picked to perfection by the hands of our expert chefs and staff. Made with our special seafood seasoning, our recipe highlights the flavor of the premium crabs the cakes are made of, and are served in our dining room with your choice of two sides.

Let us show you why this dish keeps us afloat as a contender for one of the best jumbo lump crab cakes the state of Maryland has to offer. Not a local but want to know why Costas Inn Restaurant is making waves? Order our crab cakes at a price that will make you swim back for more online here; we offer a variety of sizes and quantities to keep you satisfied no matter how far from the shore you are.

Get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!


Food Timeline FAQs: lobster, crab, shrimp & oysters

Leave a Reply

Taste a Baltimore Tradition!

You can now order our famous and award winning Maryland crabcakes online and we'll ship them fresh to your door. We will gladly ship them nationwide. Crabs, crab cakes, party packages, clothing, seasonings, and more available to order online now!

order now!

Shop Now

  • Online Gift Card

    Online gift cards make a great gift that can be redeemed for any products available at costasinn.com only. Not redeemable at the restaurant.

  • More Information About Crabcake Delivery: What Are Some of Our House Policies?

    Costas Inn Gift Card

    A 10.95 charge will be applied for next day delivery on Gift Certificates. If you desire regular shipping via USPS, please call Pete at 410-477-1975.  

    $25.00 - $100.00 buy
  • 5 oz. Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcake

    One 5 oz. Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake  Garnish and roll not included

    $15.00 buy
  • 10 Pack 5 oz. Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

    A Costas tradition since 1971: 5 ounces of all Jumbo Lump crabmeat made with Costas seafood spices. A local favorite!

    $140.00 buy
  • What Makes a Maryland Crab So Special?

    8 oz. Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

    One 8 oz. Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake.  Garnish not included

    $20.00 buy
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