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4 Side Dishes to Consider When Serving Crab Legs

4 Side Dishes to Consider When Serving Crab Legs

Salad is the perfect summer side dish to serve with crab legs. It offers fresh, healthy, and light vegetables without adding extra work to the meal prep.

It’s no secret that seafood is a significant part of the food tradition in this area, specifically crabs and, even more specifically, blue crabs. We certainly love our beautiful swimmers, especially when steamed, served hot, and paired with old bay. Consider these four seafood side dish ideas if you’re mixing up the seafood menu and serving crab legs at your next event. 


Since crab legs are a different crab than blue crab, the experience of eating them often includes more dipping options (partly because the more substantial leg meat chunks are easier to dip). Consider serving melted clarified butter, or mix things up with another dipping sauce, like ketchup, cocktail sauce, a Worcestershire and mayo mix, or even lemon wedges to squeeze on the meat.


Biscuits are a popular side for crab legs, especially cheesy biscuits. Whether they’re made from scratch or premixed, they add something tasty and substantial to break up the work of cracking open crabs.


For many people, salad is the perfect summer side dish to serve with crab legs. The salad offers some healthy veggies without adding extra work to the meal prep. They are also light and won’t suffer from sitting out on the table during the long experience of cracking crabs. If fresh salad isn’t your style, pasta and potato salads are great alternatives.


There’s a reason this is the traditional side – it is easy to cook alongside the crabs, it is a delicious summer staple, and it loves that butter you’ve got lying around. Corn is even good slathered in crab seasoning, complementing the flavor of crab legs very well! 


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