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4 Tasty Types of Crab Meat

4 Tasty Types of Crab Meat

Before you can start planning your next crab boil, take the time to learn more!

Its always crab season here at Costas Inn! Before you can start planning your next crab boil, though, take the time to learn more! There are several different types of crab meat to use depending on what you want to make!


Jumbo lump crab meat comes from the swimmer fins. Even so, it takes many crabs to make that jumbo lump worth it. For this reason, the jumbo lump is uncommonly pricey. It has got an unbeatable taste, though, so if you are planning for a big party or other special occasions, don’t feel obligated to pass it up! 


Typical lump crab meat comes from the main body of the crab. You don’t get as much meat, but it is still firm and tasty. So if you are worried about mashed crab, now you don’t have to, because you will have crab cakes instead! 


Backfin crab meat is made of other pieces that won’t fit anywhere else. At first glance, this doesn’t sound appetizing. We understand your confusion and hesitance. That said, crab cakes often incorporate backfin meat. It’s probably tastier to use more meat and less filler, even if you like the fact that breadcrumbs are often used as binding to help hold the cakes together. Plus, it makes it more gluten-free-friendly as well!  


Eating crab meat is a favorite pastime for many Maryland residents. This experience becomes even more enjoyable when you have the claw crackers to dig in there. Claw meat looks much darker than its counterparts. It’s also not as sweet – think of it as a parallel to milk chocolate and dark chocolate. The flavor of the claw meat is out of this world, though. Try it in soup, appetizers, finger foods, and anything where you want to highlight crab’s natural deliciousness! 


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