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Here Are Four Frequently Asked Questions About Crabs

Costas Inn Questions About Crabs

Here are some common questions about crabs.

Crabs are a classic seafood dish that Marylanders consume pretty much all year.  People frequently ask questions about crabs, such as how they should be cooked, eaten, and preserved, among other things. If you have some questions, this is the blog for you. Listed below are four frequently asked questions regarding eating crabs.

How Many Cooking Methods Are There For Crabs?

Crabs are adaptable foods that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Crabs can be boiled, steamed, roasted, broiled, and even grilled. Although specific cooking methods are more frequent than others, these are all excellent methods for cooking and preparing wonderfully seasoned crabs and crab legs for lunch or dinner.

How Do You Eat Them

Prepare to make a mess when eating juicy and tasty crabs. Crabs can be eaten with your hands or with dedicated crab-eating equipment such as a crab knife, mallet, seafood cracker, or seafood pick. The most effective way to eat crabs is to remove the legs and claws before opening the main body. Use a strategy that works for you to successfully access the delicious crab meat concealed within the interior of a crab’s hard shell for the best crab-eating experience.

Are There Different Types Crab Of Meat Available?

Crab is available in various grades, including jumbo lump, lump, backfin, and claw. Depending on the crab meat you use, you can prepare multiple seafood meals for lunch or dinner.

What Other Foods Complement Crabs

Although crabs are wonderful, numerous side dishes complement their flavor. Some side dishes that go well with crabs are vegetables, salad, coleslaw, pasta, french fries, and biscuits.


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 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
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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