Father’s Day is only a few days away. But we have some exciting news for you: there is still time to get mouthwatering crabs and crab cakes from Your Seafood Destination. For fifty years, Costas Inn has consistently proven why we’ve remained an instant favorite and an institution on the Baltimore food scene for this long. So if your dad loves to have crab feasts, experiment with crab-based recipes, or is crazy about crabs (down to decor and merch), come on down and grab some of our award-winning fares!
The Potential Health Benefits of Crab Cakes
Let’s get this party going by talking about why crab cakes can be good for you. The crab meat itself is jam-packed with protein. Protein helps you build and maintain muscle mass. Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and selenium all improve your vitality and help you treat various chronic health conditions.
For instance, fatty acids help make your heart healthier. After all, they decrease the number of triglycerides, make blood clotting less problematic, and reduce the chances of developing an irregular heartbeat. In addition, vitamin B12 and folate counteract the vitamin deficiency known as anemia. Finally, crabs and other types of seafood boost your brainpower, too. Reliable research has shown that people who eat seafood at least once a week exhibited lower risks of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Even More Fun Facts About Blue Crabs
The prime season for softshell crabs runs from mid-May to September. So right now, that means you’re in the sweet spot. Meanwhile, primetime for hardshell crabs is a much bigger window. It runs from April to December. Oh, one more thing – the biggest, thickest, and fattest crabs will come around in the fall – that’s because they are preparing to hibernate for the winter.
Blue crabs are known to eat plants, snails, and even other seafood! If dead fish is on the menu, they won’t say no. Likewise, they won’t hesitate to engage in a spot of cannibalism when they get sufficiently hungry. Crabbers use bottom trawls, dredges, and traps to catch the crabs that they will eventually sell. Did you know that our crabby friends help make the Chesapeake Bay a better place to live? They do this by controlling the local populations of fish and other marine life.
COSTAS INN IS YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!
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 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!