Crabs can be a fulfilling and delicious dish but are often messy and difficult to crack. The struggle of cracking a crab open to reach the delicious meat inside is a struggle seafood lovers know all too well. Although the struggle is worth it after tasting the delicious flavor of crab meat, below is a list of utensils ideal for eating crabs, making your dining experience cleaner and easier.
Eating crabs can be very messy, so crab bibs are often offered at a seafood restaurant. Crab bibs are basically large and disposable napkins placed around your neck, typically made from paper or plastic. Although they may not be fashionable, wearing a crab bib helps prevent food from getting on your clothes while eating.
A crab knife is a utensil used for removing the shell and picking a crab apart. While crab knives tend to be small in size, they are heavy enough to crack open the shell and sharp enough to pick apart the crab meat.
A crab mallet is most useful for cracking open the shell of a crab without smashing it. They are lightweight, designed with long handles and small solid heads. Crab mallets help save you time while trying to eat whole crabs.
Like its name says, a seafood cracker is essential to cracking the shell of crab claws, easily getting the meat inside. With a similar design to nutcrackers, seafood crackers require you to grip the handles on the utensil to crack the exterior of the crabs’ hard shell, accessing the meat within.
Seafood picks are long, slender utensils ideal for scooping the meat out of crab legs. Using seafood picks ensures that you don’t leave any meat left behind in the shell, making your meal more fulfilling.
COSTAS INN IS YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION FOR THE BEST CRABS IN BALTIMORE!
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!