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The Essentials For A Maryland Crab Feast

Blue crabs are a Maryland delicacy. During the summer months in the Old Line State, crab feasts are a common occurrence. If you are a Maryland resident, chances are you probably already understand proper crab feast protocol. If you are new to crab feasting, here are some of the essentials that you are going to need.

The Essentials For A Maryland Crab Feast

Make sure you are prepared for your next Maryland crab feast!

Mallet & Knife

Sometimes you just need to put your ego aside. Even crab feast veterans are better off having a crab mallet and a knife for picking meat at the table. Crabs are sharp in certain places and it does not make sense to risk cutting yourself when you can just use a tool.


Picking crabs is fun, but also extremely messy. Expect your hands to be covered in seasoning within a matter of minutes. If possible, it is recommended to have your crab feast outside. Cover a picnic table with old newspaper and then start setting the table.

Ice Cold Beer

Crab and beer make the perfect combination. Make sure your refrigerator is well stocked with the beer of your choice!

Corn On The Cob

Corn on the Cob is a classic. It is so simple, yet so delicious. Just drop it into boiling water and set the kitchen timer. Once it is done, smother it in butter and your favorite seasoning.

Paper Towels

It is impossible to have a crab feast without paper towels. Nobody wants your dirty hands handling the side dishes. Make sure you have several paper towels rolls on the table.



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 the 2015 #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 anytime 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, Google+, 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