4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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These Grilled Mussels Have Some Serious Muscles!

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Say you’ve been looking for something a little different for dinner tonight – treat yourself to some magnificent mussels!

At Costas Inn, we pride ourselves on our menu offerings. No matter what we (and you) bring to the table, Costas is your seafood destination. It’s been this way for fifty years, and even though times may have changed, our unmatched customer service hasn’t! Say you’ve been looking for something a little different for dinner tonight – treat yourself to some magnificent mussels!

The Ground Rules of Grilling 

Summer is the season of the grill! Even though it’s easy to assume that all you can grill is meat and veggies, seafood is just as tasty! Mussels are incredibly easy to prepare this way, and you can create an Instagram-worthy plating presentation once they’re done. Set up mussels and white wine as a light refreshment while the other courses are still cooking. Our in-house bowl of mussels, for instance, comes with garlic butter and parmesan breadsticks. Doesn’t that sound simply divine? We definitely think so. 

Pump Up Your Preparation Game 

Don’t be afraid to make several batches. Everyone will be clamoring (ha) for more! The quantity will depend on the size of your crowd. The size of each mussel determines how large each pound is. 

While the mussels themselves are cooking, keep a close eye on them. They won’t take long – once they pop open on their own, you’ll know that they’re ready to eat. Test different levels of doneness to see which one you like best!

As strange as it sounds, you’ll notice some “hairs.” if you do see them, grab some pliers and yank them off. They’re not exactly the most appetizing and are inedible anyway. 

Kick Things Up a Notch

Take a page out of our playbook and prepare a heavenly garlic butter sauce. Four ounces of butter and two cloves of garlic should be enough, but we won’t blame you if you want to measure with your heart! Alternatively, you could bring the heat with some hot chili oil or chili flakes as soon as you are done using the grill. Oh yes – keep things simple, fresh, and delicate with a skillful zest of lemon juice, parsley, and cilantro.  


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!

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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