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Here Are Four Unique And Different Ways To Cook Your Crabs

Crab is one of the most delicious meats and seafood available. In Maryland, cooking them is somewhat like an artform. With the right touch, you can cook your crabs to perfection. There are different techniques and methods to cook your crabs, so that is great to keep in mind if you like a variety. Let us look into four different ways to cook your crabs without further ado.


There are several ways to cook your crabs at home.

Boiled Crabs

Boiling is the first option on our list, and it works well for just about every type of crab. Begin boiling your water and salt in a large deep pot. Many cook their crabs in Old Bay spices, beer, and wine. You can boil your crabs anywhere from 10-15 minutes.

Steamed Crabs

Steaming is another popular way to cook crabs. This option ensures that all of the juices and flavor from the crab meat remain inside. You can use a steamer basket to top and place the crabs inside. The steaming process takes about 20 minutes, depending on the size.

Roasted Crabs 

After you clean your crabs, you can roast them. You should butter them for taste and sprinkle various herbs and spices. You can also use garlic, lemon juice, and fresh parsley. You should roast them at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal flavor for 10 minutes.


Grilling is arguably the most underrated way to cook and enjoy crabs. Brush each crab with melted butter and place them on your grill. Cover it and cook them until they are lightly browned. Flip them, brush with butter, and grill the other side. This process typically takes about 10 minutes.


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!

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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