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These Five Items Are A Must For Your Next Crab Feast

Crab feasts are a beloved tradition among many Maryland residents, especially during the warmer months. Marylanders have their unique way of eating crabs, and it’s important to understand the proper techniques. In this blog, we will share some helpful tips to ensure your next crab feast is a delightful experience.


Even if you are a crab feast veteran, having a crab mallet and a knife for extracting meat at the table is always advisable. Crabs have sharp edges in certain areas, and it is not worth the risk of getting injured when you can use a tool for extracting crab meat. Therefore, having these tools handy will help you enjoy your meal and stay safe.


If you plan on picking crabs, remember that it can be a messy affair. The seasoning used to flavor the crabs can quickly coat your hands and leave them dirty. To minimize the mess, it’s recommended that you have your crab feast outside. Prepare a table by covering it with newspaper and setting it in advance so you can enjoy your meal without worrying about making too much of a mess.


If you’re a fan of crabs, you might be pleased to know that they go exceptionally well with beer. Ensuring that your refrigerator is well-stocked with your favorite beer is important to enjoy this perfect combination. However, if you prefer non-alcoholic beverages, you can always choose water, soda, juice, or any other favorite beverages to complement your crab feast.


Corn on the Cob is a classic and versatile side dish many enjoy. However, if you want to switch things up and add variety to your meal, there are plenty of tasty sides. Some popular options include cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and French fries. Additionally, consider adding clams casino, steamed shrimp, or buffalo wings to take your crab feast to the next level. 


When hosting a crab feast, it’s essential to ensure that you have access to paper towels or sanitary wipes. This will help keep their hands clean and prevent messes while handling the side dishes.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore for over 50 years!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 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