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These Four Tools Are A Must For Eating Crabs

Crabs are a popular seafood delicacy but are often messy and challenging. If you’re a seafood lover, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of cracking open crabs to get to the succulent meat inside. However, some tools and utensils can make the process easier and less messy. In this regard, we have compiled a list of utensils perfect for eating crabs and can help you enjoy your meal more cleanly and efficiently.


Eating crabs can be messy, so crab bibs are essential for any crab feast. Crab bibs are large, disposable napkins 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.

Crab Knifes 

A crab knife is a specialized tool designed to help you remove the shell and extract the meat from a crab. Despite being small, crab knives are pretty sturdy and heavy, making them capable of cracking open the crab’s hard shell. Additionally, they are sharp enough to help you separate the meat from the shell without damaging it. With a crab knife, you can quickly and efficiently enjoy the succulent meat of a crab without any hassle.

Crab Mallets 

Clicking open the shell can be challenging when enjoying whole crabs. That’s where a crab mallet comes in handy. These tools open the crab’s shell without crushing its meat. Crab mallets are lightweight and easy to use, with small solid heads and long handles. They help save you time and effort while trying to eat whole crabs, making them a must-have tool for any seafood lover.

Seafood Cracker 

A seafood cracker is an indispensable tool for cracking open the shells of crab claws and retrieving the meat inside. With a design similar to nutcrackers, this utensil requires you to hold the handles and apply pressure to the crab’s hard shell’s exterior, allowing access to the succulent meat inside.


Seafood picks are a type of utensil that comes in a long, slender shape explicitly designed for scooping out the meat from crab legs. They are an ideal tool for seafood lovers who want to ensure they don’t leave meat behind in the shell, making their meal more satisfying. By using seafood picks, you can fully enjoy the delicious meat of the crab without the hassle of breaking the shell apart.


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
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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