4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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Want Something Besides Seafood? Try Our Pit Beef Sandwich

Costas_Inn pit beef sandwichPit beef has become the go-to meal for barbecue sandwiches throughout Maryland and the neighboring Baltimore area. Costas Inn is well-known for its seafood and crab dishes. However, we also specialize in cooking other delicacies, such as pit beef. If you want to learn more about this meal, plan to try it, or have already eaten it, this blog is for you. 

Pit Beef Is A Baltimore Favorite

Local historians believe this dish originated on the city’s east side. Initially, pit beef was not recognized as a staple dish but, over time, gained significant popularity. For nearly 50 years, Costas Inn has served the absolute best pit beef sandwiches in Baltimore. 

How Did Pit Beef Rise In Popularity?

The popularity of pit beef has expanded substantially over time. Pit beef is becoming increasingly popular on the menus of barbecue restaurants. The truth is that no one knows how local pit meat became so popular. Nonetheless, after several years, locals began to notice pit beef. Over time, pit beef has become a fixture within Baltimore culture and cuisine. 

How Is Pit Beef Prepared?

The meat is often served rare and sliced into tiny, delicate slices. Pit beef is made from top round roast and is barbecued over hardwood or charcoal. It is also stacked high on bread or a roll, and topped with horseradish, a few onions, and (occasionally) barbeque sauce. Typically, the dish is served with a side of french fries. Although we are your number one seafood restaurant in the greater Baltimore area, we pride ourselves on serving the most delectable meals to our customers. So the next time you are craving something besides seafood from Costas Inn, don’t hesitate to try our delicious pit beef sandwiches. 


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