4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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In The Mood For Blue Crabs? Stop By Costas Inn Today

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Stop by Costas Inn today!

The summer is almost here, and it is a fantastic time of year to enjoy steamed crabs. One of Maryland’s culinary icons is the beautiful blue crab. Want to learn more about blue crabs? Continue reading more, and don’t forget to stop by Costas Inn the next time you’re in the mood for some blue crabs.

What Do Blue Crabs Taste Like?

Blue crabs have white meat that is mild and salty in flavor. This meat is also delicately sweet, which adds to its appeal. Backfin meat is notably treasured because it has unrivaled flakiness and tenderness compared to other crab meat varieties. While blue crabs have the texture of a scallop, they also have a juicy, rich, buttery flavor.

Here Is How You Tell Apart Male From Female

The male crab can grow to at least eight inches within a year, and their meat tends to have a flakier consistency than the flesh of a female blue crab. Meanwhile, female blue crabs often tend to be smaller, so their meat tends to be more dense.

Try These Sides With Blue Crabs

No meal is complete without a tasty set of side dishes. Be sure to try any of these fantastic sides and appetizers to accompany your next order of steamed blue crabs. Sides such as

  • corn on the cob
  • cole slaw
  • mac & cheese
  • hush puppies
  • french fries

Here are some appetizers for you to try:

  • clams casino
  • steamed shrimp
  • mushroom caps
  • onion rings
  • crab balls
  • buffalo wings
  • raw oysters


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