4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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Why Are Scallops Adored By Seafood Lovers?

costas inn seafood scallopsWhen it comes to seafood, scallops are genuinely unique. These shellfish are known for their incredible texture and taste but require the necessary cooking preparation. Scallops become sweet and tender when cooked correctly, with natural flavor in every bite. Continue reading to learn more about scallops and why seafood lovers appreciate them. 

What Exactly Is A Scallop?

A scallop is a type of mollusk, and if you’ve ever tasted oysters, clams, or mussels, chances are you’ve already tried something similar to scallops. Depending on your location, you might come across either the small bay scallops or larger sea scallops. However, both types have a soft and delicious texture and are distinguishable by their light pink or beige colors.

What Do Scallops Taste Like?

Scallops are renowned for their sweet and delightful flavor. Even when cooked, they maintain a hint of their salty taste. Because they are so rich, it is suggested that they be consumed in smaller portions.

How Are Scallops Prepared

Preparing scallops is crucial as they can easily be easily overcooked, resulting in a rubbery and unappetizing texture. After removing the side muscles, most prefer to have them pan-seared for an optimal taste. Some people often enjoy their scallops through deep-frying, grilling, or even broiling methods for a more crispy texture. 


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