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4 Crab Feast Must-Haves

4 Crab Feast Must-Haves

Crab feasts are a Maryland tradition!

Marylanders love their crab feasts! They have become a tradition in the Old Line state. In order to have a proper crab feast, there are a few items that you simply cannot go without! Keep reading and discover a few crab feast must-haves!

Crab Mallets

You can’t have a crab feast without having a few mallets on the table! Crab mallets are best served for cracking open crab claws. This cannot be done with your bare hand alone. If you try to do so, you will likely cut yourself. Crab mallets are available in both wood and metal.


Picking crabs is a messy job! If you want to make cleanup as easy as possible, line your table with yesterday’s newspaper. Ensure that the whole table to covered and don’t be afraid to lay down a few layers of it. Once the crab feast is over, all you need to do is to roll up the newspapers with the crab shells inside and discard them. It is as simple as that.

Paper Towels

One of the reasons why people love crab feasts is because you are allowed to be messy and eat with your hands. Since everyone is bound to have dirty fingers, you need to have at least a couple rolls of paper towels at the ready!

Crab Knives

Crabs are filled with delicious meat. The only issue is that it can sometimes be challenging to get to with only using your fingers. For that reason, many people like to use crab knives, which are used as tools for picking apart crabs.


Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 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! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, 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